Stitch and Bitch
August 31st, 6-8pm
Join us for an evening of knitting, crocheting, and sewing in general.. $5 donation to the studio suggested. Bring your projects, get a growler next door and/or tacos from the taco truck! Kids are welcome!
Hope to see you there!
Stitch ‘n Bitch is a name that has been used to refer to social knitting groups since at least World War II. Before the slang term “Stitch ‘n Bitch” 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. 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 more engage in cross-stitching or embroidery. Nowadays, the groups have been analyzed by scholars as expressions of resistance to major political, social and technological change in Western societies. 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.