Stitch Boutique of Boston
231 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116
Stitch Boutique of Boston offers private knitting classes that students can use to get help with a knitting project, correct mistakes or learn techniques. Stop by the boutique for patterns, materials, tools and to meet other knitting fans. It also has an online store where customers can shop for patterns and fabrics by categories, like Halloween and seashore. The shop also offers finishing services for those who need a little extra help getting a project all wrapped up.
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166 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
Newbury Yarns offers a great way to meet other knitting people. It hosts two knitting circles a week for students and customers. It also features a wide variety of knitting and other crafting classes. Newbury Yarns sells a variety of materials for knitting and crocheting as well. Customers may shop online as well as in the Newbury Street store. The store is owned by Aldrich Robinson, who moved here decades ago from England and kept her shop alive on Newbury Street after years of selling her own designs.
Stitch House Dorchester
846 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02125
This shop is a sea of baskets and shelves of colorful fabrics and yarn. Its atmosphere is upbeat, fun and social. Check out Stitch House’s children’s summer camp, potluck dinners and staff fashion shows for even more fun. Furthermore, whether it is sewing, preparing for a baby, crocheting, knitting or trying to figure out how to fix a project, Stitch House Dorchester has a class for it.
Mind’s Eye Yarns
22 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Mind’s Eye Yarn hosts several workshops including finishing workshops, patterns and making socks. Its knitting circles are $30 for six months and meet every Wednesday. Mind’s Eye Yarns offers a variety of classes, all at prices per class or per workshop. It even features spinning classes for those interested in picking up spinning. Students get all of the accessories, tools and materials they need to work on projects at home from this one-stop shop.
Bead + Fiber
460 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
Bead + Fiber has an aspect to its business that is missing from most other local knitting shops: a gallery for local artists. Though it has cut back on gallery showings in recent months, it still puts up the work of the Bead + Fiber teachers for sale and viewing in the shop. These artists give classes in a variety of crafts, including knitting. Several of its classes combine materials, such as beads and fiber to teach visitors to create jewelry.
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