Current Events at the Raging Wool Yarn Shop
Find Fun, Friends and Creativity at one of Florida's largest full service yarn shops where we specialize in providing you with expert level assistance, classes and an abundance of the world's very best yarns.
Our Classes and upcoming activities are listed by date and time on the Raging Wool Calendar, making it easy for you to locate and copy events to your calendar. We also write yarn reviews and post other shop news on the Raging Wool Blog.
World Wide Knit in Public Day
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Once a year, knitters, around the world, will stealthily coordinate with other knitters to boldly and un-shamelessly "Knit In Public" - on the same day. But why, do you ask?
The answer: We want millions and millions of muggles (those that do not yet possess the magical gift of knitting), to see us in public - and be curious and unafraid enough to ask questions of you - the public knitter.
Your job, on the annual World Wide Knit in Public Day, is to help muggles by:
1) Answering questions about knitting and yarns,
2) De-mystifying why you enjoy this most ancient and magical art, and
3) Encouraging them to take a knitting class.
You will eventually inspire them to want learn to use specially-designed magical wands (disguised as 'knitting needles') to fabricate stunning works of (well, usually) wearable art.
If you are in South Florida, World Wide Knit in Public Day is even more of a challenge! Not only do you need to de-mystify what knitting is all about, you will have to JUSTIFY, to very skeptical muggles, why one would even bother to knit in the summertime! Only the most experienced tropical knitters will be able to explain how certain yarn fibers have amazingly magical properties that will make a knitted good perfectly cool for our hot and humid summer months!
Go forth and knit in public! Share your World Wide Knit in Public Day achievements with us and all your muggle friends too! World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes, learn more about the 'movement' on her international WWKIPDAY website.
A Sunday Carol Knit-A-Long
Every Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00
Carol joined us this past Fall and is a fantastic addition to the shop. She brings warmth, wit and wisdom to new visitors and shop regulars. With over 25 years fiber arts experience, she's happy to help you have a good time in the shop as well as any assistance you need to start, or complete, your projects.
Join her on Sundays for her popular "Knit-Along With Carol" afternoons - bring whatever is on your needles (or hooks)! Grab a chair at the craft table, enjoy our fresh coffee, teas and goodies, and be surrounded by gorgeous yarns, creative minds, good souls and expert help.
Stop in for a few minutes - or enjoy the entire day - and make it a perfect Sunday.
New Classes and Yarns from the Winter 2016 TNNA
January thru April 2016
We're adding new yarn to the shop daily in January and February. The latest includes fabulous new yarns and new colorways that our team picked up at the bi-annual FIber Arts convention earlier this month, TNNA (The National NeedleArts Association).
- Happy Fuzzy Yarns - Several New Combed top for hand spinners!
- Feza Yarns, adding Artist Hand Dyed Sock, Amaze, Capri & Jewell Yarns
- Schoppel Wolle adding Trekking to our wall of yarns.
- Lana Grossa including new additions Arioso and Cool Wools
- Cascade Rosyln,North Shore, Big Wheel, Forest Hills and several others!
- Artyarns stunning New Shawl Kits
- Mirasol Yarns adding the Sulkania yarns
- Silk Jewell and their new Sweater Kits
- Luet adding new Euroflax Linens
- Wonderland Yarns adding Cheshire Cats Five Pack Gradient Mini Kits and additional spinning fibers
We also stocked up on the newest yarns and colorways for our customer favorites, Malabrigo and Rhichard Devreize! We're unpacking new boxes almost every day this month, so be sure to stop in to pet the new pretties!
New Weaving and Spinning Classes
Beginning March, 2016
We are adding a New Techniques in Weaving class that will introduce new manipulations for the warp and weft. Keep your eyes on the class calendar, or call the shop (954-385-0861) for more details.
We now offer Private Spinning classes with Aileen. Classes are in the shop on our very own spinning wheels. Call the shop for more information and to reserve your spot today as class size is limited!
Calling all fiber artists - Annual TNNA Survey!
(Survey open between Jan. 25 to Feb. 15)
The fiber arts community needs your feedback! You, yes you, can influence your LYS and the dyers by stating your opinions and preferences! Help the community by providing feedback which helps everyone! Please take ten minutes to complete the TNNA Fiber Arts 2016 Survey which is one of the most widely used study of U.S. knitters, crocheters, needlepointers, cross-stitchers, weavers, and spinners.
Press HERE to take the TNNA Survey!
By taking this survey you will…
- Help fiber arts organizations and businesses serve you better
- Tell retailers and brands what you want
- Explore your fiber arts life
- Get the chance to win one of five $100 fiber arts store gift cards (be sure to ask for ours!)
This survey is anonymous - you will not receive marketing spam!
Please take the TNNA Fiber Arts 2016 Survey today!
2015 Holiday Season Yarn Party and Yarn Sale!
December 12-13, 2015
Our 4th Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 12th, was a joyous and special occasion! Our customers and staff enjoyed a festive celebration of friends, fellowship and diversity as the shop celebrated the holidays with customers near and far! It was very heartwarming to see how many "mom's" brought along their daughters to enjoy the shop and the fellowship with other knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners. Additionally, we saw an equal number of "daughters" who brought their mom's for the same great experiences. The span of generations, cultures and backgrounds of amongst our customers is so inspiring!
Most of all, we really want to thank our customers who made this our largest holiday celebration in the past 4 years! Special thanks also to Carol, Deb, Amanda and Jen for the great work pulling the party together.
Raging Wool 4th Anniversary Yarn Tasting Party!
It's hard to believe we’re celebrating 4 years of being Raging Wool. We wouldn’t be here without our amazing customers, so we decided to throw a little Yarn Tasting to celebrate the occasion.
Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. for our combined Anniversary Party and Cascade Yarn Tasting.
We’ll have tons of great new Cascade yarns to sample along with prizes, a Flash Sale, snacks, and drinks. And it wouldn’t be a Raging Wool party without a few more surprises thrown in. We hope to see you!
Learn to Knit the Perfectly Fitting Dog Sweater!
New Class Begins November 5th
Have you found dog sweaters just do not fit your furbaby? Maybe he wets it a little or trips over the chest? Maybe your furbaby is a little longer or shorter than the average sweater size.
This new class is on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4-6 p.m. and you'll knit a sweater from your dog's measurements in any yarn of your choosing.
We have lots of patterns to choose from, and you'll need to come prepared with these measurements from your dog.
Interested? Check out the Knit to Fit Dog Sweater Class Description for more information!
New Classes began August, 2015 and offered monthly.
Drop Spinning Yarn from fluff is lots of fun! Take this amazing class to learn all about hand spinning colorful roving wool fibers into stunning yarns. You will learn the basics of yarn preparation and hand-spinning!
Classes are scheduled every month on the 3rd Saturday. Visit our class descriptions page to learn more.
Stashbuster Scarf Weaving Class: Bring in your yarn stash, odds and ends, different textures are great, and learn to weave them to create a beautiful and truly unique scarf!
You will be mixing and matching your yarns for the weft. You will learn to dress your loom without assistance and produce a quality scarf from your stash! Visit our class descriptions page to learn more.
Since we are located in sunny and hot South Florida, it's our duty to help customers evaluate summer yarns that are suitable for the season and climate! We've been busy adding a lot of new summer yarns to the shop, perfect for summer wear projects. Check out the wonderful yarn reviews and featured patterns we've blogged about so far this summer!
- Review of Classic Elite Yarns Firefly and Silky Alpaca Lace.
- Review of Universal Yarn's Cotton Supreme yarns and patterns
- Review of Knit One, Crochet Too bamboo and cotton blend yarns and patterns
- Review of Prism Yarns, highlighting their linen & tencel tape yarns and featured patterns.
- Review of Frog Tree cotton, bamboo and merino wool blended yarns and patterns.
Past Events - 2015
May 30, 2015 - Raging Wool hosted noted NY Times Author, Terri DuLong, for a book signing and fun afternoon group discussion.
May 23, 2015 - Raging Wool hosted the Equisite Shawl Pin Trunk Show.
April 25, 2015 - Our Relocation Party celebrating the new store location after our move from Weston / Sunrise to the Pembroke Pines / Miramar / Hollywood area.
March 12, 2015 - After 3 wonderful years in the Weston & Sunrise area, we moved to a larger and more centrally located storefront in the Pembroke Pines / Miramar area of Southwest Broward County.
Past Events - 2014
Our Annual Holiday Celebration Party! - Saturday December 20, 2014 (noon to 6:00pm)
This year we're asking everyone to bring a snack to share - it can your favorite appetizer, covered dish, or dessert (store bought is A-OK with us) or just come as you are! We'll provide the drinks and some snacks!
As part of our Holiday Party we will wrap up with a "Yankee Swap" gift exchange, bring a wrapped, yarnie type gift worth around $20!
We will also have a One Day Flash Sale with 5% to 50% off selected yarns, kits, magazines & accessories. Think of it as a Yarn Shop Scavenger Hunt! Discounts abound in all departments! This is also for our online site too!
End of Summer Fiber Arts Party - Saturday, August 23, 2014 (noon to 7pm)
On Saturday, August 30th, come in and enjoy a little “End of Summer” party with us. As many of you know, our little parties are NEVER to be missed!
Bring a friend, bring a project and bring your appetite for food, drinks and fellowship with fellow Florida fiber friends.
Malabrigo Yarn Fashions Trunk Show - August 23rd thru Sept 10th, 2014
Now, through September 10th, the Raging Wool Yarn Shop is proud to be hosting the Malabrigo Fashions Trunk Show for Fall, 2014.
Come by and see the wonderfully beautiful samples and see our exquisite - and world-class - selection of exciting Malabrigo Yarns in the shop! If you are curious as to which Malabrigo Yarns that we have in the shop, you can see them on this very website by pressing here. If you have a Ravelry account, you can read more about the trunk show and RSVP as well.
Cascade Yarns 'Back to School' Sale - August 18 thru end of September, 2014
Visitors to the shop may remember the hugely fun Cascade Yarn Tasting Party that we held back in January, 2014. On that day, we had over 120 Fiber Arts fans in the shop - all at the same time! We celebrate the End of Summer with a huge markdown (our biggest ever) on ALL of our Cascade Yarns to benefit our customers and to make room for our next Cascade Yarn tasting party in 2015!
Read our blog entry about this wonderful sale to benefit our local and remote fiber artists...(press here for more)
Memorial Day Weekend Sale - Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26, 2014
Celebrate the beginning of the summer vacation season with our annual Memorial Day Sale. We provide an across the board 15% discount off selected Wool and Wool Blend yarns. It is a LONG list of yarns you like!
When shopping online, simply enter the Coupon Code Memorial15 at checkout.
If you are visiting the store (we are open Saturday, Sunday & Monday with special thanks to Rosemary). You will see special sale labels on each of the yarns listed below. We still have a lot more yarns to place online, so, many of the yarns listed for sale are available for in-store purchases only - or - simply call us at 1-888-509-1364 and we will help you place your order over the phone!
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - Mother's Day at the Raging Wool
For Mother's Day, bring a mom to the shop and enjoy some soft music, relaxation, chit chat and a dreamy amount of yarns surrounding you.
We'll treat you and your guest to wonderful refreshments and desserts to help make it a special day of appreciation and pampering!
Please RSVP to Jen or call us at 954-385-0861 to let us plan for your visit!
Friday, May 2, 2014 - The Raging Wool Spring-Summer 2014 Newsletter is now available.
This issue features excellent articles about the yarns and patterns that are more appropriate for the warmer days of spring & summer months, and includes stories about the shop and what our South Florida customers did for the runners of the Boston Marathon.
April 27, 2014 - Check out the pictures and notes of appreciation from the Boston Marathon Runners that received scarves from our cutomers.
Many of the runners who received these handmade gifts sent us heartwarming stories, pictures and notes of gratitude and appreciation which we posted in our blog article.
Check out this popular blog posting to see some of the scarves you and your friends made by hand and then being worn by the runners.
April 6, 2014 - Announcement and Introduction to our New Raging Wool Shop Website!
After many months of overly-caffeinated days and nights, and not to mention exceptionally detailed photography, product research and website development work by Jen Walsh, we are very pleased to provide you with an improved online customer experience with us.
Oh yes, almost forgot - we are promoting our fancy new website with a 10% off any online order promotion - this is all the yarns - and classes too! As many of you know, we NEVER markup our yarns to artificial prices just to have artificial markdown sales, so, you know you are always gettting a great value with us!
Deadline extended, complete by April 11, 2014! Boston Marathon Scarf Project
Old South Church's vision is to wrap each runner in the love poured into stitches of handmade blue and yellow scarves. They promise to wrap runners in your love until all scarves are distributed. At the Raging Wool Yarn Shop, we are collecting scarves that you made and shipping them all to Old South Church on April 10th. We also special ordered the perfect Blue and Yellow yarns and have a special promotion in place in the event you need to buy yarns for this charitable project.
"By choosing to create a simple blue and yellow scarf, you are taking part in a very public proclamation of love over hate and a very personal moment with the runner who accepts your gift."
Sunday, March 9 and 16, 2014 - Checkboard Lace Cardigan Sweater Class by Susan Chastain
Susan Chastain will be offering a two week class on how to make her gorgeous Checkerboard Lace top down 3/4 sleeve cardigan.
Susan is a gifted designer and instructor and her classes fill up fast. Class price includes Susan's one-on-one personal training as well as the pattern.
Call or visit the shop to sign up for this special event and challenge yourself to make this stunning work of art!
Sunday, January 26, 2014 - Cascade Yarns Tasting and Samples Show
Enjoy SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST YARN TASTING of the season, giving unprecedented access to the entire Cascade Yarns family, nearly 50 yarns, from Alpaca Lace to Venezia Worsted to Tangier to Magnum...and many, many more! Food, Refreshments, Door Prizes and special pricing.
Check out some pictures of this great yarn tasting in our Cascade Yarn Tasting Album on Facebook.
Past Events - 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013 - Annual Raging Wool Holiday Party
We'll be having our annual Holiday Party Saturday December 21st, 2013 from 11am-6pm. It's potluck so bring your favorite appetizer, covered dish or dessert. We'll provide the drinks! There will be a sign-up sheet in the shop to let us know what you'll be bringing. That day we'll also be having a One Day Only Holiday Sale with 25% off all Accessories, Bags, Purses, Kits, Books & Magazines.
Friday & Saturday, November 22 & 23, 2013 - The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze Show
Get ready! Renowned yarn dyer and fiber artist, Rhichard Devrieze will be bringing his amazing yarns and sample patterns to Raging Wool Yarn Shop!
This is a two day event so feel free to come one day or both! We just need an idea of how many of you will be attending so we have plenty of food & refreshments for everyone.
Monday, November 18, 2013 - Quilt Block Afghan Class with Susan Chastain
Have you always wanted to make an afghan but never found a pattern that "spoke to you"? Well we have the class for you!