the beautiful fall weather is upon us – leaves are turning beautiful colors, the male goats and sheep are tirelessly chasing the girls, apples and pumpkins abound, and daydreaming of warm snuggly yarn in our laps happily knitting or crocheting away.  this is definitely my favorite time of year.  some of you know i was in utah for a few weeks and on the very last day, my daughter and i were wet felting some fish and i spilled the TINIEST bit of water on my laptop and it is totally fried.  i’m trying to keep up with things on my husband’s computer; however all of my passwords, photo downloads, etc are on my old computer, so it has been a challenge trying to do some things.  my vacation was so amazing but i will never again go away right before sponsoring 3 events so close together.  so please bear with me.

a group of us rented a van and drove to the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival September 25th.  what a blast we had.  we’re talking about planning a trip in May to the Great Lakes Fiber Festival in Ohio and also back to Shenandoah in september.  get in touch with me next year if you think you want to join us.

october has been and continues to be a busy month here at RaggZ and November looks to be just as busy!

in a nutshell, here’s what’s coming up:(details on our classes/events page)

Saturday October 8 from 10 to 2:  trunk show with PrAiry Girl yarns; saturday october 15th from 2 to 4:  kombucha class; saturday october 22 from 10 to 3 at the delmont fire hall RaggZ Fiber Affair and Wool Market; sunday october 30th from 1 to 4 drop spindle class.

note the shop will obviously be closed on the 22nd for the fiber affair.  please check out this festival.  this is my second show and we are already growing.  twenty local vendors (ranging from PA to WV to MD) will be here to show off their yarns, fibers, accessories, and much more!  my last show in april was really fun and busy and this time i have eight new vendors that i am really excited about.  free parking, no admission fee, handicapped accessible, raffle prizes, demos!


friday, november 4th from 10 to 7 at the lamplighter restaurant is the 5th annual Work of Our Hands artisan market.  this is an amazing market featuring 32 local artists and craftsmen.  begin your holiday shopping HERE!  keep your money here and support local!  sunday november 6 from 1 to 3 is colleen mcguire’s class entitled ‘crescent shape shawl with ostrice plume lace; saturday november 19th KnittenJen’s Beads will teach us how she makes her amazing knitted, beaded beads used for necklaces and more.


sunday, december 4 from 1 to 4 is the RaggZ Christmas Tea at the Victorial Lady of Academy Hill in Greensburg.  tickets are $30 and include everything and are on sale now at the shop; saturday, december 10th from 2 to 4 – GIFELTED FISHIES!  i have been asked to teach this class since i have these fishes hanging throughout the kitchen at the shop.  so here it is – your chance to make your own gifelted fish!  friday, december 23rd from 10 to 5 RaggZ Christmas Party!


NEW colors of panorama fiber arts gradient yarns and fibers have arrived, as have more gradient yarns from done roving.  i’m in contact with knitting fever and kraemer yarns to carry some new brands in the spring.

follow me on facebook and instagram for updates.  hope to see you soon!






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