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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Technique Tuesdays at Twelve
September & October

Hands knitting and balls of yarn with knitting needles


Check out these bite-size knitting technique classes, lasting just 1/2 an hour, on Tuesdays at 12:00pm. And they are just $10 each! Check out the classes below.

 

   

    Macramé Mondays
    September & October

    hands macrame-ing

    These classes will get you started on your macramé journey! Take one, or take both to learn some sweet macramé techniques for just $15 plus the cost of materials.
    Mondays 4-5pm 
      

    Thread Thursdays
    September

    Hants embordering

    Get your thread on! These weekly classes will give you the techniques you need to level up your embroidery and threadworking skills. Each of these classes is just $10 each!
    Thursdays 4-4:30 pm 

     

    Hand Painted Yarn Dyeing
    October 8th

    Is there a color of yarn you want to work with, but have never seen anyone bring it to life? Have you thought before that dyeing yarn seemed difficult or complicated? Come and dye with us! This class will let you create a skein of your very own one-of-a-kind, hand-dyed yarn.
      
    Class Day & Time: 10/8, 3-4
    Cost: $40
      
       
       

    Build a Cardigan (6-part class)
    October 11th & 25th, November 8th & 22nd, December 6th & 20th

    This class is for the intermediate knitter who is ready to make for themselves a perfectly fitting cardigan. Heather is ready to lead the next round of scrappy knitters into victory!
      
    Class Day & Time: 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6, 12/20 at 5pm
    Cost: $120

    Beginning Wheel Spinning (2-part class)
    October 9th & 16th

    Learn to spin your own yarn! John is an experienced 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.  
    Class Day & Time: 10/9 & 10/16, 12-1
    Cost: $60 (plus materials)

       

    Beginning Spindle Spinning (2-part class)
    October 9th & 16th

     

       
    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.
    Class Day & Time: 10/9 & 10/16, 1:30-2:30
    Cost: $60
      

    Primitive Rug Hooking
    October 16th

    This beginners' primitive rug hooking class covers all aspects of a small rug project! It will introduce you to a step by step process that may be used for other wool rug projects, whether you are inspired to design your own, or purchase a pattern and/or kit for a new project.
    Class Day & Time: 10/16, 1-4
    Cost: $55

    Rigid Heddle Weaving
    October 16th

    rigid heddle loom
    Looking a great way to use yarn besides knitting and crochet? Sign up for this rigid heddle weaving class! In this one day 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.
    Class Day & Time: 10/16, 1-3
    Cost: $60

    Hand Painted Yarn Dyeing
    October 22nd

    Is there a color of yarn you want to work with, but have never seen anyone bring it to life? Have you thought before that dyeing yarn seemed difficult or complicated? Come and dye with us! This class will let you create a skein of your very own one-of-a-kind, hand-dyed yarn.
    Class Day & Time: 10/22, 3-4
    Cost: $40

    Introductory Master Weaving Class with LeslieAnn Bestor (4-part class)
    October 29th & 30th, November 5th & 6th

      
     
    We are thrilled to offer this class with master weaver, LeslieAnn Bestor! Start your weaving journey by learning the ins and outs of weaving. The class will provide instruction in warping a loom back-to-front using a raddle and lease sticks. Students will receive a pre-wound warp in the first class and begin by dressing the loom and weaving a first project. You will then learn to wind a warp and dress the loom for a second project. Beyond dressing the loom and the mechanics of weaving, instruction will cover weaving vocabulary, sett, yarn sizes and fiber choices, project planning, how to read a draft, finishing techniques, basic twills.
    Class Day & Time: 10/29, 10/20, 11/5 & 11/6, 9-4
    Cost: $230