Tuesday 4th April
Knitting - Stitch ‘n’ Bitch

A few years ago a bunch of middle-class American women, all yoga'd out,†decided that knitting was a cool way of unwinding. So they started up clubs. The phenomenon soon got a name: Stitch'n'Bitch. It also got a number of celebrity punters, including Madonna, Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker, Uma Thurman & Cameron Diaz. Eventually, as these things always do after a couple of years, it reached our shores. Last year, Stitch ‘n’ Bitch arrived in Lewes. There is now a loose-knit group operating every first Tuesday of the month upstairs at the Lewes Arms. With all those celebrities involved (although they are not always in Lewes) it’s now official: needlework is IN.

Circle leader, Chloe Alexander tells us that what they need in the group are men. David Arquette is a member of a Stitch ‘n’ Bitch group we are told. And, afterall fishermen used to knit their own nets. So that proves that it doesn’t pose any threat to your masculinity to join in. Whatever your gender, you do not need any skills to come along. These can be learnt in situ. Recent artefacts made during the sessions include a crocheted wastepaper bin made out of old carrier bags cut into strips. Knitting is certainly not the only activity-taking place in these friendly sessions: crocheting, embroidery, empathy, gossiping and drinking are all part of the fun too.

Get your lads out for the Knits.
Upstairs at the Lewes Arms
When? 8pm
How Much? Free
The Lewes Arms
(t) 01273 476757