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Not Your Grandma's Knitting Circle

This is NOT your Grandma's knitting Circle! 

Join us for a night of sisterhood and stitches. You can knit or crochet, cross stitch or embroider. Actually, you don't even need to know how to do any of these things! The rest of us will help you get started. Our stitch and b@*&$ has attitude.☠️⚡ ... And we have tea too!

A little history....

Stitch 'n B*#$h is a name that has been used to refer to social knitting groups since at least World War II.[1] Before the slang term “Stitch ‘n B*#$h” was used, groups of women in the 1940s would join to knit and talk in organized Stitch and Bitch clubs. The term was further used in the 1980s as part of the book Social History of American Knitting by Anne Macdonald.[2] It is partly due to the book's success that the modern day Stitch n' Bitch knitting groups have emerged in cities around the world. The groups, mainly women, meet to knit, stitch and talk. Typically, attendees knit, though others crochet (they are called 'Happy Hookers'), and still others engage in cross-stitching, embroidery, and other needlecraft. Nowadays, the groups have been analyzed by scholars as expressions of resistance to major political, social and technological change in Western societies. However, political discussion is not unusual at these events, and at least some participants are proponents of progressive, liberal, and/or leftist social and political change. Furthermore, the term Stitch ‘n' Bitch is now used by women from across the globe to connect with others in the virtual space seeing as the term has re-emerged in a world where the public sphere is the cyberspace.

With over 1460 registered Stitch ‘n Bitch groups in 289 cities worldwide, the social knitting movement has demarked itself as a popular social gathering for avid knitters.

 

Earlier Event: May 17
MakerSpace Drop-In $5
Later Event: May 24
MakerSpace Drop-In $5