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Please note that our brick-and-mortar shop is closed through 4/6 due to Gov. Inslee's stay-at-home order.  However, Northwest Yarns is continuing fulfill all online orders during this period!

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 - now online!  Zoom at this link: https://zoom.us/j/967638526

Beginning Crochet Class - now online! Zoom at this link:
https://zoom.us/j/252169871

  

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 & Times: April class cancelled 
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: April class cancelled
Cost: $60

 

Online Build a Cardigan (6-part class) 


Build Your Own Cardigan
April 16th & 30th, May 14th & 28th, June 11th & 25th: Build a Sweater (6-part class)
This online class with Heather Seevers is for the intermediate knitter who is ready to make for themselves a perfectly fitted cardigan, adjustable to any body shape and size. All class materials, including the cardigan pattern, yarn, and any needles, will be offered at 10% off to students.
 
Class Dates & Times: 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11, 6/25, 1-2pm
Cost: $120

Online Beginning Nålbinding 

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. You will want to choose a yarn that is anywhere from worsted to bulky, and the new Leviathan bulky yarn is especially well-suited to this class. If you get a different yarn, 100% wool is best, and make sure it is not super-wash, as this will make your yarn difficult to splice.

This is an online class. Details given with registration.

Day & Time:  Saturday April 18th, 3-6pm
Minimum nålbinders: 2
Maximum nålbinders: 8
Cost: $35

 

 

 

 

Online Needle Felted Hummingbirds 

April 22nd: Needle Felted Hummingbirds
Join Natalia for this online class 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 whimsy.
 
Class Dates & Times: 4/22, 6-9pm
Cost: $35 + $20 kit to be paid to instructor

Online Needle Felted Garden Gnomes 

These adorable little creatures come together like magic! In this online workshop with Natalia 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!
 
Class Dates & Times: 5/9, 2-5pm
Cost: $35 + $20 kit to be paid to instructor


Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2-5pm

 

Online Needle Felted Fairies 

May 23rd: Needle Felted Fairies
Fairies love Springtime! As nature comes alive, create a friendly fairy aid for your garden and home. Natalia will be teaching you simple needle felting techniques in this online class as you use the magic of your imagination and hands.
 
Class Dates & Times: 5/23, 2-5pm
Cost: $35 + $20 kit to be paid to instructor

 

Online Rug Hooking for Beginners 

This online beginners' primitive wool rug hooking class with Robin Halliday covers all aspects of a small rug project! Attendees will learn how to complete a primitive wool rug project, from transferring a pattern to the foundation cloth, preparing the foundation cloth, cutting wool strips (noodles), or yarn, hooking the rug and finishing the edges.
 
Class Dates & Times: 5/30, 2-5pm
Cost: $55 + $35 kit