“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. Even virtually: many of us found great comfort and support through virtual stitch groups during the pandemic.
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!).
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 often arrange to go somewhere for lunch afterwards. The store is open during this group.
Thursdasy Morning Stitch Group
This is a new addition to our stitch group lineup, meeting 10:30am-noonish most weeks. The core of this group has been meeting for years in Black Mounain but needed a new location on Thursday mornings. Any and all are welcome to join in.
Thursday Night Stitch Group (Virtual)
Our weekly evening stitch group is open to knitters and crocheters (and we’ve had a few spinners, too). Members of this welcoming group have presently opted to continue meeting virtually via Zoom. Find Zoom link info here.
Sunday Evening Nerd Night Stitch & View (hybrid)
Nerd Night is now IN PERSON with virtual option. We usually are watching something Star Trek or Dr. Who related. To get on the list for weekly reminders/updates about when we meet and what we’re watching, email here. Folks can join us IN PERSON at the store (6-8pm). Or join us via Zoom: Zoom link info here.
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 community. Let’s ask each other for names and pronouns and get to know one another. (Please do not make assumptions about anyone’s identity, gender, or any other preferences based on your own experience).
We will respect each other’s physical space and lived experiences. We won’t tolerate support for bigotry, inequality, intolerance, or hate.