fall workshops have arrived !!

Join us for an in person (masked) workshop this fall at Wild Hand. We have a very fun, full schedule of weaving, spinning, dyeing, knitting, rag rug making, crochet, rug hooking, stitching, braiding, and felting.

TEACHING ARTISTS x wild hand

After months of planning we can't wait to welcome our team of teaching artists and learners back into the space for in-person (masked!) learning. There are lots of workshop options for absolute beginners and for folks ready to move beyond the basics.

MODEST TRANSITIONS x wild hand

This one-of-a-kind, 100% organic canvas, hand-dyed with natural materials needle, hook, and notions case is exclusive to Wild Hand and designed in collaboration with the amazing local fiber artist and natural dyer, Melanie Hasan, from Modest Transitions.

MODEST TRANSITIONS X WILD HAND

All of the fabric colors for our Modest Transitions x Wild Hand Needle + Hook Case are derived naturally from botanicals and minerals, which have been sourced from small farmers, waste, and grown just outside Philadelphia in Melanie's own backyard! The fabric is dyed by hand in a beautifully slow, unpredictable, and meditative process.

modest transitions x wild hand

After preparing the fabric with a thorough salt cleanse a color and print extraction takes several hours to days before entering the dye-bath. Once the dye-bath is ready, fabric is added to a simmering pot for several hours (often overnight) or steamed. This process reduces waste and lessens the environmental impact of the dye materials.

VISITING WILD HAND

We are a neighborhood supply shop for fiber folk. Nestled in Philadelphia’s Mt. Airy neighborhood, we offer materials, education, and community to encourage curiosity for fiber craft: weaving, crochet, knitting, felting, spinning, dyeing, knotting, stitching, fleece processing, and more!

We believe that the wellbeing of our fiber community — including the people, land, and animals that create the supplies we sell — is more important than anything else. With that in mind, we carefully select the supplies we carry and promote. Wild Hand is a community that believes in the magic of fiber craft: to bring together people who share a vision of an imaginative and just world. Read more about our commitment here.

Before visiting, take a moment to read our COVID-19 practices + policies so that you're ready for a safe, comfortable, and oh-so-fun visit with our team.


606 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119

267 766 5239
hi [at] wild-hand.com


M   ::   closed
Tu  ::   11am - 6pm
W   ::   11am - 6pm
Th  ::   11am - 6pm
F    ::   11am - 6pm
Sa  ::   11am - 6pm
Su  ::   11am - 6pm