Knitting Classes in Longmont - Learn Weaving, Crochet and More
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303-678-8242

454 Main St., Longmont, CO 80501

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Hours
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Thursday 10- 5 pm
Friday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 
Sunday 12- 4 pm
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Classes

Proof of Vaccination Required for in person classes & private lessons

With the rise in Covid in Boulder County we have decided for the health of our staff and community to require proof of vaccination for all in person classes and private lessons.  Please provide a copy of your card upon arrival to class.  Rest assured that all staff and teachers at LYS are vaccinated as well.

Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate this pandemic. 

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!"

Weaving Classes


Inkle Weaving is a fun way to learn about weaving without the investment of expensive equipment to start out. An Inkle loom is a portable belt loom that can be warped up in an afternoon and woven in 3-4 hours. Inkle bands can be used to make belts, straps, bookmarks, ornaments and more. You will learn to warp your loom and read patterns so you can re-warp a loom on your own. Students may bring your own loom or rent a loom from the instructor.

Cost: $ 110.00
If you are interested in learning how a table loom and a floor loom operate this is the class for you! Over the course of this three week class students will learn how to wind a warp, thread a loom, read weaving drafts as well as weave a variety of eye catching patterns on a four harness table loom. Class will focus on creating samplers using cotton yarn to get the creative juices flowing for future handwoven projects!

Cost: $ 190.00
Krokbragd is a beautiful Norwegian weaving technique that opens up a variety of new ways to create weft faced patterns in your weaving. In class we will create bags using the very sturdy fabric that the Krokbragd structure yields, you will also have the option to keep the weaving as a traditional sampler. Krokbragd will not only advance your weft faced weaving skills but you will also be introduced to weaving with string heddle and a heddle rod, a skill that will be handy for any multi pick up stick patterns you might weave in the future.

Cost: $ 180.00
Introduction to Coiled Vessels
- Oct 07, 2022 10:00 am

Join us in learning the basics of the coiling technique to weave a small to medium size vessel. The class will include how to start the center, splicing, design, shaping, and how to end the vessel smoothly.

Cost: $ 70.00
Continue to build your harness loom threading options by opening the door to color and weave patterns! Log cabin is such a fun structure and can yield many outcomes using one warp. In class students will set up with a two color warp, learn how to hemstitch and continue to refine overall weaving technique while creating a set of 4 placemats!

Cost: $ 187.50
Twill is not just for floor looms! Come learn how to create a wide range of twill patterns on the rigid heddle loom. Students will convert their rigid heddle loom into a four harness loom using two heddles, a pick up stick and heddle rod. In class we will go over how to read harness loom drafts and how to convert the drafts to be woven on the rigid heddle loom. Twill unlocks the door to creating diagonal lines in handwovens allowing for a huge range of new patterns to be discovered.

Cost: $ 180.00
Coiled Vessels: Level 2
- Dec 02, 2022 10:00 am

This level 2 coiled weaving class will include how to splice and weave in LED lights and how to make handles and incorporate beads and other embellishments into a small to medium size vessel.

Cost: $ 65.00
Rigid Heddle 1 (in person)
- Jan 08, 2023 11:00 am

This class will introduce you to the power of the rigid heddle loom! We will cover weaving terminology, how to set up the loom and of course how to weave. During class we will create a variety of fabrics and textures using plain weave and pick up stick patterns. By the end of the class you will be able to warp and weave on the rigid heddle loom on your own. This class is perfect for anyone who has been wanting to learn how to weave but has not been sure where to start!

Cost: $ 180.00

Calendar


CANCELED - Learn to Weave on an Inkle Loom

Inkle Weaving is a fun way to learn about weaving without the investment of expensive equipment to start out. An Inkle loom is a portable belt loom that can be warped up in an afternoon and woven in 3-4 hours. Inkle bands can be used to make belts, straps, bookmarks, ornaments and more. You will learn to warp your loom and read patterns so you can re-warp a loom on your own. Students may bring your own loom or rent a loom from the instructor.

Skyward Unity KAL- Hybrid Event

Join us as we knit together the 10 year anniversary shawl, Skyward Unity, designed by Donnie Herrington in honor of the 10 year anniversary of Longmont Yarn Shoppe. Your seat fee will be donated to the charity of your choice- please note the charity you choose when you register in the notes!

Oct 2
Knock-Tober Fest with Longmont Yarn Shoppe
Oct 2
Learn to Weave on a Table Loom - Introduction to Harness Loom Weaving (in person)
Oct 2
Pappillion Butterfly Shawl KAL via ZOOM