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Friday 10 - 6 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 
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Online Classes and Community

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 
BONUS - register for all 4 Fiber Friday Sessions with Fiona and receive a $25.00 Gift Card from LYS! Gift Cards will be issued after the June 10th session!


It's All in the Details at FIBER FRIDAY with Fiona Ellis via ZOOM
May 6, 2022

Fiona believes that the design of a garment does not end at devising beautiful fabric or patterning. To add polish and finesse to any project attention must be given to the trims and finishes - especially at the neckline. She has developed many interesting ways to do this. In this workshop she will show you lots of samples of her favourites and explain how to execute several of them. Then she will discuss the decision making that goes into selecting the best for a project. You will also be able to try a couple of the techniques so that you will know how & why to include them, enabling you to add a touch of flair to your own projects.

This class will be recorded.The recording will be sent to participants within 24 hours of class. Participants will have access to the recording for 7 days.

This program begins 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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Knitters Muse: The Power of Inspiration at FIBER FRIDAY with Fiona Ellis via ZOOM
May 20, 2022

The world is FULL of inspiration - from exotic travels to everyday scenes. Fiona will talk about her favourite sources of inspiration and how she uses them as a springboard for her knit designs. Looking not only at the initial spark but at underlying themes of rhythm, pattern, balance, repetition, shape, proportion, texture, movement and so on.
Then delving deeper, Fiona will go onto explore the creative process, sharing tips and methods that she has found useful; moving onto how you might jump-start your own unique ideas. This presentation may even change the way you look at the world!

This class will be recorded.  The recording will be sent to participants within 24 hours of class. Participants will have access to the recording for 7 days.

This program begins 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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Tints, Tones & Knitting two (colours) Together Fiber Friday with Fiona Ellis via ZOOM
June 3, 2022

Working with colour can be so much fun! And dreaming up your own colour story is very rewarding. In this seminar Fiona will look at the principles of colour theory and show how they can be applied to knitted projects. Understanding how color temperature, tonal value, complimentary and analogous color schemes (along with many other terms) impact our knitted projects can be an invaluable tool when it comes to selecting colours for our projects. Fiona will also share what inspires her colour palettes and encourage you to look for sources to use as springboards for your own unique ideas.

This class will be recorded.  The recording will be sent to participants within 24 hours of class. Participants will have access to the recording for 7 days.

This program begins 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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Creating Cable Patterning & Celtic Knit Cables at FIBER FRIDAY with Fiona Ellis via ZOOM
June 10, 2022

Even the most complex looking cable pattern can be broken down into basic building blocks. Fiona will show you how these basic crosses can be linked together to create more elaborate looking, but workable, cables. Then by taking a closer look at Celtic Knot patterns we will examine some techniques that may   not be used in regular rope cables. While you knit a sample to try them out, Fiona will explain & demo the techniques, show you how to read the charts, including looking at the symbols used, and for the more advanced cable knitter discuss how you might modify patterns to make them your own. With an understanding of what is taking place when cabling you will be better able to follow a pattern or fix any mistakes as they arise (which never happens right?)

This class will be recorded.  The recording will be sent to participants within 24 hours of class. Participants will have access to the recording for 7 days. 

This program begins 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.


Learn More >

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.  

Knitting Classes and KALs via ZOOM

Crochet Classes and CALs via ZOOM

Tapestry Weaving via ZOOM

Needle Felting Classes via ZOOM

Our teachers are very knowledgeable and experienced in the topic they are teaching, and will be using 2 cameras for all classes (there may not be 2 cameras for KALs and CALS) 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.  

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!

 

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
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 896 3663 2530  Passcode: 696948

Casual Crochet -  Hosted by Andee from 11:30am - 1:30pm on the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Wednesday