Classes

Free Beginning Knitting and Crochet Classes!

At Northwest Yarns, we are fairly certain that everyone would like to know how to knit and crochet, and if they do not yet know how, it is only because of lack of opportunity. To help populate the world with knitters and crocheters, we offer free beginning knitting and crochet classes!

If you would like to get your knit and crochet on, please drop by for one of the classes below. Needles, hooks and yarns for class are available for purchase at our store -- or feel free to bring your own.

If you already know how to knit or crochet, but have questions about your project that you would like some assistance with, feel free to stop by as well!
  

Beginning Knitting Class - Every Wednesday at 4:00 PM

Beginning Crochet Class - Every Friday at 5:00 PM

  

Kids are great, and we love teaching the next generation all about fiber arts! Kids that are 13+ are welcome to participate in our classes unaccompanied by adults. Kids younger than 13 years old are required to be accompanied by an adult that will also be participating in class so the adult can provide support both in and out of class.

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Beginning Spindle Spinning (2 part class)

 

Margaret is back and teaching spindle spinning! She will lead a new flock of spinners in Bellingham into the wild blue yonder of fiber arts! A 10% discount on materials required for classes will be extended to students.
 
Class Dates & Times1/19 & 1/26, 11-12pm
2/9 & 2/23, 11-12pm
Cost: $60
  
   

Beginning Wheel Spinning (2 part class)

Spinning Wheel

Margaret is here to answer the call of all you fledgling spinners out there. In this two part series, you will learn the mechanics of wheel spinning on our various rental wheels.
Spinners will be provided with fiber for practicing in class. As always, a 10% discount on materials required for classes will be extended to students.
 
Class Dates & Times: 01/19 & 1/26, 1-2pm
02/9 & 2/23, 1-2pm
Cost: $60

 

      

     

Beginning 4 Harness Weaving

Hand Weaving

Join Heather Seevers for this 4-harness weaving class and start becoming a weaver!  Heather will lead students through warping, weaving and finishing to create a series of elegant mug rugs.  All materials are 10% off for students. Looms are available for loan for students who do not already have a loom.  Come in by 12 noon on the first day of class to wind your warp.  

Dates and times:  1-3pm 1/25, 2/1, & 2/8
Cost: $90

Needle Felted Heart

Needle Felted Heart in Frame

This class is for those who are heartfelt and interested in learning needle felt painting techniques. We will work with anatomical imagery of hearts and grow our love of art. There will be puns aplenty.

If you have taken a class from Natalia before and purchased a kit no need to purchase another one there will just be a $5 materials fee.

Ages 8+ (with adult)

Date/Time: Feb 8th 2-5pm

Minimum Felters: 2
Maximum Felters: 6

Class Price: $35 plus Kit $20 (to be paid to instructor, cash or check only)

Two at a Time Toe Up Socks to Fit

Knitted Socks

In this intermediate class learn to knit socks two at a time with magic loop from the toe up so they perfectly fit your feet! You'll make cozy house socks with a gusset using bulky weight yarn. You'll need one skein chunky/Bulky yarn approximately 123 yards we recommend Plymouth Chunky Merino Superwash and size 10 40" circular needles or size to obtain gauge.


Dates & Time:
Sat Feb 22 and Sat Mar 7 from 1-2:30pm
Cost:
$60

Sign Up for Two at a Time Toe Up Socks to Fit

 

Needle Felted Hummingbirds

Needle Felted Hummingbird

Join Natalia as she leads you through creating these adorable little avian creatures. They come together like magic! In this workshop you will sculpt wool roving into a delicate bird to hang in your window, use as a gift topper, or add to anything else in need of cheer and whimsey. You won’t believe how easy it is! If you have taken a class from Natalia before and purchased a kit no need to purchase another one there will just be a $5 materials fee.

Ages 8+ (with adult)

Date/Time: March 14th 2-5pm

Minimum Felters: 2
Maximum Felters: 6

Class Price: $35 
Kit
$20 (to be paid to instructor, cash or check only)

Sign up for Needle Felted Hummingbirds