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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! 
Register Here


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.



April 18th: Needle Felted Hummingbirds

Needle Felted Hummingbird

Can't wait for the hummingbirds of spring? Create your own! Join Natalia of Feral Felts for this online class as she teaches you to create these adorable little avian creatures. In this workshop you will learn how to sculpt wool roving into a delicate bird to hang in your window, use as a gift topper, or add to anything else in need of cheer and whimsy.
Class Day & Time: 4/18, 2-5
Cost: $35 per person/$85 for a household + $30 needle felting kit

April 18th: Beginning Amigurumi -
Hubble the Squid


Crochet Squid


Learn how to crochet amigurumi with crocheting phenom, Joi Weaver! We are partial to a good cephalopod, here at Northwest Yarns and so this beginning amigurumi class is all about Hubble the Squid (free pattern available at This is a great class with an easy pattern for beginners. If you've been meaning to learn how to crochet cute critters, sign up soon!
Class Day & Time: 4/11, 1-4pm
Cost: $60

May 13th: Sashiko-Inspired Visible Mending

Join Erin Eggenburg for this information packed, online sashiko inspired visible mending for denim workshop! Sashiko, a beautiful style of Japanese mending is the perfect antidote to ripped and threadbare jeans. You’ll learn and practice a sashiko inspired stitching technique for patching, as a hands-on part of this workshop. This is a great class for beginners and seasoned hand stitchers alike with an interest in how mending can be both functional and beautiful.
Class Day & Time: 5/13, 6-9pm
Cost: $45 + optional $10 Kit (link to purchase online will be provided with registration)

May 23rd & 30th: Beginning Wheel Spinning



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: 5/23 & 5/30, 1-2pm
Cost: $60