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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!
Starting 7/8, our in-person classes at the shop are back, too. So, click on the links below, grab your needles or hooks and some yarn, and join us!

  

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 (2-part class)

 

spinning wheel

 

Margaret is back and 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. If you find a certain kind of fiber easier to work with, load up on it before you head home after Day 1!
Class Days & Time: 
10/24 & 10/31, 12:30-1:30pm
11/21 & 11/28, 12:30-1:30pm
Cost: $60

 Beginning Spindle Spinning (2-part class)

 

spindle spinning

 

 

Margaret is back and teaching drop spindle spinning in this two-part class, leading a new flock of spinners in Bellingham into the wild blue yonder of fiber arts! This is a great class is you have been meaning to learn how to spin on a drop spindle - all you need is wool and a spindle to spin pretty much anywhere.
If you do not have a drop spindle already, an inexpensive student spindle will be available for purchase from the instructor. Students will receive a discount of 10% on any additional fiber you would like to take home for practice.
Class Days & Time: 
10/24 & 10/31, 11am-12pm
11/21 & 11/28, 11am-12pm
Cost: $60

Beginning Brioche (3-part class):
October 4th, 11th, & 18th

 

Brioche Hat

 

 

Join Nasim Bahador here at Northwest Yarns to learn Beginning Brioche! In this 3-part class you will learn how to brioche knit in the round to make a stylish hat. Techniques will include two-color Italian/tubular cast on, basic brioche in the round, brioche left leaning decrease, and how to put in life lines. If you've been meaning to get started in brioche knitting, this is the class you have been looking for!
Class Day & Time: 10/4, 10/11 & 10/18, 6-8pm
Cost: $75

 Beginning Table Loom Weaving (2-part class):
November 7th & 14th

 

Table loom class

 

Have you been meaning to learn how to weave, but have been looking for just the right class? You have found it! Learn how to warp and use a table loom in this weaving class with Joi Weaver. Once your loom is warped and ready to roll in the first class, Joi will teach you how to weave a stunning scarf using a simple twill weave. We only offer a few table loom weaving classes a year, so don't miss out!
Class Day & Time: 11/7 & 11/14, 12-2pm
Cost: $65

Beginning Double-Knitting - Mug Rug:
November 20th

 

Double Knit

 

Double-knitting is a great reversible colorwork technique that every knitter should be familiar with! Get you needles ready to learn how to double-knit with Echo Mae, as she teaches how to make cute little 4"x4" double-knit mug rugs, just in time for winter weather. This class will teach you how to do a knit cast-on with two colors, how to read a chart, how to double knit, and how to do a modified three-needle bind off designed for finishing double-knitting with an edge that matches the knitted cast-on.
Class Day & Time: 11/20, 11am-1:30pm
Cost: $45