Lindsey's background is in teaching high school French, so she's ready to meet you where you are and is an expert at working with brand-new crafters. Working one-on-one with students is her favorite learning / teaching environment, so lessons are one of her favorite ways to meet with shop community members ready to level up!
Find a fiber art that's calling to you - you can book your own appointment by filling out the form below. Learn-to lesson descriptions are further down on the page. Can't make our group classes as scheduled? Schedule it as a lesson instead!
Please note: the appointment calendar is populated with our standard Tuesday / Thursday lesson schedule. We have some flexibility for classes later in the evening or at other times on the weekend - please call or email us if you'd like to see if we have availability outside the listed times / days.
Not getting the form to come up? You may need to enable a pop-up window to access the self-scheduling calendar. The calendar is most functional on a laptop or desktop computer. If you can't access it for any reason, please call the shop at (360) 631-5801 and we'll get you scheduled!
Getting started These classes are for the absolute beginner (or re-emerging crafter who needs a little hand-holding). We teach these classes exclusively as series of private lessons so that we can tailor your class experience to your needs and comfort. All introductory lessons are $25 / hour; you can save 17% by purchasing 5 hours of instruction time on a Frequent Flyer Card.
Knitroduction: This is our "introduction to knitting" class / lesson. It's appropriate for absolute beginners or people who need a little bit of a refresher as they ease back into knitting. You'll learn to knit, purl, bind off (finish a project so it doesn't fall apart), and cast on (get a project started and securely on the needles), plus hold your hand as you choose your first project. On average, students need about 3 hours to complete our skills syllabus for this class. Yarn and needles - yours to keep! - are provided with the class.
Hooked on Crochet: This is our "introduction to crochet" class / lesson. It's appropriate for absolute beginners or people who are revisiting crochet after a long absence. You'll learn to chain (start a project), single crochet, double crochet, and fasten off (end a project without it unraveling), plus advise you on selecting your first project. On average, students need about 4 hours to complete the skills syllabus for this class. Hook and yarn - yours to keep! - are provided with the class.
Spinning 101: If relying on YouTube hasn't quite panned out in getting you to spin your own yarn, you can sign up for a Spinning 101 lesson (or more!). We start by discussing fiber structure and how to get fiber ready to spin, then we move to the basics of "park and draft" spinning on a drop spindle. If you have previous spinning experience and wish to try spinning on a treadled wheel after trying it in class, we have a rental wheel available for a daily or weekly fee. Students generally feel comfortable starting to experiment on their own after 2 hours of instruction.
Weaving Traffic: Sometimes you need a fiber art that gives you a little more instant gratification... weaving might take care of that for you (plus any surplus stash you have laying around!). This is our introduction to weaving using a rigid heddle loom - you end up with a scarf at the end of it! We start out by choosing 2 colors of yarn for your project, then get the loom set up, then get you started weaving. Please note: you'll need to schedule a time block of at least 3 hours for the first lesson. You will also need to rent the rigid heddle loom to complete your project at home between the first and second lessons.
Floor loom weaving: lessons
If you're interested in learning how to weave on your floor loom, need some expert assistance on getting yours back up and running, or need help with a pattern, the Weaving Doctor is IN! Our clerk, Mary, has 40+ years of floor loom weaving experience and is ready to give you a hand with your floor loom or larger weaving projects.
Please get in touch with us at the shop and we'll pass your contact information on to Mary; unless indicated otherwise, all floor loom instruction and payment arrangements are handled separately from operations at Stilly River Yarns.
Come visit us at our brick-and-mortar shop in Stanwood!
9913 271st St. NW Suite A Stanwood, WA 98292 Shop phone: (360) 631-5801 Email: Lindsey@stillyriveryarns.com Text: (515) 833-0689