- 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.
feltLOOM playdate! – wednesday september 13 from 1 to 3. AT LONG LAST! cost 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 20″ x 20″. start thinking of a design. class size is limited to four. additional classes will be added periodically – check Facebook page or contact me for more info.
FLAX SCUTCHING FESTIVAL saturday/sunday september 15/16 in stahlstown. katie hellman and i will be demonstrating spinning, carlene dowell is bringing her loom – join us. bring your knitting needles, wheel, drop spindle, whatever – and lets educate people about fiber! katie and i are dressing old fashioned, and it would be nice if you could too, although it’s not required. this is our second year and we had such a great time last year! remember the shop will be closed on saturday the 15th.
AFTER-THOUGHT HEEL saturday september 30 from 2 to 5. 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. all supplies must be purchased at raggz and a 10% discount will be given at time of purchase.
GIFELTED FISHES sunday october 8 from 10-1. some wet felting experience is preferred. go home with your very own gifelted fishy! cost of the class is $40 and includes all materials.
WET BLOCKING saturday october 14 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.
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!
ECO DYEING sunday november 12 from 11-2. learn how to do contact printing with leaves and plant materials on a 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.
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.
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!
RAGGZ CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON sunday december 12 we will gather at a restaurant (to be determined) and nosh together as our own little christmas gathering. more details to come. we are doing this in lieu of the tea which we had previously done.
COLLEEN’S BEADED SHAWL – back by popular demand. BEING RESCHEDULED FOR FALL. 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 and you will get 10% off your yarn if you purchase it here. One skein of fingering weight yarn is all you need (400+ yards).
KUMIHIMO THIS CLASS WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED FOR THE FALL. 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!
UPCOMING CLASSES FOR 2017
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!