Stitch n Bitch at Awbury Arboretum’s Agricultural Village


Next Sunday, April 8th we will be hosting multiple events at Awbury Arboretum‘s Agricultural Village in Germantown.

Stop by to Stitch n Bitch from 3-6 pm. There is plenty of space. Bring your own supplies to this session of stitch n bitch. We’ll be traveling light. Other art forms are welcome as well.

$7/ adult. Children attend at no cost. (Free for Tulpehocken Exchange Members.)

Light refreshments will be served.

Come out and join us! This is an indoor/outdoor space, including a shaded area and a sunny meadow. There is plenty of space. Bring a picnic if you like. There are a few picnic tables.

All ages welcome. Handicap accessible.

For those of you wanting to learn the basics, Yvanna Sherman will lead a session on Crochet Basics from 3-5 pm.

From noon to 2 pm Jamie McCracken will be hosting a Terrarium Workshop.

If you are driving, park at the Ardleigh St entrance and then just follow the path in.

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Crochet Basics: 3 Class Series!


Come out this spring and learn to crochet.

In a series of 3 classes you can learn how to chain, single and double crochet, work in the round and how to read a pattern. Come create simple crafts and have fun at the same time. Sign up for one class, or sign up for all three.
Location varies:
On Sunday April 8 and May 6, class takes place at beautiful Awbury Arboretum’s Agricultural Village, on Washington Lane from 3 – 5:00 pm. This is an indoor/ outdoor space. Pack a picnic and join us. 
On Sunday, April 22 class takes place from 10-12:30 pm at our studio in Germantown: the Tulpehocken Exchange (47 East High Street, Phila.)
Suggested materials: a J or K size crochet hook and some cotton yarn.
$20 per class, bring your own supplies.
$30 per class/ all supplies included.


Stitch n Bitch: Every Tuesday Night!

Join us every Tuesday evening! Bring a project or start something new while at the studio! Knit, crochet, embroidery, weaving or sewing. Other art media is welcome as well. Beginners are welcome, we’ll help you get started on a project!

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to attend by emailing

Ages 12+.

$7/ per person (cash).



Directions: 2nd side door, on the right. You’ll see a security box: type 00002 for entry.

Crochet Basics Class

Join us this Saturday from 3-5 pm.

In this series you will learn crochet techniques, step by step, starting at the beginning. Instructor: Yvanna.

$15/ bring your own supplies, $20/ all supplies included. (Sliding scale, pay what you can)

Ages 12+.

Members save 10%.

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Address: 47 East High Street, Philadelphia PA.

Crochet Basics: This Saturday

In this series you will learn crochet techniques, step by step, starting at the beginning. Instructor: Yvanna.

$15/ bring your own supplies, $20/ all supplies included. (Sliding scale, pay what you can.)

Ages 12+.

Tulpehocken Exchange members save 10%.

Light refreshments served.


Handmade Philly’s Crochet Basics: Rescheduled


Saturday’s class is rescheduled due to the Women’s March.


Meet Ang Davidson

1. Please tell us who you are, about your background and the origins of your Etsy shop, 

I’m Angela, I’m 27 and I live in Center City Philadelphia with my dog Moe and 2 cats, Carrot and Rabbit.  I moved to Philadelphia from the DC area in 2000 to go to University of the Arts, where I earned my BFA in painting and drawing.  I always loved drawing little animals and characters, and I’ve been in love with crocheting since my mom taught me when I was about 10.  My crocheted stuffed animals emerged from those passions coming together.  I started making them about 3 years ago just for my own enjoyment, and I had a mini show of the first 20 or so pieces in the Art Ed Dept. at the University of the Arts.  I had such an amazing response from that little show, I knew I was onto something- that’s when I started my etsy site, and the rest is history! 

Mellow Yellow DreadHead


Small Turtle


Bug Eye Guy


Goaty Goat


2. What do you think you do best? 

Obviously crocheting, and I like to paint and draw.  Also I’m pretty awesome at Scrabble!  

3.  How do you think the internet has affected your business? 

I wouldn’t have much of a business without the internet.  At least 75% of my sales have been through my etsy site.  To date, I’ve sent pieces to 30 states and 10 countries- this would never have been possible without etsy!  I’ve also made numerous connections through my etsy site and Philadelphia handmade networking.  I don’t know how artists ever made a living before the internet! 

4. What is your workspace like?  My workspace is my living room couch about 99% of the time. 



5.  What are your plans for the rest of 2010.  

 I’m working on a thesis for my Master’s Degree in Art Education.  I’m also trying to get myself and my work out into the Philadelphia community as much as possible.  I don’t want to jinx it by saying too much, but I’m also in the process of getting my crocheted animals into mass production. 

You can see more of Ang’s cutie guys in Salon Ricochet on 13th in Center City and her etsy store. 

Thanks for reading this interview.  Ang and I will be sharing a booth at The InLiquid’s Art for the Cash Poor annual party and sale in the Crane Arts Building on June 13.  Come by and say hello. 

– Jan,

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