TAMPA, Fla. (December 9, 2019) – Three different owners of three boutique crafting stores will come together in a holiday pop-up to offer contemporary twists on the timeless art of sewing, needlepoint, and knitting on Dec 12, 13 and 14 at Keep Me in Stitches, a specialty sewing center in south Tampa.
Keep Me in Stitches will host the soiree while The Flying Needles from Bellair, and Criativity in Largo will offer special instruction that begins with a “make and take” reception between 4 and 7 p.m. on the 12th.
The pop-up collaboration will be held at Keep Me in Stitches at 4504 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa 33609. This event is free of charge.
- 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, best known for his colourful 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. Example of machine embroidery make and take below:
About Keep Me in Stitches
Keep Me In Stitches is a specialty sewing center founded in 2000 with locations in South Tampa and Largo. Selling a range of machines including Bernina, and Baby Lock, Keep Me In Stitches also sells fabric, notions, furniture and software and offers a range of classes to help customers learn to maximize the potential of their machines. For information about Keep Me In Stitches and a class schedule, visit www.kmisinc.com or call (813) 282-1526.