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Introducing Fiber Fridays!

We've invited back some of the amazing guests we've hosted at Fiberside Chats for ongoing classes to Fiber Fridays! Take a deeper dive into techniques, learn new skills and unwind your week with LYS in our 1-3 hour classes on Fridays, hosted entirely on Zoom.

Upcoming Fiber Friday Events

Blocking & Fiber Care with Kate Atherley via ZOOM!
April 23, 2021

Blocking: it’s a critical step in the finishing process for hand knits, and is all too often ignored or skipped. It’s incredibly easy, and the value it provides is immense, taking an item from complete to truly, beautifully finished. This session will demystify the process, breaking it down by both fiber and project type. Along the way, we'll also talk about fiber care: safely and easily washing handknits - when you can use the machine and when you should handwash (or not wash at all). We'll also talk about moth prevention, and safe yarn and garment storage.

This is a Live One Time Zoom event at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific

Your ZOOM Link will be sent the evening before and about 1 hour before the event. Check your spam filter if you do not see it.

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Yarn Substitutions with Kate Atherley via ZOOM!
April 30, 2021

Mystified by all these terms - double knitting, worsted, aran? Unsure whether fingering is a potato or a yarn? Wondering why you should care about whether a yarn is superwash or not? How do you go about finding a substitute yarn for a pattern, especially if you're shopping online? Suitable for newer to intermediate knitters, this class will explain yarn terminology, and build your knowledge of types of yarns and fibers. We will dive deep into the topic of yarn weights and gauge, giving you foolproof and easy ways to check and get gauge for a pattern – along the way explaining why it matters, when it doesn’t, and what to do if you can’t get it. We’ll also talk about yarn and fiber types, with a deep dive on matching project to yarn for best result.

This is a Live One Time Zoom event at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific

Your ZOOM Link will be sent the evening before and about 1 hour before the event. Check your spam filter if you do not see it.

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Wild Almond FIBER FRIDAY with Sarah Solomon
May 7, 14 & 21, 2021 (Three Parts)

Sweater patterns contain all of the information you need to complete your project and yet no pattern can tell you all of the tiny little things an experienced knitter will do in the course of knitting a sweater, everything from how loosely to cast on, to how to keep track of your lengths, to exactly how to how to bury your yarn tails.

Join designer and instructor Sarah Solomon for this sweater-knitting companion class featuring her top-down yoke cardigan pattern, Wild Almond, and learn to get the most out this (or any) sweater pattern. The aim of this class is to demonstrate all of the techniques used in the pattern as well as to answer some of the more over-arching questions in sweater knitting concerning sizing, ease and customization.
In order to cover all of the techniques everything will be demonstrated on an action-packed swatch; since everyone knits at a different pace, knitters may choose to cast on the sweater and use the swatch during class time or to simply work the swatch and cast on for the sweater after you have learned all of the techniques. See the detailed class list below for what will be covered in each session.

This is a Live Three Time Zoom event at 7 Eastern, 6 Central, 5 Mountain, 4 Pacific

Your ZOOM Link will be sent the evening before and about 1 hour before the event. Check your spam filter if you do not see it.

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How it Works

"The class worked really well over Zoom. Stephanie did a great job of demonstrating the techniques needed, and had two cameras going so we could see her face and her hands while she was teaching. It was nice to interact with the other class members, too." - Cheryl A.

About Online Classes with Longmont Yarn Shoppe

We have identified a number of classes that lend themselves to being offered in a virtual classroom via Zoom.  

Our teachers are very knowledgeable and experienced in the topic they are teaching, and will be using 2 cameras so you can not only see and hear them, they can also demonstrate what they are teaching as well.  Supplies must be shipped in advance of the class so please plan accordingly.  Check out our handy tip sheet for using Zoom.  

We recommend all students use a device larger than a phone to be able to see what is being taught.  

We stand behind our programs. If you try online learning and decide it isn’t a fit, we will refund 100% of your class fee, or it can be transferred to an in-store class once we are open to the public again. 

We do ask that you use yarn and products from LYS for our Knit/Crochet-A-Longs and our classes.  

There are 2 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.

Classes Available Online

General Interest

Choose from a variety of opportunities from Yarn Tastings to Ravelry 101 - visit here!

Beyond Beginner Knitting
Choose from 2nd level to advanced classes and Knit A Longs at LYS.  Check out the knitting classes here!

Beyond Beginner Crochet
Choose from beginner to advanced classes and Knit A Longs at LYS.  Check out the crochet offerings here!

Embroidery, Sashiko Embroidery & Needle Felting 

From beginner to advanced, we offer a variety of Embroidery and Needle Felting classes via ZOOM!

We offer Tapestry Weaving and, Beginning Rigid Heddle &  Advanced Rigid Heddle classes via ZOOM.  

Get Online Help

Are you stuck on a project? We want to help! Give a ring to the store and we will work with you via Zoom to help you get un-stuck,  This is complimentary for our customers, to lend a hand. 

If a private lesson via Zoom is a better fit, for a more in-depth need, call the shoppe to arrange a private lesson via zoom.  The rate is 35.00 for  45 minutes and 45.00 for one hour.  

Community Gatherings on Zoom

All are welcome at our Zoom Gatherings.  In an effort to support our community we have scheduled the following recurring Zoom Virtual Community Gatherings and invite you to join us.  

Evening Handwork hosted by LYS staff via Zoom on 2nd Fridays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
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Meeting ID: 896 3663 2530
Passcode: 696948

Casual Crochet via ZOOM hosted by Andee from 10:30am - 12:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
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Meeting ID: 870 6587 8300

Spin In via Zoom hosted by Heather on the last Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 337 792 9951

Weave In via ZOOM hosted by Stephanie on the 1st Monday of each month from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
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Meeting ID: 684 742 6956 Password: 234808