Aristotle was the first to write that what separates man from beast is not our ability to reason, but rather our ability to use yarn and needles to knit our own books. Craft your own copy of Poetics with today's Groupon: for $35, you get enrollment into a four-week Knit 101 class (a $75 value) at Stitch House, located in Dorchester. Stitch House stocks quality knitting, sewing, and quilting materials, all of which are implemented during a range of comprehensive classes. Over the four-week Knit 101 class, students are imbued in the fundamentals of casting on, knitting, and purling. Participants will finish the series with a completed work, plus the motivation and knowhow required to continue the journey toward knitted nirvana. In January, classes are offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays or from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Check the website for the most current class information.
Yelpers give Stitch House an average of 4.5 stars:
- Kudos to this little diamond in the rough. This is an adorable, neatly organized shop with a great selection of yarns, books/project ideas, fabrics and thread. – Maureen D.
- I walked into the stitch house having never knit a day in my life. Within 10 minutes the very nice and helpful sales girl helped me pick out everything I needed to get started. I have half a scarf now! – Tammy J.
For Annissa Essaibi George, sewing has not just been a lifelong passion, but also a means of getting what she wants. At age 6, her mother taught her to sew so that she could make her Barbie a new outfit. In college, she and her roommate stitched together scrunchies, selling them to fund take-out and nights out. She even designed her own wedding dress. Today, sewing is the fuel behind her business, through which she furnishes sewers and knitters with the supplies to craft their projects and the skills they need to clothe every statue in the park. Annissa's pink-walled shop houses patterns, fabrics, knitting kits, and cubbies overflowing with polychromatic spools of yarn. Classes run on a five-day schedule and cover such stitching styles as knitting, crocheting, and pattern sewing for crafters of all levels.
846 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02125Get Directions