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Find Fun, Friends and Creativity at one of Florida's largest full-service yarn shops where we specialize in providing you with friendly, expert level assistance, classes, and an abundance of the world's very best yarns, customer service and good times.
Our latest 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 shop news stories on the Raging Wool Blog.
Worldwide Knit in Public Day, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
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. At the Raging Wool, we celebrated the event this year by taking the fun outside the shop. We set up a comfy table and chairs on the sidewalk in front of the store and did what comes naturally - have fun while knitting and conversing with friends, old and new! Meanwhile, our out-of-town customers shared pictures and stories of what the did in public today too via Facebook and Instagram. So much fun!
Summer creativity: Hand dyeing with natural botanicals and hand spinning!
Starting May, 2017! South Florida summers mean that our snow-birds head back home and the locals enjoy long, lazy days, filled with thunderstorms and mosquitos! The Raging Wool is a well known respite for creative souls seeking alternatives to daytime television and surfing on the Internet.
Our latest workshops include brand new hand dyeing, hand spinning, weaving and advanced knitting and crochet classes and workshops.
Botanical Scarf Dyeing classes are so much fun! Enjoy using all natural, botanical-based dyes to make awesome handmade scarves and gifts! Students spend several fun hours using natural dyes and ancient hand-dyeing techniques to make unique and creative projects. Learn skills that you can use for a lifetime of fun.
Classes include using indigo vat (a natural dye from the indigo plant) along with un-dyed silk fabrics to make truly stunning scarves, perfect for warm climates. You will learn to use shibori techniques (known to devise ways in which the handwork finds the most efficient route to achieve its production goal) to make your unique-to-you hand-dyed project. If you like having fun, being different and getting your hands wet (and wear gloves at times) then these workshops are perfect for you! Inquire in the shop or call or message us anytime for dates and times.
Summer Spinning Sundays! Elke, our fiber artist who joins us from Europe, will take you from fluff to beautiful yarn with this 2 day workshop! This is all about fibers: preparation, the best way to spin, combining and of course, spinning!
Learn all the basics in this 2 day workshop. Day 1 you will make your own drop spindle, learn about fiber and it's various preparations, how to draft and spin, making strong joins. Day 2 plying and how to speed spindle. You will learn about different fiber prep including making rolags on a blending board. This class is for the Beginner, but it's a perfect refresher if you've been away from your spindle for awhile you will love to learn to speed it up.
Tropical Yarn Shop Crawl 2017
Friday, January 27th, 2017 through Saturday, February 4th, 2017
The Raging Wool, along with seven other Florida-based local yarn shops (LYS) from Vero Beach to Miami are sponsoring a nine-day Florida Yarn Crawl event for you to get to know the Local Yarn Shops along Florida's east coast.
Participating Florida Yarn Shops will be holding trunk shows, yarn tastings, book signings, and demonstrations of interest to knitters, crocheters, and weavers. As part of the Tropical Yarn Crawl, each yarn shop will be holding a raffle for a prize basket, and the participants who complete the crawl (it's okay to scream out "Road Trip!") will be entered in a raffle for the Grand Prize.
Customer Appreciation Holiday Party
Saturday, December 17
Customers of the Raging Wool know that there's one thing we absolutely cannot resist - a party with our customers! Please join us for our Annual Holiday Party, now celebrating it's 5th year. Never been to the Raging Wool for our annual holiday celebration? No problem! All you need to do is stop in and enjoy the fellowship of the holidays with us and customers from near and far.
We provide all sorts of treats (including the best Mimosa's) and many of our customers bring in homemade baked goods and desserts. Join us anytime between 11:00AM and 6:00PM, giggle and laugh with friends and your fellow fiber fanatics in a toast and shop the store for some last minute projects and gifts for loved ones, near and far! We also have Holiday gift cards and certificates and plenty of Holiday patterns to choose from too!
Small Business Saturday at your Local Yarn Shop
Saturday, November 26
Thank you for supporting on Small Business Saturday! The Raging Wool yarn shop is definitely a small business, but with an enormous heart for fellow knitters, crocheters, weavers and hand-spinners. At the Raging Wool we differentiate ourselves from the larger "big box" stores, such as Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby and Walmart, by providing highly personalized one-on-one service, dozens of beginner and advanced classes, and an exquisite and very large collections of yarns, often hand-dyed by small "mom and pop" businesses across America as well.
Supporting the Raging Wool also helps dozens of similar sized businesses and individuals whose passion and livelihoods is making the highest quality yarns and fibers for your heirloom projects.
In return for your loyalty to us, we always provide fair trade pricing (never a penny more than Ravelry's MSRP), automatic $10 cash-back rebate for every $200 of lifetime purchases, unlimited one-on-one expert project assistance, free winding, WiFi, coffee, teas and one of the largest collections (now 100+ brands) of yarns in the USA.
For out-of-town customers, we also provide free shipping ($25 order minimum) on their purchases. You also get one more thing at the Raging Wool Yarn shop that costs nothing but means everything - a place to visit and enjoy the company of fellow knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners in a pleasant and safe environment.
Fall Newsletter, Fall Sale & our Fifth Anniversary Party
Saturday November 5 thru Monday November 7 (in-shop & online too!)
Thank you for helping us grow! We are now 5 years old, and it's time to celebrate our knitting, crochet, weaving and spinning fiber fanatics with a bang! We opened the Raging Wool in October, 2011 in Weston, Florida, and moved, in 2014 to our newest and larger store in Pembroke Pines, perfectly nestled between Weston, Sunrise, Miami, Hollywood and Miramar.
Stop in on November 5th to kickoff our 3-day sale with snacks, drinks, and mystery sales to help celebrate! Read all about our party (to be held on Saturday November 6th) and all about our newest yarns and classes in our Fall Newsletter. Sign up today if you don't already receive Raging Wool emails.
Our newest Fall Yarns! Exclusive to South Florida!
Come in and check out some of the NEWEST yarns to come to South Florida!
New from The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze!
The Raging Wool has one of the largest Rhichard Devrieze Yarn Collections in America! New to the shop this season are Luxe, Thede, and Sirocco.
Luxe a Fingering Weight SW Merino blended with Silk and, be still my heart, Cashmere! Yummy!
Thede is a great sock yarn that's SW Merino and Nylon. Soft and durable.
Sirocco is our newest DK from Rhichard that's 100% SW Merino. Squishy and beautiful!
Welcome Round Mountain Fibers to South Florida! We are so excited to be one of only 50 shops in North America to carry Round Mountain Fibers.
The current "Feathered Friends" collection is based on plumage colors of North American Birds in SW Merino. The colorways and semisolids are a reflection of their plumage, with each colorway named after a specific bird.
Worked by themselves; paired with coordinating colors; or 4 skein collections: 3 skeins graduated greys and one skein a pop of colors, these are wonderful to work into fun projects.
The reflection of the birds' plumage, display vibrant colors that work well together in nature and in the yarns! One customer is using two 4 skein collections for an awesome skirt! The possibilities are endless!
Welcome MJ Yarns to South Florida too! Jonathan brings us two fingering weight yarns - both with either a variegated or a spiral pattern. With names like Eye of Frog, Tongue of Bat, Scale of Dragon, they're spellbinding!
Simply Sock Simple Sock is a great work horse superwash fingering weight yarn. The corriedale wool has a surprisingly soft hand and wonderful drape with the strength to stand up to hard wear.
Sophistisock is SW Merino, Nylon and Tencel blend for beautiful colors and squishies! Not only does this yarn have a fabulous hand, the tencel adds a level of sophistication to the color that is unmatched. Because the cellulose fiber doesn't take the dye, the tencel literally sparkles in the light and gives the color a fantastic heather.
Updated Colorways recently added!
We've been a tad busy this summer adding and stocking up on our established favorites with new and updated colorways and blends. Visit us to see what else has joined the family, such as:
- Ella Rae Cozy Alpaca Chunky and Cozy Soft Chunky
- Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool
- Trendsetter Ecotone
- Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Tonal
- Lana Grossa Primavera
- North Shore Beachcomber
- Universal Yarn Bamboo Bloom
- Vijay Silks: Allegro lace (800+ yards/skein), Octave Sock, Mulberry Serenade DK, Eri Grandioso DK, Mulberry Legato Light Worsted.
- Knit One Crochet Too Handpainted Batiste
- Great Adirondack Yarn Organic Cotton
Four-day Loom Weaving Workshop with Deborah Jarchow
Friday, September 30 through Monday, October 3
The Raging Wool hosted a 4-day loom weaving class weekend. It featured 3 different, day-long, weaving classes taught by nationally acclaimed weaving expert Deborah Jarchow. Deborah was onsite at the Raging Wool shop to teach each class, over the course of 4 days. Each day was filled with an awesome blend of her weaving instruction, weaving techniques and one-on-one assistance. Of course, we also couldn't resist including some food, beverages, a discount on classes and materials, and of course a ton of fun, too!
Here's a few pictures of the great time we had! Thank you to all of South Florida's weavers who participated this year! We look forward to more Deborah Jarchow weaving classes at the Raging Wool again.
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
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!