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 - 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.

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Beginning Wheel Spinning

  

  

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. Try out a few and select one that feels best.

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: 1/20 & 1/27 1-2:00 pm
Cost: $60

Sign Up for January Beginning Wheel Spinning Class 

Sign Up for February Beginning Wheel Spinning class

 

  

Beginning Spindle Spinning 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! Spinners signing up for this spindle spinning class will receive a beginner spindle kit including your very own spindle and fiber for practicing in class. As always, a 10% discount on materials required for classes will be extended to students.

Class Dates & Times: 1/20 & 1/27, 11-12:00 pm
Cost: $60

Sign Up for January Beginning Spindle Spinning Class

Sign Up for February Beginning Spindle Spinning Class

  

           

 

Quoth Mittens - Beginning Stranded Colorwork/Fair Isle Knitting (3-part class)

Quoth Mittens
  
Join Echo for this great colorwork class! Have you been wanting to learn how to knit up Fair Isle patterns, aka stranded knitting? Then this class is for you! Echo Mae will walk you through the techniques needed to knit up a pair of Quoth mittens, a lovely pair of Norwegian-style mittens featuring a silhouetted raven against a full moon.
 
Class Dates & Times: 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 11-12:30pm
Cost: $60

     

Needle Felted Birds

Needle felted bird

Join Natalia 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 whimsey. 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 adult)

Class Dates & Times: 2/2 2-5:00pm
Class Price: $35 
Kit $30 (to be paid to instructor, cash or check only)

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Two At a Time Toe Up Socks To Fit

Knitted Socks

Learn to knit socks two at a time with magic loop from the toe up so they perfectly fit your feet! You'll make cozy house socks with a gusset using bulky weight yarn.  You'll need one skein chunky/Bulky yarn approximately 123 yards we recommend Plymouth Chunky Merino Superwash and size 10 40" circular needles or size to obtain gauge. Students will receive a 10% discount on all materials for the class. 

Dates: Monday Feb 4th & 11th
Time: 6-7:30pm
Minimum Knitters: 2
Maximum Knitters: 6

Sign Up for Two At a Time Toe Up Socks To Fit

  

Rug Hooking for Beginners 

Rug Hooking

This beginners' primitive wool rug hooking class covers all aspects of a small rug project! It will introduce you to a step by step process that may be used for other wool rug projects, (whether you are inspired to design your own, or purchase a pattern and/or kit for a new project). 

It will introduce you to how to select and prepare foundation cloth, how to trace patterns on tulle netting, what tools will work best, how to select and cut wool or yarn, how to hook and how to finish your project.
This seminar provides a kit to create a 5"x5" wool mug rug.

Each student will be able to select 1 of 7 patterns to use for their rug: including an octopus, a dragonfly, and a coffee cup and saucer.

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.


Date & Time: 2/13/19, 4-7pm
Cost: $55 for a 3 hour class

Sign Up for Beginning Rug Hooking 

 

       

Cabled Hat Class

Cabled Hat

Been meaning to add cable knitting to your array of knitting skills? Look no further! Echo will be guiding a class of knitters on their first journey into cable knitting. In this class, students will be learning how to knit a lovely slouchy hat in seed stitch, with a 4-stranded braid running up the side. In this class you will also learn about the history of cable knitting, how to read a cable knitting pattern and chart, and come away with a short guide of beginning cable stitches.
 
Class Dates & Times: 2/23, 1-3
Cost: $45

Sign Up for Cabled Hat Class

 

     

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)

Date & Time: Sunday Feb 24th 2-5:00pm
Class Price $35
Kit $30 (to be paid to instructor, cash or check only)

Sign Up for Needle Felted Gnomes 

Wet Felted Hat Class

Felted Hats

Make a seamless hat in a style of your choice by felting wool fiber around a resist pattern. The process uses soap, water and agitation to form the felt. Embellishments of yarns, fabrics, silk or wool fibers can be added. Hat blocks are used for final shaping.

Materials:  3 oz wool can be purchased with 10% discount on class day
Embellishments provided by the instructor.

Instructor: Donna Hunter
Ages: 15+

Class Date & Times: Sunday 3/10, 11-3:00pm
Cost:  $50

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