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Local maker haven Stitch House celebrates six years this weekend

Posted by Melissa Massello  September 19, 2013 10:45 AM

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Photos: Courtesty of Stitch House Dorchester

While famed local crafting institutions like Windsor Button may have recently closed their doors, the creative economy is alive and thriving in the Polish Triangle, where Hub maker haven Stitch House Dorchester is celebrating its sixth birthday this Saturday.

Since 2007, Stitch House has been selling yarn and fabrics and hosting classes in knitting, sewing, quilting, and crochet for a new generation of Bostonians interested in learning or evolving the domestic arts (which they may or may not have gotten the chance to glean from previous generations). With classes like "GTYSM: Get to Know Your Sewing Machine" and "Sweater Support," Stitch House is dedicated to growing a local community of crafters of all ages and skill sets — and their anniversary party is a chance to celebrate their longevity in the neighborhood as a sewing haven and a small business.


In addition to cake, ice cream, and door prizes for customers (the latter featuring giveaways of Clover knitting needles and Blue Sky, Cascade, Rowan, and Classic Elite yarns), Stitch House is also debuting trendy neon and reflective yarns for fall and will be offering a 75% off clearance sale on select items (including self-ruffling yarn). Preview the sale on Friday (September 20th, until 8 pm), or during store hours on Saturday (September 21st, 10 am to 6 pm), for a chance to rub elbows with "special guests" and stock up on fall crafting supplies at a discount.

Stitch House owner Anissa Essaibi-George is also currently running for Boston City Council At-Large, so take the opportunity to pick her brain about her favorite purl as well as her politics before the upcoming election on September 24th!

Stitch House Dorchester, 846 Dorchester Ave (near JFK/UMass on MBTA Red Line). More info at

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Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out More »
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