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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!
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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July 18th and 25th: Beginning Wheel Spinning
(2-part class)

 

 

Margaret is back and 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. 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. If you find a certain kind of fiber easier to work with, load up on it before you head home after Day 1!
Please note that this class is on-site in a cozy space, and so we are requiring students to show their vaccination cards prior to class. Thank you for your understanding!
Class Day & Time: 7/18 & 7/25, 12:30-1:30pm
Cost: $60

July 18th and 25th: Beginning Spindle Spinning
(2-part class)

 

 

Margaret is back and teaching drop 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.
If you do not have a drop spindle already, an inexpensive student spindle will be available for purchase from the instructor. Students will receive a discount of 10% on any additional fiber you would like to take home for practice.
Please note that this class is on-site in a cozy space, and so we are requiring students to show their vaccination cards prior to class. Thank you for your understanding!
Class Day & Time: 7/18 & 7/25, 11am-12pm
Cost: $60

July 24th & 31st: Table Loom Weaving
(2-part class)

 

 

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. 
Students will need their own table loom for this class. Don't have one yet? We can help with that! Stop by the shop for some advice on our favorite table looms or pop by our online table loom shop at www.nwyarns.com/collections/table-looms.
Please note that this class is on-site in a cozy space, and so we are requiring students to show their vaccination cards prior to class. Thank you for your understanding!
Class Day & Time: 7/24th & 31st, 2-4pm
Cost: $65

August 15th & 22nd: Beginning Weaving - Rigid Heddle Loom (2-part class)

 

rigid heddle mug rug

 

If you've been meaning to learn how to use a rigid heddle loom, this is your class! Heather Seevers will show you how to warp your rigid heddle loom, how to start weaving, and how to finish your piece. You will be making mug rugs in this class - cute little alternatives to your boring, everyday coasters. These little mug rugs weave up nice and quick, and are perfect to keep around the house or give away as presents. Don't have a rigid heddle loom yet? Check out the Schacht Cricket Loom at our shop - it is one of the most popular rigid heddle looms that we sell, and one of the least expensive ones as well.
Class Date & Time: 8/15 & 8/22, 2-3:30pm
Cost: $60