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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Two at a Time Socks (2-part class)  

Come join John Dorrenbacher as he leads a group through their very own class in two-at-a-time sock knitting! No double points needed, since we'll be using the magic loop to knit our socks. The class will focus predominantly on creating two small, baby socks as a model for understanding the three major pieces of sock knitting: toe-up cast on, short row heels, and a nice, stretchy bind off. Each of these three topics will each have their own class session.

Class Dates & Times: 9/10, 9/17 & 9/24, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Cost: $90

Cross Stitch Bookmark

  

Want to pick up a new skill, or just need a last minute gift for that sassy someone in your life? Learn to cross stitch in this class and make a one of a kind bookmark! With sass. So. Much. Sass.  And  a little naughtiness.

Class Dates & Times: 9/13, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Cost: $25


Sign Up for Cross Stitch Bookmark Class
     

  

Beginning Wheel Spinning (2-part class)  

   
  
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: 9/23 &9/30, 1-2
Cost: $60
  

Beginning Spindle Spinning

  
  
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: 9/23 & 9/30, 11-12
Cost: $60
   

Build a Cardigan

  

  

Join Heather Seevers to make your own custom fitted cardigan! Heather is ready to lead the next round of scrappy knitters into victory. This class will meet 5 times every two weeks beginning Thursday, October 4th. Students will receive a 10% discount off of materials needed for this class.

Class Dates & Times: 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15 & 11/29, 5:30-6:30pm
Cost: $120

  

Sign Up for Build a Cardigan

  

Needle Felting Machine Embellished Garments

  

 

  

Join Natalia of Feral Felts to learn how to embellish your garments with a needle felting machine! Using a needle felting machine, you will learn all about the techniques you need to start embellishing your own clothes with felted wool designs via the power of electricity and sharp barbed needles!

Date & Time: 10/6, 2-5
Cost: $45 +$30 for kit to be paid to instructor at class

 

Sign Up for Needle Felting Machine Embellished Garments

  

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: 10/21 & 10/28, 1-2
Cost: $60

  

Sign Up for October 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: 10/21 & 10/28, 1-2
Cost: $60

  

Sign Up for October Beginning Spindle Spinning Class

  

Wet Felted Bowl

  

    

Donna is back to teach one of her popular wet felting classes! In this class you will learn all about wet felting a small felt bowl in this class, 5 to 6” in size or large one of 6-8” with wool and silk.

Date & Time: 10/27, 11:30am-1:30pm
Cost: $30 (includes materials)

  

Sign Up for Wet Felted Bowl Class