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ACTIVITY

Multiple sessions available from 28 Aug 2022 to 27 Nov 2022

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, 25 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Wellington, 6011, New ZealandView map

Monthly Stitching CircleOur June Stitching Circle

Our stitching circle in June was so successful we're going to make it monthly! Bring whatever you're working on (it can be knitting, crochet, embroidery, mending - anything crafty!) and join us from 3.30pm on the last Sunday of August, September, October and November for a casual session of sociable stitching.

Like most young women of her day, Katherine Mansfield learned to sew. But did you know she was also a keen knitter? In October 1921 she wrote to her cousin, the writer Elizabeth von Arnim, "The knitting becomes almost frenzied at times. We may be sober in our lives, but we shall be garish in our shrouds and flamboyant in our coffins if this goes on.” The next month she reported to her friend Dorothy Brett, "The Wools came today. They are quite lovely & I feel inclined to carry them about, just as they are, like fat dolls."

Each session runs from 3.30pm to 5pm, but as a very informal event you are welcome to arrive late or leave early.

Suggested donation $5, KMBS Members free. (Find out more about becoming a member here)

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden is owned and run by a charitable organisation dedicated to caring for our Category 1 Historic Place and its collection, and celebrating the life and work of Aotearoa New Zealand's most internationally famous writer. Admission fees, KMBS membership, and donations of any amount are vital to our future, so your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Image: Detail from a 1940s poster 'Knit for the Navy - It's cold at sea'. From the collection of Te Papa Tongarewa, GH015845.

August Stitching Circle

28 Aug 202215:30 - 17:00Add to calendar

September Stitching Circle

25 Sep 202215:30 - 17:00Add to calendar

October Stitching Circle

30 Oct 202215:30 - 17:00Add to calendar

November Stitching Circle

27 Nov 202215:30 - 17:00Add to calendar

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