Going to be in the Tampa, Florida area December 12, 13, and 14? Check out Keep Me In Stitches’ holiday pop-up!
Three different owners of three boutique crafting stores will come together to offer contemporary twists on the timeless art of sewing, needlepoint, and knitting.
Keep Me in Stitches is a specialty sewing center located in the south of Tampa and will host both The Flying Needles from Bellair and Criativity in Largo. Together, The Flying Needles and Criativity in Largo will offer special instruction that begins with a “make and take” reception between 4 and 7 p.m. on the 12.
The pop-up collaboration is located at Keep Me in Stitches at 4504 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa 33609. This event is free of charge. Check out the schedule below, or on their website:
- Dec. 12 from noon to 7 p.m. (Kickoff reception with make-and-take from 4 to 7 p.m.)
- Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fabric, yarns and patterns from Kaffe Fassett will also be available. “Kaffe” Fassett, MBE is an American-born artist, famous for his colorful designs in needlepoint, patchwork, knitting, painting and ceramics.
Keep Me in Stitches owner Melissa Helms said she was inspired to host the pop-up because of the success of a pop up needlepoint shop over the summer. “Sewing, knitting and needlepoint bring a certain sense of satisfaction and serve as a creative outlet, and we like the idea of being the conduit to stitch this community together,” Helms said. “And when small business owners can collaborate and partner, we can offer so much more to our community.”
Guests can participate in a variety of make-and-take activities including needlepoint basics, simple knitting, and machine embroidery. So what are you waiting for, head to Tampa to join this awesome event!
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