The Stitch-uation, Featuring "A Stitch in Time: Knitting and Crocheting in the 1800s"

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Program Type:

Crafts, Social

Age Group:

Teens , Adults

Program Description

Event Details

Join the Stitch-uation! Bring your craft of choice for a time, a place, and a supportive space to work on your projects. Crafters of all kinds and all skill levels are welcome. We have knitting, crocheting, embroidery, quilting, sewing, and more! Whatever project you have to work on, bring it to the DeFrates Reading Room on the 3rd Floor and spend some time working on it with other crafters! Share ideas, recommend a book, ask for advice, or just chat about your week.

We meet from 6-7:30 on the first Tuesday of every month. There's no registration required; you can drop in anytime!

This month's event will include a special pop-up program from the Abraham Lincoln Home: "A Stitch in Time: Knitting and Crocheting in the 1800s." Join a park ranger to learn about how crafts like knitting and crocheting played a role in important moments and ideas in American history during the 1800s, including the abolitionist movement and Civil War. (All attendees are welcome to bring their own fabric craft to work on during the presentation, like normal.)