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To be or knit to be with StevenBe and Mohair South Africa.

APRIL 24, 2017
To be or knit to be with StevenBe and Mohair South Africa.

Steven Berg, a fibre artisan and reality TV star armed with a wealth of experience, a daring sense of style and a firm belief in the power of creativity that knitting and crocheting can offer, will be touring South Africa from 13 to 20 May 2017.

The rock star of knitters and a big fan of locally-produced South African Mohair, Steven Berg, (also known as StevenBe) will be jet setting into South Africa for a short but sweet road show to present various knitting workshops alongside Mohair South Africa (MSA); giving knitting enthusiasts an opportunity to learn all the tricks and stitches from one of knitting’s leading men.

Owner of the StevenBe design, fiber and yarn shop in Minneapolis, Berg continues to make a mark in the industry. A former corporate designer whose resume includes Munsingwear, Perry Ellis and Versace, StevenBe combines his passion for knitting with his eye for design. From local enthusiasts to Hollywood types, people have taken note including A-list celebrities who loves to stockpile his sweaters and yarns.

In 2003, Berg opened the Yarn Garage in Rosemount with his sister and the large shop with a full-service yarn, knitting and needlework station became a destination for enthusiasts. Just over a year ago, StevenBe branched out, opening his South Minneapolis shop named after his design line. The new space has allowed him to expand his reach in the knitting, crocheting and needlework world.

The “Glitter Knitter” will be offering various workshops and presentations in the following cities throughout May:

13 May – Ponchini 101 (9:00 – 12:00) and Scarves, Sharves & Shawls (13:00 – 16:00) Workshops at Yarn in the Barn, Pretoria  -[email protected]

15 May  – Ponchini 101 (09:00 – 12:00) and Scarves, Sharves & Shawls (13:00 to 16:00) Workshops at Mohair SA, Port Elizabeth –[email protected]

16 May – The Best of Steven Be Presentation (9:30 – 12:00) at The Boardwalk Amphitheatre, Port Elizabeth –[email protected]

17 May – The Best of Steven Be Presentation (14:00 – 16:00) in Prince Albert –[email protected]

19 May – Ponchini 101 (9:00 – 12:00) and Scarves, Sharves & Shawls (13:00 – 16:00) Workshops at Cowgirl Blues in Cape Town – [email protected] 

20 May – The Best of Steven Be Presentation (14:00 – 16:00) at The Cape Craft & Design Institute in Cape Town –[email protected]

Lindsay Humphreys of Mohair South Africa added, “For those knitters who want to get all the inside scoop on the latest yarns, techniques, colourways and textiles from across the globe, be sure to book your spot! StevenBeis a true genius of his craft and we can’t wait to welcome him to South Africa.”

For more information and bookings, please contact [email protected]  .