Stitching Creations & Community

Janesville, WI Gatherings: MON. 1-3 PM, Italian House, 1603 Racine St. THURS. 6-8PM, Basics Co-op, 1711 Lodge. FREE, all ages, genders. Spin, knit, crochet - any portable stitching is welcome - no membership requirements! Visit and support: Visit our store:

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Stitching Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Instructors Needed

Do you knit or crochet? Would you like to pass those skills onto a new generation? Nothing is more important than freely passing the self-sustaining, creative and relaxing skills forward generation after generation. Volunteers are needed to help instruct students in a Janesville area elementary school. One or two (to be determined) days each month for sessions of 1 hour. If interested, please contact

"Yarning" event needs stitchers!

The Janesville Area Stitch 'n Bitch is seeking volunteer stitchers who knit or crochet to participate in a public art installation.

This project will involve knitting small and large scale objects for placement later in 2012. It is intended to involve an annual civic event with an interactive public art project, raise awareness for public art and civic endeavors in Janesville, and raise funds for a local nonprofit. It is anticipated that the display will occur at the end of the summer and will commence with a “yarn-cutting” ceremony at which all participants will be recognized.

The Janesville Area Stitch 'n Bitch is a creative collective of all ages and genders that welcomes all with their portable stitching projects. Come work on your project, share techniques, try new trends, or get free lessons in knitting, crocheting, spinning and more. There are never any fees nor membership requirements.

For more information visit Janesville Area Stitch 'n Bitch on Facebook, e-mail, or call 608-752-9248.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Midwinter Fiber & Yarn Tasting

3rd Annual

Midwinter Fiber & Yarn Tasting

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Meet Wisconsin and Illinois producers of wool and other fibers including may breeds of sheep, llamas, alpacas, goats, camel, rabbits, as well as bamboo, silk and soy at the 3rd Annual Midwinter Fiber & Yarn Tasting on Saturday February 25, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Basics Natural Foods Co-op, 1711 Lodge Drive, Janesville, WI.

Clearview Farm Cormos and Ambrosia & Bliss will join Frene Creek Farms, Rainbow Fleece Farm, Rock Farms, Bumble Bee Acres, Pacesetter Alpacas, Booties & Handspun by Babylove, and the Green Yarn Company. You will find hand-spun and hand-dyed yarn, roving, tops, raw and washed fleece in addition to completed wool products that are all produced locally.

Presented by the Janesville Area Stitch 'n Bitch, the 3rd Annual Midwinter Fiber & Yarn Tasting will appeal to those looking for local, handcrafted items, as well as those who spin, knit, crochet, weave and enjoy all the fiber and needle arts. Free spinning, knitting, and crochet demonstrations and free lessons will be available all day. Admission is free for all ages.

Donations of new, handmade blankets will also be accepted for distribution to local children suffering any type of trauma by the Janesville/Rock Valley Project Linus chapter and a "Stash Bash" will be your opportunity to swap patterns, yarns and tools with other stitchers. If there are items remaining at the end of the day from the "Stash Bash", they will be donated to the annual Janesville Salvation Army sale.

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