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Your Class, Your Way

We love to teach at LYS, and we hope we've created the perfect list of class choices for you. But, we know how busy life can be. That’s why we offer "Your Class, Your Way" at Longmont Yarn Shoppe.

Maybe you see the perfect class, but it’s not offered at the right time for you. Or there's a project you’ve always wanted to make, but the class was offered last month and you missed it! Relax.

Gather three friends, speak with a member of our staff, and we’ll work to arrange for a qualified instructor to teach your perfect class, your way!

Private Lessons

Our private lessons are ideal if you prefer to work one-on-one, have a hectic schedule or need a refresher. If you have a specific project you'd like some extra help with, come see us.

Private Lesson Rates
$35.00 for 45 minutes
$40.00 for a full hour

Call 303-678-8242
email info@longmontyarn.com
or stop by soon to schedule your lesson.

 


A note about Class, CLUB, CAL, & KAL materials. We ask that students purchase their yarn for the class or CAL/KAL, Club at LYS for the programs we offer.

 There are 2 main reasons for this:

 

  1.   We recommend yarn we know you will have success with. Learning a new skill is much more rewarding using the proper tools and resources. When students use materials other than what is suggested we can't assure your success.
  2.   Frankly, we exist only with your support. We need our community to shop with us so we can be here for the long haul. We bring in additional inventory to support classes, in anticipation of student purchases.

 

Hear what Anne had to say about her class

"Three friends and I arranged for our own personal felted clog class with Kris at 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!"
Blocking 101 in Classroom & Zoom
- Jan 09, 2021 09:00 am

Learn the basics of blocking your hand made items in this class.

Cost: $ 15.00
Crochet Slippers 101 VIA ZOOM!
- Dec 05, 2020 09:30 am

Slippers are a wonderful quick project that are perfect gifts for the holidays or anytime. Wooly warm slippers are especially welcome as the cold weather rolls in.

Cost: $ 30.00
5 Panel Blanket Crochet-A-Long via Zoom
- Dec 06, 2020 10:00 am

Snuggle up under this cozy full-sized 5-panel blanket! Once a month we will learn a new stitch together, and the last meeting of this CAL we will work on assembling the blanket and completing the border rounds.

Cost: $ 35.00
Amigurumi Dragon via Zoom
- Dec 10, 2020 04:00 pm

Let's break from the traditional Amigurumi animals! This dragon uses simple stitches, bright colors and a few tricks to create a beautiful finished creature.

Cost: $ 45.00
Weave In via Zoom
- Dec 07, 2020 04:00 pm

Join other weavers monthly to share in the joy of weaving. Stephanie Flynn Sokolov facilitates this monthly gathering which includes weaving in community (bring your loom), show and tell, and an opportunity to learn from one another.

Cost: $ FREE
Join us at LYS on 2nd Fridays for Community Handwork via Zoom. Bring your handwork for Show and Tell and find out what's new at LYS! Once the restrictions have been loosened and we can go back to 50% capacity we will resume limited seating for In Person Handwork.

Cost: $ FREE
Spin In Via Zoom & In Person
- Dec 29, 2020 06:00 pm

Join fellow spinners in community once a month at LYS and via Zoom! Bring your wheel, your show and tell, and enjoy and evening of spinning together! In store Spin In is limited to 6 participants Social Distance Style, and registration (complimentary) is required to book your seat! The Zoom Link is for those spinning from home!! IF NO ONE IS REGISTERED 2 HOURS before the IN person Spin In it will be hosted only on ZOOM!!

Cost: $ FREE
Many knitting patterns include instructions for fading from one colorway to the next. Fading is a great way to use up partial balls of yarn, to create unique, beautiful knitwear, and to combine colors that seem to have nothing in common! These techniques are excellent for newer and sometimes challenging hand-dyes: high-contrast handpaints, speckle-dyes,and very short color repeat space-dyes. This class will show multiple ways to creatively combine contrasting colorways in garments and accessories! This class provides information, examples, and techniques on striping, striping-in or gradual color shifts, seed stitch and seed-variation fades, and fading in a mitered square, and more.

Cost: $ 30.00
Knitting for Peace 2020 via ZOOM
- Dec 06, 2020 02:00 pm

Since 2016, knitters & crocheters around the world have been creating with the Peace Project at Advent, starting the first week of December. This heartfelt seasonal project, conceived & produced by Iowa designer Christina Campbell, has introduced several beloved patterns & many beautiful, intentional finished objects! This year?s Peace Project theme is Peace in Place, & focuses on creating peace with self, with others, & throughout our planet. Christina also posts daily peace meditations on her blog, The Healthy Knitter. This year?s Peace KAL is a shawl pattern. Proceeds from the pattern sale will benefit an appropriate peace-oriented organization.

Cost: $ FREE
Building with Lace Shawl via Classroom
- Dec 06, 2020 04:30 pm

Come join us for an adventure in Lace Knitting as we take a 11 month journey. Starting with Lace basics, we will move on through new lace techniques, building your skills each month with a new lace pattern. Class uses the very popular Knit Purl Hunter approach to assuring success with reference materials both written on online, complimented with our very own live instruction!

Cost: $ 180.00
Double knitting is a cool and fun knitting technique that produces a double layer of stockinette stitch fabric with mirror image colorwork while knitting both layers at the same time. In this class we will use tubular cast on and bind off, knit in the round and learn the two handed method of knitting colors while reading a chart.

Cost: $ 55.00
Come join a community of cable knitter as we all make a twenty cable squared, gorgeous afghan. In the club we will meet and master the art of cabling by practicing various patterns, techniques, and stitches. If you are not familiar with cable knitting, we offer a learn to cable class to get you started see link below. If you know how to cable, come join the fun with fellow cablers!

Cost: $ 25.00
Too often knitting comes to a screeching halt (usually late at night) when we find mistakes that we?re unable to correct. In this class, Ann will demonstrate fixing common mistakes, including stitch mount, ripping out, picking up single and a series of dropped stitches (including edge stitches), and reversing the direction of a cable or correcting a mistake in a lace pattern several rows below the needles.

Cost: $ 20.00
An introduction to stranded color work knitting with stranded color work expert Mary Scott Huff. This class Includes free class pattern for the Forest for the Trees pattern.

Cost: $ 55.00
This class is for the brand new knitter! You will learn t0 make fingerless handwarmers which let you practice the basic stitches as well as learn a few finishing techniques. You will learn: Cast on, bind off, knit and purl, garter stitch, stockinette stitch, ribbing and mattress-stitch seaming. You will make: A stylish set of fingerless gloves (worked flat and seamed).

Cost: $ 50.00
Needle Felt St. Nick via ZOOM!
- Dec 12, 2020 10:00 am

Make this adorable St. Nick or Santa Claus to decorate your home this Christmas. Also makes a perfect hostess or teacher gift for those holiday parties.

Cost: $ 20.00
Come learn all about Punch Needle Rug Hooking while making a framed 5 X 7 Cheerful art piece. You only need the kit and an Oxford Needle - both available at LYS - and you can learn from the comfort of your own home via a ZOOM class.

Cost: $ 20.00
Embroidery for Beginners VIA ZOOM!
- Feb 20, 2021 10:00 am

Embroidery can be a very relaxing and meditative way to express your creativity. This online class is great for beginners or anyone wanting to dust off their embroidery skills. Buy your CozyBlue embroidery kit online from Longmont Yarn Shoppe (any design will work) and then during our Zoom meeting, we will go over embroidery basics and you'll learn the backstitch, split stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch, woven wheels and French knots. You will also have time to ask any questions or troubleshoot any issues.

Cost: $ 30.00
The Japanese word Sashiko means little stabs and is a form of embroidery dating back to the 1600s. Using a simple running stitch, intricate geometric patterns take shape that can be used to mend and decorate clothing and other fabrics. This online class will teach you the rules and basics of Sashiko while we working on the design samples from the Sashiko embroidery kit available at LYS.

Cost: $ 20.00
Advanced Hand Embroidery via ZOOM!
- Mar 27, 2021 10:00 am

Are you ready to add some new stitches to your hand embroidery repertoire? In this class, we move beyond the basic hand embroidery stitches to some more decorative ones to add flair and interest to your designs.

Cost: $ 30.00
In this class students will weave tapestries using plain and soumak techniques lead by instructor David Johnson of Arachne Weaving. Class fee includes loom, warp and weft yarns.

Cost: $ 225.00

Calendar


Fade Your Fun...How to Combine Multiple Surprising Colors in Innovative Ways VIA ZOOM

Many knitting patterns include instructions for fading from one colorway to the next. Fading is a great way to use up partial balls of yarn, to create unique, beautiful knitwear, and to combine colors that seem to have nothing in common! These techniques are excellent for newer and sometimes challenging hand-dyes: high-contrast handpaints, speckle-dyes,and very short color repeat space-dyes. This class will show multiple ways to creatively combine contrasting colorways in garments and accessories! This class provides information, examples, and techniques on striping, striping-in or gradual color shifts, seed stitch and seed-variation fades, and fading in a mitered square, and more.

Crochet Slippers 101 VIA ZOOM!

Slippers are a wonderful quick project that are perfect gifts for the holidays or anytime. Wooly warm slippers are especially welcome as the cold weather rolls in.

Dec 5
Punch Needle Frame Class: Joy via ZOOM!
Dec 6
5 Panel Blanket Crochet-A-Long via Zoom
Dec 6
Knitting for Peace 2020 via ZOOM