Maybe on Friday you heard this strange, high-pitched hum/squeal/sigh-of-relief/shout-of-jubilation throughout the city. That was every Baltimorean who sews, knits, crochets, felts, weaves, spins yarn, or otherwise involves themselves in fabric or fiber arts. Why the exultant shout? Well, Friday was the day when Baltimore Threadquarters threw open their doors, making so many fabulous (and hard to find) tools and supplies available to Baltimore crafters and artisans. Handmade buttons? Check. Vintage fiber arts supplies? Check. Spinning tools? Yarn for the discerning knitter? A super-inspiring list of events and classes? Check, check, check, check, check.
Of course, fibers and fabric enthusiasts will already be flocking to Baltimore Threadquarters just to get their fix. But even for those who’ve never knit, sewn, or darned, this place still has plenty to offer—particularly in the workshops and events department. For example: the “Make Your Own Pasties” workshop. Yes, that’s right. Got a big burlesque gig coming up, but nothing to—er—wear? Design your own tassel-sequin-and-anything-else-covered pair of pasties! We presume you could even wear them home (underneath something, one hopes). If that’s not quite your speed, there’s also Yoga for Crafters, Needle Felting, and so much more—including many introductory level classes. So whether you’re an old hand at the stuff, or thinking of taking the crafting plunge, a visit to this wonderful new addition to town is certainly in order.
Baltimore Threadquarters is located at518 S. Conkling St. in Baltimore. Visit www.baltimorethreadquarters.com for more info.