Knitting and Crocheting are just "sew" much fun


March 16, 2014, 9:39 p.m. | By Martha Morganstein | 5 years, 8 months ago

Learn to sew at Blair's new Sew Much Fun club


If you love sewing "Sew much!" you should crochet your way over to Sew Much Fun club on Fridays in room 164.

Photo: Co-president , Anna Reachmack works with a club member in Sew much Fun club.

A group of Blazer sophomores including Anna Reachmack and Susanna Maisto, who all share a common interest in sewing, knitting and crocheting, decided to start the new, Sew Much Fun club in late February. The cold winter weather inspired the creation of the club, because it's the perfect opportunity to wear snuggly, yarn-oriented creations. "We saw people with these warm scarfs around and I really wanted to learn how to make them for myself," co-president Reachmack says. Together, she and her friends came up with the idea of a club where they could make them.

The only problem was that neither Reachmack nor her co-president Maisto knew how to sew. "One day we were like wow I really want to learn how to crochet," Maisto says. They realized that making a club would make the learning process a lot more interactive and enjoyable. They decided there wouldn't be a prerequisite to know how to use a spool of thread, wanting a variety of both experts and novices in the club. "Right now we have like 20 people in the club and like six students of which who know how to sew," Maisto explains. Though they have only met a handful of times, the club members also plan to learn how to sew by watching YouTube videos on the promethean board during club meetings.

Photo: Knitting and Crocheting are just "sew" much fun.

Club presidents bring their own sewing materials and snacks to club meetings. "We bring food and have a lot of yarn through donations, so people can choose what they want to do," Maisto promises. Being surrounded by fellow Blazers, makes Sew Much Fun club a welcoming environment. "My favorite part has been eating cookies and learning to knit with my peers," junior, Natalie Gradwohl says.

Sew Much Fun club meetings are meant to be relaxed. "You can stitch, embroider or sew. Also you can make hats, scarves or, if people are feeling ambitious, they can make a sweater," Maisto says. The club welcomes every grade level. "It is a weird group of people who don't really know each other, so it's a great place for people to make new friends," club secretary Emma Soler says. Additionally, club members will donate all proceeds to worthy charities. "If they want to donate, they can donate their finish product to the Shepherd's table," Reachmack says. Shepherds Table is a nonprofit organization, located in Silver Spring that gives people in need basic services like meals and medical support.

Members agree that when you join the club, you learn an essential skill while having a great time. "Other people should join because knitting, crocheting, and sewing are all useful and amazing skills," Gradwohl explains.

Sew Much Fun club meets Fridays during 5th period lunch in room 164.



Tags: Susanna Maisto Natalie Gradwohl Emma Soler Anna Reachmack

Martha Morganstein. Hi! I'm Martha and I am one of the news editors. I row crew and I am fluent in French. I hate breakfast food and I love baked goods and sunny days. More »

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