Raffia Woven Bag [multi-session]

Create a tapestry woven spring bag with raffia yarn.


$155.00 per person

Per Session:

2h 30min

About this experience

Explore the wonders of raffia - biodegradable, vegan, and made from nothing but wood fiber! This water-repellent yarn dries fast if it gets splashed and creates a super interesting woven cloth, perfect for a spring bag. In this class you will learn about materials, tools, warping, basic designing and weaving techniques, finishing, and care all the while creating a woven bag!


This is a 3-SESSION workshop that meets on all of the following dates (apologies for the confusion - our event booking app is working on making this clearer in the future!). By signing up for this $155 workshop you are signing up for 7.5 hours of class time over the following dates.

Wednesday - JUNE 3 // 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Wednesday - JUNE 10 // 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Wednesday - JUNE 17 // 6:30PM - 9:00PM


Price includes thoughtfully sourced materials (no additional fiber materials fees). Students may use their own frame loom or borrow ours (class looms can be purchased for 15% off!). Students also get a one-time use 15% off discount card for use during and up to two weeks following the last class session!

All classes meet at our shop at 606 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119 - in the heart of Mt. Airy Village. There is plenty of free on-street parking as well as High Point Cafe and Weaver's Way Co-op steps away for your food and beverage needs. Kiddos are always welcome to hang in the shop!

CANCELLATION POLICY // Wild Hand is happy to offer a store credit refund for cancellations made a week or more in advance. For cancellations made less than a week in advance we can offer a 50% store credit refund.

Your Host

MELONIE CAVALLARO is a fiber artist in South Philadelphia. Having studied fine art and art history in Italy, her fiber art combines her approach to classic oil painting and her passion for travel and world culture; combining global textures, form, and color into one medium. After the birth of her son in 2015, Melonie began transitioning from oil painting to textiles and quickly found this new tangible medium to be her most expressive. Melonie has exhibited her artwork in galleries throughout the US, Europe and the UK, such as: Gallery Café Art Bar, Florence, Italy; Eubie Blake National Jazz institute and Cultural Center, The Galleries at Moore; and Philadelphia's own Chris’s Jazz Cafe. To view, inquire, or purchase her work visit fibre.studio.