About Raheli

Raheli Harper is the founder of the Wallkill Valley Fiber Arts Guild and a handwork teacher in Orange County and Dutchess County, NY. She is also a founder and the programming coordinator for the Rivertown Homeschool Co-op, where she has teaches a wide variety of fiber arts to kids ages 4 to 14. An avid sewer, knitter, spinner and mender, Raheli is currently focused on the textile waste stream — harvesting forgotten and discarded fabrics, threads and other supplies and turning them into rags dolls, functional art and fabric collages.

What are you knitting right now?

I’m starting Dangling Conversations scarf by Mindy Ross using a ball of Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball® Crazy

What are you mending right now?

Ha — My mending pile is giant. But it’s safe to assume I am perpetually mending my kid’s pants.