Unlike a house-made soup, the gift of a handmade scarf provides continuous warmth to the recipient without requiring they climb into a microwave to reheat. Create a heart-warming keepsake with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Needlework Supplies or Private Lessons
Choose supplies from a shop filled with organic Swan's Island wool yarn ($30 for a 100 gram skein), addi knitting needles ($15.75), and a variety of embellishments ($3.50–$5). Alternatively, meet one-on-one with an instructor Monday–Friday to develop needlepoint or knitting skills through the completion of projects ($50 for the first hour; $25 for each additional half-hour).
In addition, Annie & Company will hold a beginners' workshop for Groupon holders on Wednesday nights in April from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Annie & Company Needlepoint and Knitting
Restless fingers find a place to settle down at Annie & Company Needlepoint and Knitting's homey brownstone on the Upper East Side, where resources for making functional, soft art fill the entire 3,000-square-foot studio. Yarns harvested from soft mammals and fibrous plants spill out from baskets on the first floor, overwhelming knitting needles as large as 40 inches and colorful notions from Susan Bates and Clover. Upstairs, a sunny window illuminates a wooden table suitable for stitching or sipping tea, surrounded by hand-painted needlepoint and cross-stitch canvases hung salon style.
The staff of expert craftsmen shares knowledge with groups and individuals through project-based classes, and has invited yarn designer Debbie Bliss to contribute her elaborately spun falsehoods and professional insight to the discussion.