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 - now online!
Beginning Crochet Class - now online!
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.
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 & Times: Classes cancelled until further notice
Online Beginning Wheel Spinning (2 part class)
Heather 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.
Spinning wheels are available for rental. As always, a 10% discount on materials required for classes will be extended to students.
Class Dates & Times: Fri July 10th & July 17th, 1-2pm
Felted Dryer Balls
Join us for this online felted dryer balls class! Felted dryer balls are a a quick and easy project that are great to keep for yourself or give as gifts. Popping just three or four of these dryer balls into your dryer can reduce static and decrease the amount of drying time, and if you add scent they will also make your laundry smell amazing!
This class is suitable for both adults and children, no previous felting experience required.
Class Day & Time: July 23rd, 4-5
Cost: $5 + $14 dryer ball kit
Learn the ancient art of nålbinding! This fiber art predates both knitting and crochet, and is sometimes called "Viking knitting." In this class, you will learn a basic nålbinding stitch and make a set of handwarmers. All you need is a nålbinding needle (available in our shop and online), and a skein of yarn that is anywhere from worsted to bulky!
Class Day & Time: August 15th, 2-5pm
Learning how to darn knitted fabric can open up whole new worlds of craft and creativity! Join Heather Seevers for this online class and learn how to repair your own knits, or repair knitted treasures found second-hand. Two different methods will be taught: the weaving method and the knitted method.
Class Day & Time: August 24th, 4:30-5:30