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 Table Loom Weaving (3-part class)
April 23rd, 30th & May 7th

Table Loom
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, Joi will teach you how to weave a stunning scarf using a simple twill weave.
Date: Saturdays, April 23rd, 30th & May 7th
Time: 1-3 PM
Cost: $65

 

Rigid Heddle Weaving
May 21st & May 29th

Rigid Heddle Loom
Looking a great way to use yarn besides knitting and crochet? Sign up for this rigid heddle weaving class! In this introductory class, John Dorrennbacher will show you how to warp the loom, weave, and discuss finishing methods. Don't have a rigid heddle loom of your own? Northwest Yarns has rigid heddle looms available to rent. If you would like to bring your own loom, please bring it into the shop prior to class so that we can confirm that it functions correctly and that the heddle has a dent of 8-10 EPI.
Date: Saturday, May 21st
Time: 
11-1 PM
Cost: $50

Beginning Spindle Spinning (two part class):
May 22nd and 29th

Drop spindle with purple yarn

 

Heather is here to teach the ancient art of 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.
Date: Sunday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 29th
Time: 
12-1 PM
Cost: $60

Beginning Wheel Spinning (two part class):
May 22nd and 29th

Wheel Spinning 

Learn to spin your own yarn! Lio is Northwest Yarns’s newest wheel spinning teacher, and they are excited to share their passion for spinning with you! Join us for a two-part class to learn the basics of wheel spinning. A 10% discount on supplies is offered to students in this class. You will need at least 4 ounces of wool top/roving.  

Date: Sunday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 29th
Time: 1-2 PM
Cost: $60 (plus materials)

Sign up for Beginning Wheel Spinning

 

The Ancient Art of Sprang:
June 12th

Learn the ancient art of sprang! This netting technique has been found on Bronze Age bog mummies, and was once highly prized for use in military sashes. In this class with Joi Weaver, you will learn the basics of sprang and how to make a small bag.   

Date: 6/12
Time: 1-3 pm
Cost: $30
    

Beginning Spindle Spinning (two part class):
June 19th & 26th

Drop spindle with purple yarn
Heather is here to teach the ancient art of 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.
Date:  6/19 & 6/26
Time: 12-1
Cost: $60

Beginning Wheel Spinning (two part class):
June 19th & 26th

Spinning wheel
Learn to spin your own yarn! Lio is Northwest Yarns’s newest wheel spinning teacher, and they are excited to share their passion for spinning with you! Join us for a two-part class to learn the basics of wheel spinning. A 10% discount on supplies is offered to students in this class. You will need at least 4 ounces of wool top/roving.  
Date: 6/19 & 6/26
Time: 1-2
Cost: $60 (plus materials)
    

 Spinning Novelty Yarn (2-part class):
June 19th & 26th

yarn
 
Join Heather to learn some next level wheel spinning techniques! In this class you will learn how to spin a variety of novelty yarns including thick and thin, boucle and core spinning.
Class Day & Time: 6/19 & 6/26, 10-11:30
Cost: $70
    

Beginning Lace Knitting:
June 26th

knitted purple lace bag
Learn how to knit an easy lace sachet bag for your lavender. Students will start making their own knitted lace sachet by learning  how to read a lace chart and how to knit essential lace stitches, including k2tog, yo, sl 1, and psso. We'll also learn how to do lifelines - an essential technique for any lace knitter! Looking for lavender to fill your sachet? We have freshly dried Grosso lavender in muslin bags available in the shop, direct from local growers Laurel Lavender Farm in Ferndale, WA. 
Date: 6/26
Time: 2:30-4
Cost: $35