Knitting, Felting & Crochet Classes

  • Along with offering some of the best and unique products, RaggZ Fiber Art also provides specialized classes in knitting, felting, jewelry, clay and much more. In fact, RaggZ is one of only five places throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania to house a feltLOOM—a machine with amazing capabilities to needle felt large pieces of fabric that you can make into just about anything, from rugs to clothing! Open Studio days will be scheduled for the FeltLOOM as well as classes. The FeltLOOM and kiln will be up and running soon so stay tuned for more information as to when classes will be available.

If you see a class you like, book it as a private party for you and your friends (or for a friend’s birthday). As you will note, most of my classes are scheduled during the day time but evening classes are available upon request – I am happy to work around your schedule.

I have a wonderful selection of knowledgeable instructors to teach classes.  For any additional information, please contact RaggZ fiber art today. Also, feel free to look at a more detailed description of some of the classes below.  space is limited and preregistration and prepayment is required.  i can invoice you through PayPal but a $2 surcharge will be added.

feltLOOM playdates!  – AT LONG LAST!  wednesday october 25; and thursday november 9th.  1 to 3 each of these days.  thecost of the play date will be $20 and all materials for your experiments will be supplied.  you will make a pillow cover or wall hanging or piece of fabric approximately 18×18″.  start thinking of a design.  class size is limited to four.

RAGGZ FIBER AFFAIR & WOOL MARKET 2017 (delmont fire hall)  saturday october 21st — 10-3  the vendors have all been selected – 23 in all!  see the FB page for more details.  our FOURTH show!  no admission, free parking, handicapped accessible, and door prizes!  what more could you ask for?

COLLEEN’S BEADED SHAWL – back by popular demand!  THE FIRST CLASS is scheduled for sunday, october 29th from 2 to 5.  Colleen Maguire will be here again to teach this gorgeous shawl – a combo of lace and beads.  you will learn norwegian cast on and so many more tips and tricks from the queen of knitting information!    cost of the class is $45.  supplies must be purchased from the shop and you will get 10% off your purchase.  One skein of fingering weight yarn is all you need (400+ yards).  please be sure to pay for the class and your yarn in advance of the class so it is wound and ready to start that day.

THE WORK OF OUR HANDS ARTIST MARKET 2017 – friday november 3 from 10 to 7 at the lamplighter restaurant.  31 vendors – all local – all artists – everything handmade.  our 6th year!  NEW vendors!

LULAROE     friday november 10 from 10-5. Jenny Tabrum will be here with all the new LuLaRoe christmas designs.  the event will be all day so stop in and pick up a few christmas gifts or something for yourself.  i personally LOVE their leggings and pencil skirts!  my portion of the proceeds of this party are going to be donated to a veteran’s organization (to be determined) and lularoe will match the amount!  please join us!

ECO DYEING   sunday november 12 from 11-2.  learn how to do contact printing with leaves and plant materials on a wool/silk scarf.  note there are NO dyes involved.  Eco-printing is a dye technique that transfers the images and pigment of plants onto fiber using only heat and water.  In this workshop, you will create patterning and hues with wild-harvested plant materials.  cost of the class is $40 and includes all materials.  if you don’t want to wait for your finished project, it can be picked up at a later date, thus making the class a bit shorter.  if you choose to stay while your item is being steamed, you are welcome to.  the steaming takes two hours.

WET BLOCKING saturday november 18 from 2 to 4.  learn how to transform your finished knitting from looking ‘homemade’ to ‘handcrafted’ with the basics of blocking.  your projects will look, fit, and feel like perfection!  Rebecca Hilko Shepler will go through the results of blocking, how to block, the drying process, fibers, and tips for success.  cost of the class is $25.  NOTE NEW DATE

SPIN IN AND POT LUCK saturday december 2 from 10 to 5.  join us for our second spinning event.  bring whatever kind of spinning device you use and spin with us!

CROCHET WITH WIRE AND BEADS    sunday december 3 from 1 to 4.  $25 for the class and $10 for the kit includes wire and beads.  kitty savel taught this class last month and it was very well received and a lot of fun.  you will make a gorgeous necklace in one afternoon – perfect for a gift for someone and you will want to go home and make more!

RAGGZ CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON   (the tentative date/place is wednesday december 13 at 11:30 at Chef Dato’s Table on route 217 in derry) but final plans have NOT yet been nailed down.  we will nosh together as our own little christmas gathering, play games and have prizes! more details to come.  we are doing this in lieu of a christmas tea this year.

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AFTER-THOUGHT HEEL     THIS CLASS IS BEING RESCHEDULED AND WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS A DATE IS FINALIZED.    like knitting socks but hate working the heel flap?  keri fosbrink has THE solution!  the after-thought heel is a great way to add contrasting colored heels or striped heels.  it can also be removed after much wearing making it perfect for those who wear holes in the heels of their socks!  check with me to see what materials are needed and homework.  cost of the class is $40.

KUMIHIMO     THIS CLASS WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED.  Carolyn Oliver has taught this class at many different venues.  This class teaches the ancient art of Japanese braid-making using a modern tool that you’ll take home. Students will learn the basic principles of making a round braid with or without beads. You’ll leave class with a finished bracelet and ideas for making all sorts of straps, handles, decorative ties, and jewelry. This technique is great for using up the end of the skein or artfully making a statement with a special fiber.  cost of the class includes all materials.  $45 for the beaded kit and $40 for the non beaded kit.  you need to bring nothing!





Knitten Jen’s Beads, feltLOOM wool paintings, beginning felting, fair aisle, portuguese knitting, and more!  and as i stated above, ANY of these classes can be booked as a private party as well!