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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

Blocking 101 - August 17th & January 9th
Choose from a variety of opportunities from Yarn Tastings to Ravelry 101 - visit here!

Learn to Knit & Beyond Beginner Knitting
Choose from beginner to advanced classes and Knit A Longs at LYS.  Check out the knitting classes here!

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

Punch Needle Rug Hooking 


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 Advanced Rigid Heddle classes via ZOOM.  Learn to Weave on Rigid Heddle can be arranged by private lesson - just call the shop!  

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 hosted Community gatherings via the Zoom Platform several times a week between March and July 2020 during the pandemic's beginnings and through the month of July for Community Handwork, Weaving, Spinning, and Knitting and Crochet Help. We are taking a TIME OUT from Hosting all but Casual Crochet, who did not meet consistently during that time, to re-assess our resources for managing all the things at LYS.  Stay tuned for our plans in September.  

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

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