Hi friendos. Today, I’m going to talk about knitting. Nobody in my life ever loved me enough to teach me how to knit, so I learned exclusively through videos like this. Now, I’m a straight-up string freak, up to the point where I have a folder of downloaded Ravelry patterns on my computer.
But here’s the secret: It’s easy. Too easy. What you need:
From Eva Steinberg ’17:
come join us for an afternoon of stitchin n bitchin! all sorts of stichin allowed/encouraged, all sorts of bitchin allowed/encouraged (just nothing TOO mean!) there will (probably) be cookies n tea. hope to see y’all there!
Date: Sunday, January 25
Time: 3-4:30 PM
Place: Farm House (344 Washington St.)
This is another installment in our series of interviews with student groups at Wesleyan.
Two of Rama’s finished sewing projects
For this interview, I sat down with Rama Al Nakib ’16, co-founder of Westitch, to talk about the group’s history, how it is currently structured, and the creative process.
What is Westitch?
Westitch is a do-it-yourself collective. We teach sewing, knitting, and clothing construction from scratch material or old items. My partner, Nicole Roman-Johnson ’16, handles the knitting part of the group.
How was Westitch founded?
Over the summer I was going through the list of extracurriculars because I wanted to join clubs. I’d already been sewing and like cutting up my own clothes really low key since high school but I really wanted to make it a thing that people would do here, because I know a lot of people are interested. So I signed up for a table at the club fair. We applied for funding through the WSA, which we used to buy machines, fabric, and lots of other supplies.