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FELICIA EVE - STRING THING STUDIO

image courtesy Felicia Eve

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Creativity is the string that holds everything together.

Felicia Eve, the owner of String Thing Studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn didn't want to exclude anyone from feeling welcome at her studio even if they didn't knit or crochet. While offering a full range of knitting supplies, it's more than a yarn store. She created a community hub that exemplifies craftivism and civic-purpose in business.. What her studio has brought to her neighborhood can't be measured in numbers. She has transformed her corner of the world with her studio and, in doing so, has inspired many others to create and flourish.

Formerly a podiatrist, Eve found knitting to be a restorative and meditative practice after the death of her mother. Like many of us, she had been taught to knit and crochet as a child from her grandmothers, but it didn't stick. Often, though long-forgotten, knitting and crafting reappear when we need them. She realized that being with others made the practice even more fun and therapeutic.  As a group or shared activity, the joy of crafting really grows. She took her belief in the benefits of knitting, shared experiences and community into action when she opened the studio in 2017. 

The studio offers an inviting outdoor space that evokes old-school backyard gatherings of friends. It is available for events and parties. Folks are invited to BYO snacks and beverages. Of course, knitters want to snack.

The studio offers classes, knit nights, and space for artists of all kinds to share their work.  Plans include adding after-school and summer activities for kids. When everyone is welcome and creativity is encouraged, there's no end to what can happen at String Thing Studio. Eve created a space that will expand and grow and continue to add joy and meaning to her neighborhood. 

Photo by Pamela Wong /BKLYNER

Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER