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Class Policies

Registration

Class registration begins immediately on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-payment is required to secure your spot in the class. You can register in person, via email or through our website. Supplies are not included in the class fee. We ask that all yarn and fiber materials for class be purchased from Michigan Fine Yarns. 

Skill Level

Our class descriptions include a skill level to help you choose classes that suit your abilities.                       

  • Beginner: You have never picked up needles or you need a refresher of the basics.
  • Advanced Beginner: You are comfortable with knitting, purling, and binding off and have some experience with shaping. 
  • Intermediate: You have completed many projects, can read most patterns, and are ready for more challenging projects.

Private Lessons

Please note, we have limited availability for private lessons. The rate is $40/hour with half hour increments possible as well. Reach out to our Customer Service team to set up a lesson.  

Attendees

Individuals above the age of 14 are able to register for classes and workshops at our store. Individuals under the age of 14 must have permission from the instructor to attend and must be accompanied with a guardian. Email our Customer Service team if you have any other questions.

Waitlist

If a class or workshop that you're interested in joining is sold out, please email Customer Service to get on our waitlist. 

Class Reminders

Once you've registered for your class, you will receive an email from our team with important class information such as materials, scheduling details, and times. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I just need some help on my project - what are my options?

We’re here to help you! We encourage you to explore our Class Schedule to see what we're currently offering. We offer help in three forms: 1) As part of our Beginner Class series (as a bundle of three classes); 2) As part of our “Quick Help” service (30 minutes for $10, subject to instructor availability); and 3) Through Bring Your Own Project ($65 for a bundle of 3 classes, subject to instructor availability).

What is Open Table?

If the store is open, we have a table open for all fiber enthusiasts! Open Table is a communal crafting space where participants can sit and be social and assist each other with questions. Our store staff will stop by the table and be social as time allows. All active WIPS are welcome, regardless of purchase point, though we’d love to see your projects made with yarn from MFY! Also check out our community drop-in events each week.

What do classes and workshops cost?

Please review each individual class or workshop of interest for bundle class package options.

What materials do I need for my class?

Please see the materials list available on your selected class webpage for a listing of needed class materials. We do request that your yarn be purchased at our store, and are happy to assist you in making your choices.

How do I reserve a class seat?

To reserve your class seat you must have paid for your class in advance. You may do this by purchasing the class in store or online and then emailing us at  to schedule. Before you leave your class, be sure to schedule your next class with your instructor. Same-day drop-ins are at the discretion of the instructor. We are currently maintaining class sizes around 5 students per class - if your preferred class date/time is full, please let your instructor know if you would like to be put on the waitlist for that day/time. Please note that this only applies to classes, not workshops which have set headcount.

How do I check in on the day of class?

Please arrive on time for class so we can maximize the time with our students. When you arrive at the store you can check in with the front desk and see which table your instructor is working from. 

What if I need to cancel/reschedule my class?

For all class types, full payment is due at the time of registration. Class payment is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by Michigan Fine Yarns due to low enrollment. Please communicate with your instructor as far in advance as possible - you can do this by emailing . Here are the rules for cancellations and reschedules by class type:

  • Beginner Class Packages: Instructors must be told at least 24 hours prior to class start time in order for the cancellation to not count against their package balance . Cancellations made within 24 hours on class packages will be deducted from your package and can't be reclaimed. 
  • Workshop Cancellations: If you must cancel a workshop, please contact Customer Service at least 2 business days before the start of the workshop, unless you are cancelling due to illness or injury.

Can I get a refund for my class purchase?

Classes are non-refundable.

Does my class package purchase expire?

Class package purchases are good for 60 days (2-months) from the date of purchase.

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