• Monday Makers

    KnitCircus Studio & Store

    Knit and crochet lovers, please join us for a case of the Mondays at KnitCircus Yarns! We'll meet each on Monday mornings in the back room with the couch and chairs. Please note that this is a public business, so customers will be rolling through the room where we'll be to check out all the sales, handpaints, gradients, etc. Pack your travel cup of joe, a snack, and your hooks and needles to celebrate crafting in a warm and welcoming small business!

  • Yarn Crafting: Now at Panera

    Panera Bread

    Come and bring your project to Panera Bread and knit/crochet/latch-hook with some new friends! It's a great time and place to work on that one thing you originally planned to finish in 2014! Or the one from 2015, or 2017, or...well, you know what I mean. Panera Bread is a full restaurant/cafe, with all sorts of tasty things to consume. You can plan on having dinner with us (and some of us tend to arrive early, if you want to eat before the "official" time), or you can just get a small snack or beverage. We are a creative, smart, and sassy group of people who love to make things (including new friends), and socialize while we do it. All ages and stages of yarn crafting are welcome to join, though if you'd like to learn, please leave a comment saying as much so someone is prepared to teach (or hold out for one of our irregularly scheduled Beginner's Workshops).

  • Eastside Stitchers

    Mickey's Tavern

    Note: A core group of 6-12 stitchers attend each week without RSVP'ing. Don't be discouraged if you see only "Fibre Forward Inc" signed up. There's always a group of us there. Please always feel free to message us here! Meet in the back room of Mickey's Tavern. The glowing owl lamp marks our tables. The bar knows us, and we're more than welcome to hang out. Mickey's has well-priced draft beers, bar food, and a super welcoming neighborhood vibe. NOTE: CASH ONLY! They have an ATM inside. New/beginner-friendly. Can't afford supplies? Need instruction? No problem. Message us. We host this group as a part of Fibre Forward, which is specifically designed for access to knitting and crochet resources at no cost, among other fiber arts. We're happy to take time in our circle to teach you, too. Optional Charity Project through Fibre Forward: Most Eastside Stitchers consistently partake in community-oriented knitting / crochet projects. Since we don't have a formal agenda or program for our Wednesday nights, it's up to you if/when you'd like to participate. Basically, the idea is to consistently have a charity project on the needles/hook. We just completed and mailed a bunch of blue hats for Lion Brand Yarn's Hat Not Hate project to raise awareness around bullying, and are teaching kids to knit & making Kindness Monsters with them at Kids Create in August. For the fall months, we're thinking of joining in the Welcome Blanket project.

  • Thursday Morning Meetup

    KnitCircus Studio & Store

    Knit and crochet lovers, please join us for an in-store KAL at KnitCircus Yarns! We'll meet on Thursday mornings in the back room with the couch and chairs. Please note that this is a public business, so customers will be rolling through the room where we'll be to check out all the sales, handpaints, gradients, etc. Pack your travel cup of joe, a snack, and your hooks and needles to celebrate crafting in a warm and welcoming small business!

  • Saturday Challenge Projects with Susan

    KnitCircus Studio & Store

    Knit and crochet lovers, please join us for a special KAL at KnitCircus Yarns! We'll meet in the back room with the couch and chairs to work through some of our trickiest patterns with the help and experience of Susan. Please note that this is a public business, so customers will be rolling through the room where we'll be to check out all the sales, handpaints, gradients, etc. Pack your travel cup of joe, a snack, and your hooks and needles to celebrate crafting in a warm and welcoming small business!

  • Monday Makers

    KnitCircus Studio & Store

    Knit and crochet lovers, please join us for a case of the Mondays at KnitCircus Yarns! We'll meet each on Monday mornings in the back room with the couch and chairs. Please note that this is a public business, so customers will be rolling through the room where we'll be to check out all the sales, handpaints, gradients, etc. Pack your travel cup of joe, a snack, and your hooks and needles to celebrate crafting in a warm and welcoming small business!

  • Beginner's Workshop

    Barriques - Monroe St.

    This is one of the Yarn Crafting Group's periodic Beginner's Workshops, where everyone attending is either looking to learn, or prepared to teach the craft(s) to others. It's pretty chill and casual. All ages and stages are welcome, from "Do I ball this first?" to "My grandma tried to teach me seven times!" to "So about these charted patterns...?" We love to meet new people, we don't judge your skill (or lack thereof), and we can collectively answer almost any question (or I'm pretty good at making up answers...)! All we ask of new yarn crafters is that you bring your own materials. If you have something already, you're all set, but if you're not sure where to start, then I recommend worsted weight yarn (the "normal" weight), and then either size 7 bamboo/wood needles for knitting, or an H hook for crocheting. Beginning books are also useful, if only for personal reference if/when you're working alone later. Also, we have a very generous situation with our Event Organizer Allison (who does the East Side meetups). She's set up a free knitting and crochet supplies exchange, so if you need supplies but are unable to acquire them, please contact her for assistance (you can send messages through this website; she's the event organizer named Allison, or you can email her at [masked]­t). If you're coming to teach, remember to bring a project to work on as well; we usually have more teachers than learners. And if you don't want to learn or to teach, you are of course also welcome to come; there's plenty of space for regulars, too.

  • Eastside Stitchers

    Mickey's Tavern

    Note: A core group of 6-12 stitchers attend each week without RSVP'ing. Don't be discouraged if you see only "Fibre Forward Inc" signed up. There's always a group of us there. Please always feel free to message us here! Meet in the back room of Mickey's Tavern. The glowing owl lamp marks our tables. The bar knows us, and we're more than welcome to hang out. Mickey's has well-priced draft beers, bar food, and a super welcoming neighborhood vibe. NOTE: CASH ONLY! They have an ATM inside. New/beginner-friendly. Can't afford supplies? Need instruction? No problem. Message us. We host this group as a part of Fibre Forward, which is specifically designed for access to knitting and crochet resources at no cost, among other fiber arts. We're happy to take time in our circle to teach you, too. Optional Charity Project through Fibre Forward: Most Eastside Stitchers consistently partake in community-oriented knitting / crochet projects. Since we don't have a formal agenda or program for our Wednesday nights, it's up to you if/when you'd like to participate. Basically, the idea is to consistently have a charity project on the needles/hook. We just completed and mailed a bunch of blue hats for Lion Brand Yarn's Hat Not Hate project to raise awareness around bullying, and are teaching kids to knit & making Kindness Monsters with them at Kids Create in August. For the fall months, we're thinking of joining in the Welcome Blanket project.

  • Thursday Morning Meetup

    KnitCircus Studio & Store

    Knit and crochet lovers, please join us for an in-store KAL at KnitCircus Yarns! We'll meet on Thursday mornings in the back room with the couch and chairs. Please note that this is a public business, so customers will be rolling through the room where we'll be to check out all the sales, handpaints, gradients, etc. Pack your travel cup of joe, a snack, and your hooks and needles to celebrate crafting in a warm and welcoming small business!

  • Drop-in Craft Time and Skill Share in McFarland

    E.D. Locke Library

    • What we'll do Work on your projects, learn or teach basic crochet and knitting. All non-messy quiet crafts welcome. • What to bring Bring the tools you need! Food is okay in our community room.