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.




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: 11/17 & 11/24, 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:  11/17 & 11/24, 1-2pm
Cost: $60



Beginning Brioche (3 part class)

Brioche Knit hat

Join Nasim Bahador here at Northwest Yarns to learn Beginning Brioche! You will learn how to brioche knit in the round and make a hat in this 3-part class. Techniques will include two color Italian cast on, basic brioche in the round, brioche left leaning decrease, and how to put in life lines.
Date & Time: 11/4, 11/11, & 11/18, 6-8pm
Cost: $45

Needle Felted Angels

Needle felted angel

These beautiful angels look as if they are ready to take flight! In this workshop you will sculpt wool roving into gorgeous angels to adorn your holiday tree or mantle, or give as one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts. Ages 8+
Class Dates & Times: 11/9, 2-5pm
Cost: $35 + $30 for kit, payable to instructor

Needle Felted Gnomes

Needle Felted Gnome

These adorable little creatures come together like magic! In this workshop you will sculpt wool roving into charming gnomes to give as one-of-a-kind, handmade gift or keep it all to yourself. Your garden gnome can be turned into a magnet, pin or travel-sized friend. 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 an adult)

Dates & Times: Thursday, Nov. 14th 1-4pm
Cost: $35 + $30 for kit, payable to instructor
Sign up for Needle Felted Gnomes


Christmas Stocking (3-part class)

Christmas stocking knitting chart and yarn
Learn how to knit up your own, custom Christmas stocking! This class will teach you how to knit an easily modifiable two-color stocking with a cute afterthought heel. Students will also learn how to duplicate stitch, an easy colorwork technique you can use to decorate your completed stocking with charted pictures and words.
All you need for this class is to know how to knit, purl, and knit in the round! All class supplies will be offered at 10% for students.
Class Dates & Times:  11/9, 11/30, 12/7 11-12:30pm
Cost: $60

Needle Felted Cats

Needle Felted Cat

Join Natalia Robinson of Feral Felts for this needle felting workshop that will teach you to sculpt wool roving into a into a cute cat, use as a gift topper, or add to anything else in need of cheer and whimsey!
Class Dates & Times:  12/7, 2-5
Cost: $35 + $30 kit fee to be paid to instructor
Sign up for Needle Felted Cats

Last Minute Gifts Classes

Hand crafted gifts

It is that time of year again... time for our Last Minute Gifts Classes! Every year we offer this series of inexpensive classes, designed to get you all set and ready to roll with last minute crafty gifts for the holiday season. At just $10-$15 per class, these amazing little classes can give you the skills you need to make quick, easy, and (more importantly) beautiful handmade gifts. Check out these classes in the November & December Classes section of this month's newsletter for more details!


Felted Soap - Last Minute Gifts



Join Natalia to create a natural exfoliant and soften your skin with felted soap. This felt soap "sweater" is an attractive gift and protects your soap from disappearing in the shower - now your soap bars will last longer! Come learn the art of resist felting - prior felting instruction required. Students will receive 10% off materials for the class.
Class Dates & Times:  11/23, 2-4pm
Cost: $15

Needle felted Heart Ornament - Last Minute Gifts

Needle Felted Hearts
Needle felting is a wonderful way to create cute ornaments! Join Melissa Gragg for this Last Minute Gifts class and learn how to needle felt a little heart ornament of your own. 
Students will need to purchase wool and felting needles at the shop before class. As always, we happily offer a 10% discount on class materials.
Class Dates & Times:  12/7, 12:30-1:30
Cost: $10

Arm Knit Pillow - Last Minute Gifts

Arm Knit Pillow

Learn to knit up a quick and snuggly pillow – no knitting needles or knitting experience required! In this Last Minute Gifts class, Echo Mae will show you arm knitting techniques and teach you how to make these cute pillows for yourself or as gifts. Students will receive 10% off materials for the class.
Class Dates & Times:  12/14, 11-12

Broomstick Lace - Last Minute Gifts

Broomstick Lace Crochet

Join crochet instructor Joi Weaver and learn how to make broomstick lace! In this Last Minute Gifts class, students will learn how to make a bracelet or mug cozy out of broomstick lace, perfect for keeping or gifting. All students will receive 10% off of class materials.
Class Dates & Times:  12/15, 12-1
Cost: $10

Felted Dryer Balls - Last Minute Gifts

Felted Dryer Balls


Join Heather Seevers for this Last Minute Gifts class and learn how to felt up a set of dryer balls! These attractive and handy dryer balls help soften clothing and can reduce the amount of time it takes to dry your clothes by up to a third. No previous knowledge of felting is needed for this class.
Students will need to purchase a $14 dryer ball kit prior to class - as always, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount off of class materials.
Date & Time: 12/21, 11-12