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Online Classes and Community

"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

Color Confidence Part 1 - June 12
Color Confidence Part 2 - June 26
Blocking 101 - August 17th

Learn to Knit & Beyond Beginner Knitting

Learn to Knit with Cheryl - Future dates TBA
Perfect 2nd Level Knitting with Cheryl - Future dates TBA

Learn to Crochet & Beyond Beginner Crochet

Learn to Crochet via Zoom  with Christianna- August 20th
Crochet a Hook Case with Christianna - July 29th

Knit A Longs

The 4 Day Sweater Challenge with Olive Knits via Zoom with Sandi & Gail!  July 4th 
Casapinka Mug Hug Shawl Release KAL via Zoom with Heather!  June 11th 

Punch Needle Rug Hooking 

Punch Needle Hoop Sheep - May 23rd 1 pm

Embroidery, Sashiko Embroidery & Needle Felting 

Beginning Embroidery with Kathryn- June13th 10 am

Sashiko Embroidery for Beginners with Kathryn- June 20th 10 am

Needle Felt a Succulent with Stephanie- June 6th at 1 pm


Rigid Heddle Refresher with Sara - June 6th
Tapestry Weaving with David - June 27th
Clasped Warp & Fringe Finishing Techniques with Sara - July 12th 

Crochet A Longs

Ricorumi Crochet A Long with Christianna - April 25th at 10:30 (Meets for 9 Saturdays)

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

Longmont Yarn Shoppe hosts Community gatherings via the Zoom Platform several times a week for Community Handwork, Weaving, Spinning, and Knitting and Crochet Help. These are all complimentary and you'll be able to connect with friendly fiber lovers who share your passion. Choose the group of your interest and log on! We can't wait to meet you and see what you are working on.

In an effort to support our community we have scheduled the following recurring Zoom Virtual Community Gatherings and invite you to join us.  Not familiar with ZOOM?  Check out the Zoom Tip Sheet Bethany wrote up for all the details- it's here!

Tuesday Community Handwork from 1 - 3 pm weekly
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 647 340 544

Friday Community Handwork from 6 - 8 pm weekly
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 832 711 245

Sunday Community Handwork from 2 - 4 pm weekly with Bethany
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 890-794-017

Casual Crochet from 10:30am - 12:30pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 870 6587 8300

Punch Needle Rug Hooking/Traditional Rug Hooking - 3rd Friday from 4 - 6 pm

Spin In with LYS on Tuesdays from 6- 8 pm
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Meeting ID: 411 524 413

Spin in with LYS on Sundays from 9 - 11

Fiber Prep with LYS on Wednesdays from 5 - 7