Hiyahiya S History Of Knitting The Source Of The Stitch N Bitch

If you’re into knitting or crochet, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the term Stitch ‘n Bitch and even attended a few, but do you know where the name comes from?

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The term originated during WWII when groups of knitters would come together to knit, stitch and talk. The groups have more recently been analysed as expressions of resistance to political, social and technological change in Western societies, as political discussion and debate was a common discourse at these events. In more recent years, the phrase has been used as a means of reclaiming women’s domestic work in feminist circles, to resist the taboo representation of traditional women.

Would you like a find a Stitch ‘n Bitch near you and reclaim your femininity like the ferocious women of World War Two? Keep a look out on the HiyaHiya Europe blog for some great posts detailing exactly where you can find your closest group and when they meet!

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