The Black Sheep Yarn Boutique Class Schedule

(For all classes, we encourage you to shop from our selection of yarns.
If you purchase yarn at the time of registration, you will receive a 10% discount off the yarn!)



Saturday, 4/20        10am-3:00pm            Cost:  $45                Instructor:  Chelsea Barr

Calling all Star Wars fans: join Chelsea for a day of felting fun! During this class you’ll learn how to work intricate details easily and efficiently. While we discuss which is cuter, Ewoks or Porgs, we’ll work through the process of making this little guy start to finish and how to add your own flair to the finished product. Each student will have a one of a kind Ewok when all is said and done! Students will need to provide their own felting block and needles, wool will be provided. You will have a bit of homework, so plan to stop in and pick up your kit a few days prior to class! We will have a break for lunch; please plan to bring your lunch or grab something from a nearby restaurant.  (6 people max)


Saturday & Sunday, 5/18 & 5/19        9am-4pm         Cost: $210 new students, $110 returning students

Instructor: Susan Pavel

 Students will learn how to warp up a traditional 2-bar loom and twill weave a small wall hanging or coin bag. These designs are often found on robes, blankets and various regalia.  Susan will share with students the various oral teachings and traditions that her master teacher shared with her, one being “always teach the student who wants to learn.”   Teaching looms will be provided for use in the class, with the option to buy a table top loom for $75. Yarn will be sold separately. (10 students max)


Friday, 5/31         Trunk Show 12noon-5pm     Painting Party  5:00pm-7:00pm      Cost $85     Instructor/Artist:  Katie Howard

Looking for a yarn bowl? Paint your own! Katie Howard, a Tacoma based artist, will be hosting a yarn bowl painting party at the Black Sheep Yarn Boutique! She will have her art and art-inspired yarn on display too. This is a two-hour class, and no experience with ceramics or painting necessary! All materials will be supplied for you, paints, brushes, bowls, and Katie will be able to assist you with your designs. The yarn bowls will be available to pick up from Black Sheep about 2 weeks later.  This is an exclusive after-hours class and light snacks will be provided. Register early! Class minimum must be met 2 weeks in advance to allow for shipment of the bowls. (6 people minimum for the class;everyone is welcome to come visit the Trunk Show)

WEAVING A SAMPLER (Intermediate Weaving Class)

Sunday, 6/2         10am-3pm                 Instructor: Joan Hoffmeyer Cost $85                                                       

In this class you will have the opportunity to learn different rigid heddle weaving techniques, from using pick-up sticks for warp and weft face weaves, twinning, clasped-weft, finger-controlled weaving, leno lace, an alternative to plain hem stitching and more. Your finished project will measure approximately 9” by 19” including fringe. This is an INTERMEDIATE weaving class (minimum 3, maximum 6 students: Loom not included; some supplies are provided; see the SHOP page for more details)


Saturday, 6/8  1:00-4:00pm                Instructor: Sherri Hruby             Cost:  $35

Back by popular demand!!! Let your inner creative out, or fake it until you make it (the shawl, that is)! Learn this easy way to start a shawl and add to it with short rows that let you “paint” with the colors of your yarn. The result will be curved rows of knitting, deliberate pools of color, and a beautiful one-of-a-kind creation that you’ve made. We’ll start the shawl shape and learn the “doodle knitting” technique you can easily use to create the rest of the shawl in free form. If you’re good at the knit stitch, you can do this!  This is an ADVANCED BEGINNER class (8 people max; supplies not included)


Saturday, 6/15 & 6/29         1:00-4:00pm             Cost: $35            Instructor:  Chelsea Barr                      

 Nothing says spring better than an adorable bunny…and who doesn’t love the iconic White Rabbit! Students will purchase an e-book ($7.99-$8.99) containing 22 amigurumi patterns inspired by literary classics such as ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Anne of Green Gables’. During this class you will learn the techniques involved in making the ever popular amigurumi crocheted characters which can be applied to so many fun projects. We will discuss how the techniques we’re using apply to the other patterns in the book. Students should have basic knowledge of crochet stitches; how to chain, single crochet and work in the round. Yarn will be included, students will need to supply their own hooks. (6 people max)

All classes must be paid for at the time of registration.  If a class is cancelled due to low registration, a full refund will be given.  If a customer cannot attend a class, 24 hr cancellation notice is required for a refund otherwise credit will be given toward another class. As classes might have waiting lists, this is a courtesy to those who might be waiting for a spot. Thank you!