After years working as a costume designer and crafting all by my lonesome, I started wondering if there was a way to do what I loved (sewing, crafting, fashioning stuff out of vintage finds, etc.) all the time and not do it alone. I read about San Francisco’s Stitch Lounge and while I never got to go there, I was really sad when they closed their doors. I was envious of all the people who had a place to go make something while getting to hang out with other people itching to make something, too.
Years later I noticed that stitch lounges were popping up all over the country. And in Canada. But there wasn’t one in my neck of the woods. I also noticed that I was buying all my fabric online instead of in person. Which was counterintuitive for someone who loves to feel the weight and drape of fabric. But I wasn’t finding fabric I really loved in town. It was time to take action.
So after a lot of hemming and hawing
2011 isn’t that far away. And suddenly we’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by everything we have to do to open the doors and welcome someone/anyone in. This is just the beginning. So stay tuned for all the dirt about the birth of the shop, updates about opening day, and me – owner of "gather here" and maker of things.