Save Slipstitch Needlecraft!

$2,160 of $15k goal

Raised by 57 people in 2 months
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Claudette Brady  BROOKLYN, NY
Beloved Slip Stitch Needlecraft located in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn (450 Nostrand Ave) is in danger of closing! 


This store, has been offering a wide range of yarns, knitting & crochet supplies, classes, embroidery and sewing supplies to the New York City community for over a year now.

Owned by local knitting expert Claudette Brady, this cozy Brooklyn boutique has become a community center for all kinds of crafters. It has grown to be a space for knitters and crocheters alike to learn and perfect their respective crafts. Folks from all walks of life stop by the shop on a weekly basis to relax and slow down from their everyday lives. In many ways, it has become a mental health safe haven for the surrounding community. 

Claudette has worked hard to make sure the space is community-oriented. Prior to the Women's March, she led an initiative to make 200+ hats for women marching in D.C. 

This store is one of the few black-owned stores left on the block that are leaving a lasting impression on the community. Please help Bed Stuy keep this store from closing! 

www.slipstitchneedlecraft.com

#SupportLocalBusiness #SupportBlackBusiness

Community Testimonies

"I had just moved to Brooklyn from Seattle and was experiencing roommate issues when I stumbled upon this gem of a store on my daily commute. I walked in and met Claudette, the kindest and most knowledgable knitting / crochet supply store owner ever. I told her that I wanted to re-learn how to knit hats on a budget so she set me up with some awesome yarn, circular needles and walked me through the hat pattern, even providing me with patterns. Since then, her store continues to be a safe haven for me. I've been part of many of her knitting circles and often, just come by to chat with other knitters and crocheters who come to stop by." -AnneMarie L. 

"This is my favorite yarn boutique ever! Great customer service and a friendly atmosphere. Claudette, the owner, is great and she's extremely helpful!! She always has the answers. There are two couches and a few chairs, so there's plenty of space for lounging and chatting. People come in to buy some yarn and to just sit and knit (or crochet haha).  The classes are very informative, you learn not only how to knit/crochet, but you also learn about the yarn fibers.
There are several events each month where you meet new crafters of all kinds. The community here is incredible. You have to come in and experience it for yourself!" - Crystal S.

"I come here once a week for my sanity. This place has truly been my safe haven. " -Marie L.

"This place gets me out of my house on Saturdays and helps me to learn a lot about knitting and crocheting." - Debbie L.

"As a long-time Bed-Stuy resident until recently, I was so excited to find there a yarn store within walking distance!  Being a crochet teacher and designer, it became a place for me to continue to hone my talents.  In addition, I gained a friend in Claudette, caught up with some familiar faces and made many other new friends. I can attest that playing with yarn and crocheting really are great for relieving stress, and the shop was a true haven for me when I need it most.  In addition, I feel it's especially important for indie businesses and solopreneurs to succeed, so I'm putting some money where my mouth is to #SaveMyHaven!"
-Yvonne Tate, Vonne's Crochet & Beading


"I have shopped at local yarn shops and participated in knitting circles in cities all over the country and it is with infinite sincerity and appreciation that I say that Slip Stitch Needlecraft is truly an exceptional LYS. The community that has grown around Claudette's shop is encouraging, genuinely inclusive and super inspiring--it's a place of of TOTAL JOY. Incredibly beautiful and meaningful garments and fabrics are created in the shop's classes and its knitting circles. Claudette provides compassionate and expert guidance and gorgeous yarn for every budget. She is one million percent dedicated to the needle arts and I echo many of the other testimonials in saying her shop is truly a SAFE HAVEN." - Amelia R.

"This amazing gathering spot is in danger of closing. I can't accurately express what Claudette Brady, and her shop, Slip Stitch Needlecraft, mean to me. Everything I know about being a budding activist, I learned from her (a lot of her lessons were dispensed over knitting needles and yarn). When the world doesn't make sense, I run to the shop and talk it through with the wise women (and men) who come by to knit and chat. If you know me, you know I despise Amazon and try to shop locally as much as possible. This is why: we need places like Claudette's. We need places where we can come together, talk through stuff (while getting help with that pesky dropped stitch, 14 rows ago)." - Felicia J.
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1 month ago
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"I have shopped at local yarn shops and participated in knitting circles in cities all over the country and it is with infinite sincerity and appreciation that I say that Slip Stitch Needlecraft is truly an exceptional LYS. The community that has grown around Claudette's shop is encouraging, genuinely inclusive and super inspiring--it's a place of of TOTAL JOY. Incredibly beautiful and meaningful garments and fabrics are created in the shop's classes and its knitting circles. Claudette provides compassionate and expert guidance and gorgeous yarn for every budget. She is one million percent dedicated to the needle arts and I echo many of the other testimonials in saying her shop is truly a SAFE HAVEN."

-Amelia R.
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Yvonne Tate
1 month ago

Thank you all for donating and being part of the community. Please share as well!

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$2,160 of $15k goal

Raised by 57 people in 2 months
Created January 27, 2017
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$10
Tahirra Enriquez
19 hours ago
$20
Anonymous
9 days ago
$20
C Simone
13 days ago
ES
$25
Elizabeth SANON
19 days ago
MW
$50
michael williams
22 days ago

very willing to help keep this place a viable venue.

SS
$20
Sharlyn Santiago
26 days ago
DP
$40
Doris Pritchett
28 days ago

Good luck Claudette! We need you & your store in the neighborhood.

DM
$20
Donna Miller
28 days ago
AG
$25
Abby Grosslein
28 days ago

I want to knit brain hats with you guys! <3 Supporting local business is an act of resistance.

$15
Susan Shapiro
29 days ago

Best of luck. I will be stoping by to check out the store.

Yvonne Tate
1 month ago

Thank you all for donating and being part of the community. Please share as well!

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