All are welcome to join the Stitching Ministry, from beginners to the most advanced knitters and crocheters.
We meet to lovingly hand-knit or crochet items given to those in need of warmth and care. In support of Bayview Mission, the San Francisco Homeless Prenatal Program, Laguna Honda Nursing Home, the San Francisco Night Ministry, and beyond, our works clothe and comfort the most vulnerable.
In addition to supplies and tools, our members will offer you advice and encouragement, so don’t worry if you’re just a beginner or if your skills are rusty.
When is it?
We meet on the first, third and fifth (if there is a fifth) Sunday of every month from 12:45 –2:45 pm except holiday weekends.
We traditionally meet in the Chapter House Library. However, we may instead meet outside on the plaza for the health and safety of our knitters.
How do I get involved?
We are definitely accepting new volunteers. You don’t have to come to our meetings in order to make things for us, and you are welcome to come to our meetings even if you aren’t making anything for us.
Feel free to drop in for any or all of our meetings.
New to stitching?
The difference between knitting, stitching, and crocheting?
By definition, to stitch is to pass a needle and thread through two pieces of material. Stitches are the foundation of our work, since stitches are fundamental elements of sewing, knitting, embroidery, crochet, and needle lace-making, whether by hand or machine.
Knitting is when a different medium is used for stitching – rather than a thread, yarn is utilized, and rather than a singular small needle, two long needles are used simultaneously. When knitting, rather than joining two pieces of materials, the interlocking loops created by the yarn start to weave together to create a piece from scratch. When you look at a knit scarf, you can see how the yarn weaves and holds together.
Crocheting closely resembles knitting. When you crochet, you are also interlocking the yarn to create a new piece, but a single crochet hook is used rather than two long needles.