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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! 
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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
Cost: $60

Online Beginning Wheel Spinning (2 part class)

Spinning Wheel

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: Sat Sept 19th & Sept 26th, 4:30-5:30pm
Sat Oct 10th and Oct 17th, 4:30-5:30pm
Cost: $60



October 24th & November 7th: Nålbinding - Craft a Shoulder Bag

Continue to learn ancient art of nålbinding! This intermediate class is for students who have already completed the Beginning Nålbinding class, or who have experience nålbinding. Did you miss the Beginning Nålbinding class? Contact us at to schedule a private class with our nålbinding instructor, Joi Weaver.
Students will learn how to create their own shoulder bag in this class using the Oslo stitch, and will also learn about the Broden and York stitch as textural options. All you need is a nålbinding needle (available in our shop and online), and a skein or two of bulky yarn!
Class Day & Time: October 24th & November 7th, 4:00-5:00
Cost: $60