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: 11/11 1-2:00 pm & 11/18 12-1:00pm
Cost: $60

Sign Up for November Beginning Wheel Spinning Class

Sign Up for December 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: 11/11 & 11/18, 11-12:00 pm
Cost: $60

 

Sign Up for November Beginning Spindle Spinning Class

Sign Up for December 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: 11/18, 11:30am-1:30pm
Cost: $30 (includes materials)

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Needle Felted Gnomes 

Felted Gnome

Join Natalia of Feral Felt and learn to make 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)

Class Date & Times: Saturday, Nov. 17th 1-3:30 pm
Cost:  $35 + kit $30 

Sign Up for Needle Felted Gnomes 

 

Christmas Stocking Colorwork Class

Christmas Stocking
Join Echo Mae for this 3-part, comprehensive knitted colorwork class! Student in this class will learn to knit one of two stocking designs using stranded (aka Fair Isle) knitting, intarsia, and duplicate stitch. Students will also learn how to make an afterthought heel and how to do Kitchener stitch.
Class Dates & Times: 11/3, 11/17 & 12/1, 11-12:30 pm
Cost: $65
    

A Good Day To Dye

  
In this class you will learn how to dye a hand painted skein of yarn. Heather Seevers will take you through a step by step process of how to dye yarn.  You will receive 3 mini skeins of merino yarn and the dye you'll need for the class. Any additional skeins of yarn or dye will be 10% off. 
Date/Time: Friday 11/23 11-1:00pm
Cost:  $75 - 3 mini skeins and dye included
Minimum Dyers: 2
Maximum Dyers: 6
 

Felted Dryer Balls - Last Minute Gift Mini Class 

Needing a last minute handmade gift. Come to Northwest Yarns and learn to make Felted Dryer Balls!!!
 
Handcrafted, felted dryer balls are a perfect gift to give to friends and family, or to just keep for yourself! These handy and beautiful dryer balls help soften your clothing without a dryer sheet and can reduce the amount of time it takes to dry your clothes by up to a third. Do you like lightly scented clothing? Adding a drop of two of lavender or another favorite essential oil on your dryer balls will also keep your clothes smelling nice and fresh!
 
Learn how to make your very own set of felted dryer balls in this class with Heather Seevers. She will be teaching this free class on Saturday, July 7th from 1-3pm. Sign-up using the ticket link on this event, or stop by the shop to sign-up. This class is perfect for crafters of all skill levels -- no previous knowledge of felting is needed for this class.
 
Instruction for this class is free, but students will need to purchase a dryer ball kit ($14 - includes enough materials for three dryer balls) at the shop before class. Sign up online using the ticket link on this event, or in the shop. See you there!
 
Date & Time: 12/01, 1-2pm
Cost: $10
    

Cabled Mug Cozy - Last Minute Gift Mini Class 

Needing a last minute handmade gift. Come to Northwest Yarns and learn to make cabled mug cozies!!!
 
Mug cozies are a beautiful gift to give to friends and family, especially when paired with a nice mug and some good coffee, tea, or cocoa. Learn how to make your own lovely, cabled mug cozy in this two-hour class with Echo Mae. She will be teaching this mini class on Saturday, December 8th from 1-3pm. Sign-up using the ticket link on this event, or stop by the shop to sign-up.
 
This is a class for knitters of all skill levels! However, students will need to know the four knitting basics before taking this class: how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Not sure how to do those, or need a refresher? Stop by for our free basic knitting class, offered at the shop every Wednesday at 4pm, and we'll show you how! Students will receive 10% off materials for the class.
Students will need to bring or purchase in the shop before class:
-- a pair of size 9 knitting needles
-- a spare knitting needle or a cable needle
-- a skein of worsted weight yarn (we recommend a 100% wool superwash yarn, but any worsted weight yarn will do just fine). Ella Rae worsted weight, superwash yarn was used for the mug cozy in the event photo.
-- a button
 
Date & Time: 12/01, 1-3
Cost: $10
      

Felt Soap - Last Minute Gift Mini Class 

Join Natalia to create a natural exfoliant and soften your skin with felted soap. This felt soap "sweater" protects your soap from disappearing in the shower. Bring a bar of soap to envelop. Now your soap bars will last longer! Come learn the art of resist felting. No prior felting instruction required. Ages 6+
Students will receive 10% off materials for the class.

Students will need to bring or purchase in the shop before class:
- 1 oz roving  (can purchase in shop)
- 1 bar of soap (bring with you)

Date/Time: 12/15 4-5:30pm
Minimum # of Felters: 2
Maximum # of Felters: 15
Cost: $15

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