Steven Berg, a fibre artisan and reality TV star who has a firm belief in the power of creativity that knitting and crocheting can offer, will be touring South Africa from May 13 to 20. The Cape Town event will be taking place on Saturday, May 20, from 2pm to 4pm, at the Cape Craft & Design Institute.
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, fibre 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, Steven 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.
“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. StevenBe is a true genius of his craft and we can’t wait to welcome him to South Africa,” says Lindsay Humphreys of Mohair South Africa.
* Tickets can now be purchased via www.webtickets.co.za.