We love to teach at LYS, and we hope we've created the perfect list of choices for you, but we know how busy life can be......so, we offer "your class, your way!" at Longmont Yarn Shoppe.  What does that mean?

Well, you see the perfect class, but it's not at the right time!  You see the project you've always wanted to make, but we offered that class LAST MONTH and you missed it!  Have no fear!  Gather 3 of your friends, work with one of our staff, and we will work to set up a qualified instructor to make the perfect class, your way!

Hear what Anne had to say about her perfect class:   "Three friends and I arranged for our own personal felted clog class with Kris at the Longmont Yarn Shoppe.  It was great for many reasons!  First, we were able to get so much personal attention.  Kris is a knowledgeable, patient and fun teacher.  We are all very pleased with our clogs and will certainly be scheduling another class- I think socks are next!!" 

LYS Private Lessons are ideal if you prefer to work one-on-one, have a hectic schedule, need a refresher, or have a specific project you'd like some extra help with.  Just call 303.678.8242, email info@longmontyarn.com, or stop by to schedule your lesson.  Our private lesson rate is $25.00 for 45 minutes, and $35.00 for one hour.

Classes


Would you love a few hours out to focus on your handwork, hang out with friends and finish some of those UFOs? Are you ready to power through those things you've put on the back burner? Do you like the idea of hanging out with other who share your passion? It's like a shot in the arm to your project pile. Take the time and be with other like minded fiber lovers......it's here! Locked in from 5 to Midnight, it's here! Snacks and beverages are provided. Bring your own dinner. Plan to have a blast!

Cost: $ 15.00
MJ Yarns Dye Tour
- Aug 12, 2017

Come join us for a fabulous tour and dyeing opportunity at MJ Yarn's studio in Lafayette. Owner and Creative Director, Jonathan Berner will show us the ins and outs of MJ's facilities. You'll have a chance to see never before released products. Learn about color theory and dye 2 skeins yourself to take home! Best of all, MJ will have hundreds of gorgeous skeins dyed to shop for and take home. Afterwards, join us for lunch at Miller's BBQ, a Lafayette favorite (not included in cost of field trip). You are responsible for your own transportation. Tour begins at 10am, so it's best to be there a few minutes before.

Cost: $ 80.00
This is a top designed by the renowned Lily Chin. It's the perfect accessory to your summer wardrobe. It is made up of several repeating motifs in cotton yarn. You can use the connect as you go technique to construct the top or connect all the motifs at the end. This class is for the advanced beginner or for someone who knows how to single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and triple crochet.

Cost: $ 50.00
We have multiple classes in the summer on Thursdays which BEGIN on June 1st. Click Link to see a list of upcoming dates. Needle felting is the process of turning a pile of wool into different shapes and artistic designs, by using a special barbed needle. As the needle is poked back & forth into the pile of wool, the special barbed end catches the fibers and binds them together. We have chosen some basic themes for Needle Felting that will ensure success and build confidence, plus allow for each child's unique style to emerge. Students will be working with a barbed needle, so need to be mindful of safety during class.

Cost: $ 28.00
Nothing satisfies like the pleasure of making something! Knitting is portable, fun, relaxing, and provides a sense of accomplishment. You child will learn to knit and complete a project of their choosing - perhaps a headband, wrist warmers, or a small pouch. They will also learn about fiber, fiber sources, and the origins of the craft.

Cost: $ 80.00
Nothing satisfies like the pleasure of making something! Crochet is portable, fun, relaxing, and provides a sense of accomplishment! Your child will learn to crochet and create a project of their choosing- perhaps a bookmark, wrist or headband, or a small pouch. They will also learn about fiber, fiber sources, and the origins of the craft.

Cost: $ 60.00
We have 3 different wet felting classes starting June 22nd on Thursdays. Click the link to see a full listing of classes. Using nothing more than water, wool, a bit of soap and friction, wool bits can be turned into amazing shapes that are both useful and beautiful!

Cost: $ 28.00
Nothing satisfies like the pleasure of making something! Knitting is portable, fun, relaxing, and provides a sense of accomplishment. You child will learn to knit and complete a project of their choosing - perhaps a headband, wrist warmers, or a small pouch. They will also learn about fiber, fiber sources, and the origins of the craft.

Cost: $ 80.00
Nothing satisfies like the pleasure of making something! Crochet is portable, fun, relaxing, and provides a sense of accomplishment! Your child will learn to crochet and create a project of their choosing- perhaps a bookmark, wrist or headband, or a small pouch. They will also learn about fiber, fiber sources, and the origins of the craft.

Cost: $ 60.00
Illusion Knitting
- Jun 09, 2017

Also called Magic Knitting and Shadow Knitting. When you look straight on to a piece of illusion knitting you see only two-colour stripes. The "magic" is that you can see a picture or pattern in the knitting when you look from a different angle.

Cost: $ 45.00
Are you ready to knit the perfect cardigan using lace weight yarn? This sweater is constructed from the top down with raglan sleeves. The collar and front are picked up and knit onto the finished body. The best part- no seams!! Join us for our Cast On Party on May 12th!

Cost: $ 15.00
Continental Knitting
- Jun 16, 2017

In this class you can learn to knit, or re-learn to knit the Continental way. English Knitting means using your right hand to move the yarn, Continental Knitting means using your left hand to move the yarn. Benefits of Continental Knitting include using the smallest of possible movements and relaxing your hands for years of pain free knitting.

Cost: $ 25.00
There's nothing worse than getting stuck in your knitting because you've discovered a mistake and you don't know what to do to fix it! In this class we will cover the most common knitting mistakes, how to fix them, & ways to prevent them in the first place. We'll show you how to pick up a dropped stitch in garter stitch and stockinette stitch, how to un- knit to repair a mistake in that row or the row below, how to Rip IT - if the mistake is further down and you need to rip back. You will be able to fix any error, and have confidence to tackle more challenging projects in the future.

Cost: $ 25.00
This beautiful wreath and garland is perfect for the indoor mantle or door, and looks amazing as well out doors on a gate or entryway. Choose a holiday color to make it fit the season, or use a neutral color for year round use. Decorated or left without embellishment, this quick knit will be sure to garner you compliments year round. This class is for an advanced beginner who has done at least a couple of knitting projects and is ready for a new loopy stitch! You can do it!

Cost: $ 20.00
So you've learned to knit and made your first scarf and now your ready for your next project. In this class you will take your beginning knitting skills to the next level by choosing from several different projects, getting help choosing yarn and getting started on the project. We will help with any new stitches you don't know and how to navigate pattern reading. This is a one session class. Though you can choose to sign up for more than one to get additional help.

Cost: $ 20.00
On the Spice Market KAL
- Jun 23, 2017

On the Spice Market is a stunning wrap by Melanie Berg. Jennifer Miller of Theodora's Pearls has created the perfect kit for you to make your very own. A variety of colorways are available using her yarn, or you can create your own kit using LYS yarns. Join Jennifer as she walks you through the ins and outs of this beauty. Show and Tell will be August 4th at Evening Handwork!

Cost: $ 15.00
Brioche KAL at LYS
- Jun 25, 2017

Brioche is a beautiful stitch, and a great skill to have. Join us this summer at LYS for a great Knit-A-Long (KAL) and knit either the Marley or Ramble Shawl by Andrea Mowry!

Cost: $ 15.00
So you've learned to knit and made your first scarf and now your ready for your next project. In this class you will take your beginning knitting skills to the next level by choosing from several different projects, getting help choosing yarn and getting started on the project. We will help with any new stitches you don't know and how to navigate pattern reading. This is a one session class. Though you can choose to sign up for more than one to get additional help.

Cost: $ 20.00
Needle Felt a Brown Bear
- Jun 07, 2017

Needle Felt this adorable Brown Bear and take him home with you!! You will learn the basics of Needle Felting and be able to apply this to future projects! Needle Felting is addictive! Come give it a try!

Cost: $ 30.00
Needle Felt a Whale
- Jun 24, 2017

Whether you've needle felted before or this will be your first time, you will enjoy creating this whale.

Cost: $ 20.00
Needle Felt a Fox
- Jul 16, 2017

Whether you have needle felted before or are just a beginner, you will enjoy joining this class and creating a Foxy Fox!

Cost: $ 20.00
In this intro to Punch Needle Rug Hooking you will learn the basics of this technique to make a small coaster. All materials are provided, you just need to come ready to give it a try!

Cost: $ 20.00
In this intro to Punch Needle Rug Hooking you will learn the basics of this technique to make a small coaster. All materials are provided, you just need to come ready to give it a try!

Cost: $ 20.00
Learn to use a punch needle for rug hooking to create a 14 inch diameter (or square) piece. This could be used for a chair pad, wall hanging, top table mat for centerpiece, small rug or anything else one could imagine. We will cover the basics of punch needle rug hooking, including tips and tricks for even punching, about different needle sizes based on the yarn used, and finishing of your piece so it is ready to use.

Cost: $ 40.00
This is a 3 session class that will being with using a Drop Spindle and move into practicing on a Spinning Wheel. You will learn spinning basics including about fiber, staple length, drafting, point of twist spinning and how to spin with just the right amount of twist. Spinning singles and basic plying will also be explored. Use of LYS spinning wheels provided during class time.

Cost: $ 45.00
Use the New Washi Tape Yarn or a cotton Worsted Weight Yarn for your next project and make a runner for your patio table or a scarf for your neck. This is the perfect beginner level class. Youth 8 and older are invited to participate.

Cost: $ 60.00

Class Calendar


Jun 1
Youth Needle Felting with Longmont Recreation Department
Jun 4
Punch Needle Rug Hooking - Give it a Try!