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 - Wednesdays 4-5pm - now online!
Beginning Crochet Class - Fridays 4:30-5:30pm - now online!
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.
January 17th: 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 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--a list of materials needed will be sent out.
Class Day & Time: January 17th, 2-5pm
Cost: $25 + $30 kit
January 21st: Sashiko-Style Mending
Mend your clothes into wearable art in this online, hands-on denim mending workshop. In Sashiko-Style Mending, you’ll begin learning about the variety of materials used for visible mending and a basic technique of sashiko, a Japanese stitching and mending technique.
You will create their own sashiko-style denim patch as a practice piece, and you will also learn how to mend different types of denim repairs. Wear out your clothes and wear art!
Class Day & Time: January 21st, 6-8:30
Cost: $40 + $10 kit
January 9th: 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. All you need is a nålbinding needle (available in our shop and online), and a skein of yarn that is anywhere from worsted to bulky!
Class Day & Time: January 9th, 1:00-4:00pm
February 11th & 18th: Online Beginning Wheel Spinning (2-part class)
Heather is here to answer the call of all you fledgling spinners out there! Join us for this two-part class to learn all about how to start spinning on a spinning wheel.
Don't have a wheel of your own? No problem! Contact us to learn about renting a wheel for this class and beyond.
Class Day & Time: February 11th & 18th, 4:00-5:00
February 14th: Online Needle Felted Heart
Happy Valentine's Day - our hearts skip a beat when we think about how fun this class is! Join Natalia of Feral Felts online as she teaches you how to needle felt an anatomically correct heart all ready for framing and hanging on the wall. Give your heart away or engage in a bit of self-love an keep it for yourself. We won't tell either way!
Class Day & Time: February 14th, 1:00-4:00
Cost: $25 + $30 kit