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.



Wet Felted Pouch

Wet Felted Pouch

Learn the art of wet resist felting! Students will be working with carded unspun wool to sculpt it into a handy pouch. No prior felting experience required, but prepared to get a little wet and soapy. You will need 3 oz of wool and it can be purchased prior to class at a 10% shop discount.
Class Dates & Times: 9/7, 2-5 pm
Cost: $35

Needle Felted Forests

Needle Felted Forest

Students will learn how to needle felt an image of a simple forest landscape. Art composition and needle felting techniques will be taught in this class. No prior needle felting experience required!
Class Dates & Times:  9/14, 2-5 pm
Cost: $35 + $30 kit (payable to instructor)

Spindle Spinning

Drop Spindle

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: 9/22 & 9/29, 11-12 pm
Cost: $60

Wheel Spinning 

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:  9/22 & 9/29, 1-2 pm
Cost: $60

Knitted Lace

Lace Knitting

Want to make holes in your knitting... on purpose? Do we have a class for you! Join us for this beginning lace class, and learn how to knit the Gothic Lace Cowl by Tin Can Knits. This beginning lace class will guide you through all the lace knitting basics you need to complete this lovely cowl, including basic knitted lace increases and decreases, reading lace charts, how to read your knitting, and how to use lifelines.
Class Dates & Times: 9/28, 11-1:30 pm
Cost: $45

Space Dyeing

Hand dyed yarn

Dye your own skeins! Join Melissa Wisener in this day-long class to learn how to layer beautiful colors onto yarn to create a deeply unique and beautiful skein of variegated yarn to use in your next favorite hand dyed knitting, crocheting or weaving project.
Class Dates & Times:  9/28, 11-5 pm
Cost: $100

Beginning 4-Harness Weaving (3-part class)


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 included in the class fee, and looms are available to rent for students who do not already have one.
Class Dates & Times: 10/2, 10/9 & 10/16, 5:30-7:30 pm
Cost: $90

Needle Felted Owls

Needle Felted Owls

Create your very own owl to take with you before you head off to Hogwarts! In this easy needle felting class you will learn needle felting sculptural techniques. When you head home, you too will feel the joy of your own new magical pet!
If you have taken a class from Natalia before and purchased a kit, there is no need to purchase another one - there will just be a $5 materials fee.
Class Dates & Times:  10/5, 2-5 pm
Cost: $35 + $5 materials fee (payable to instructor)

Entrelac Pillow (3-part class)

Entrelac pillow

Learn how to knit an entrelac pillow with Beth Cassel-Tableman! This class will teach students this knitting technique that produces a fabric with a woven appearance — tiers of tilting blocks appear to run over and under each other — but is actually worked in one piece.
Class Dates & Times: 10/7, 10/14 & 10/21, 5:30-7:00 pm
Cost: $60

Build a Cardigan (6-part class)

Knitted cardigan

This class is for the intermediate knitter who is ready to make for themselves the *perfect* fitting cardigan.
Heather is ready to lead the next round of scrappy knitters into victory. This class meets 6 times - every two weeks, in the evening (5:30-7:00pm), starting on Thursday, October 10th..
Knitters will be using a pattern called My Favorite Cardigan, which is adjustable to any body shape and size. All class materials, including the cardigan pattern, yarn, and any needles necessary for the job are offered at 10% off to students if purchased in our shop.
Class dates: 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/21, 12/5, 12/19
Class Times: 5:30-7 pm


Intarsia skull and cat

Get ready for Halloween and join Echo Mae to learn how to knit a Halloween themed square using intarsia! Best suited to large blocks of color, intarsia sets designs into your knits without having to carry floats behind your knitting, as is done for stranded colorwork. See you in class!
Class Dates & Times:  10/12, 11-1 pm

Wet Felted Bowl

Wet Felted Bowl

Donna is back to teach wet felting! In this class you will make a small felt bowl, 5 to 6” in size or large one of 6-8” with wool and silk. Fibers are layered over a resist, and soap, water, and agitation are used to produce the felt. You can purchase wool for your bowl on the day of the class. Students will receive 10% off materials purchased for this class.
Class Dates & Times: 10/20, 11:30-2 pm
Cost: $35