Find out what’s happening in the Hands Occupied Studio & beyond this summer! It’s the season for Worldwide Knit in Public Day, sunny crafternoons, and stitching away warm evenings, so why not get out there and enjoy your local crafting community?
Workshops & Events
Hands Occupied Studio is Open!
The Hands Occupied Studio is now open! See the finished space, read about the Studio Warming party, and share your ideas for workshops and events you’d like to see!
Moving in to the Hands Occupied Studio
Take a first look inside the new, first-ever Hands Occupied Studio in Chicago. Learn what’s in store for the space and how you can get involved!
It’s almost Read Along Knit Along time. Are you ready to climb Intarsia Mountain?
Announcing the biggest Read Along Knit Along yet! Read Along with The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey and knit Intarsia Mountain along with us and win prizes. Check out this post for all the details, including a full schedule, supply list, and how to get the pattern for free!
Coming this spring: The first Read Along CROCHET Along!
Crochet the Worker Bee Bag & Worker Bee Clutch during the Read Along Crochet Along, April 1-30! This adorable bag uses filet crochet, baubles, and elongated stitches to create a fun, textural piece perfect for spring! Preorder between now and April 1 to save on the pattern.
Warm Up with In-Person Events this Winter!
It’s a new year, and there’s so much to celebrate! A lot of us have cold temps as a great excuse to spend time hunkered down with needles and hooks, but if you’re looking for a cozy place to warm up in January or February, I’ve got a few ideas.
Learn all about the workshops scheduled for the next few months. Let knitting expert Heidi Gustad of Hands Occupied teach you how to knit from scratch, or take a more advanced class if you’re ready to level up your knitting game.