“Stitch ‘n Bitch” groups have become very popular in recent years, but they are definitely not a new phenomenon. People have been gathering together and knitting, crocheting, and doing all kinds of crafts in community for generations. There’s just nothing like gathering regularly with others to share in your craft and in your experiences. Purl’s offers several opportunities for gathering in crafty community. Bring a project to work on (but not your most complicated as conversations can be entertaining, emotional, and wonderfully distracting!).
At Purl’s, we believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person (but not every behavior).
Our stitch groups are a space of ACCEPTANCE and COMMUNITY. We won’t tolerate support for bigoted or hateful politics or ideas.
We can respectfully speak about topics of difference (religion, politics, sexuality, child-rearing, jam bands, etc.) or we can find more agreeable things to talk about.
Monday Morning Stitch Group
Our newest weekly stitch group meets on Monday mornings, 10am-noon and often shares in a stitch-a-long where everyone is doing their own version of the same project. It is not necessary to participate in the KAL or CAL in order to come to this group, though. Coffee and friendly conversation provided.
Wednesday Morning Stitch Group
This large and friendly group has been meeting at Purl’s for many years, but is definitely welcoming of newcomers and all levels of stitchers (knit and crochet). Some participants arrange to go somewhere for lunch downtown afterwards. The store is open during this group.
Thursday Night Stitch Group
Our weekly evening stitch group is open to knitters and crocheters (and we’ve had a few spinners, too). Members of this welcoming group often bring dinner or get something to go from nearby restaurants. The store is NOT open during this group.
Sunday Nerd Night
Most Sundays we host Nerd Night which is usually 6-8pm. If you are on Facebook you can watch our Events page for weekly announcements about viewings. When Dr. Who is “in season” we watch the newest episode. Otherwise we view other fun nerdy favs. There is always enough light during viewing to work on projects. Members of this welcoming group often bring dinner or get something to go from Early Girl next door. The store is NOT OPEN during this group.