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[CANCELLED] Stitch + Sip

  • Date: April 4, 2020
  • Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Due to the unfolding situation regarding COVID-19, this program will no longer take place as scheduled, but may be rescheduled. Future programming will be assessed on a rolling basis. Please follow our Facebook page for more updates and information. See our full statement here.


Join Tahnisha Thomas of Nana’s Hook at Bartram’s Garden for an informal meetup of knitters and crocheters. All levels of experience are welcome. Guidance will be available for beginners, and both wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided! Drop in for a while and join us! Spaces are limited, though, so please be sure to register for this event using the link below. 

This event will take place in a space that is accessible via wheelchair. ADA accessible bathrooms will be available nearby, as well. We’re happy to make accommodations for guests with mobility limitations. Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via wheelchair, though some of our paths should be used at your own discretion. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out ahead of time.

About Tahnisha Thomas of Nana’s Hook: 

I received my first crochet lesson when I was just eight years old from my Grandmother, who we affectionately called “Nana”! At the young age of eight years old, I was not a fan of crochet, but I enjoyed spending time with my Nana.

Many years later I wanted to give crochet another try. I began to see how popular it was and oh so beautiful. I looked at patterns, but could not understand written patterns. So, I turned to YouTube for help and, to my surprise, I learned new stitches and techniques. After lots of trial and error, I felt confident enough to start taking orders and even vending at local markets. Bartram’s Garden was one of the first markets that I sold my items. People were buying my items! I was so excited !!

In October of 2017, I decided to start a small business. I was stumped trying to find the perfect name for it. Then I remembered my Nana and the hooks she left behind when she passed in 2004. I decided on the name “Nana’s Hook” in memory of her to carry on her legacy and that is how “Nana’s Hook” was born!

Price: $10 General Admission // $7 Members // $2 Southwest Philly Residents & ACCESS Card Holders 

SW Residents or ACCESS Card Holders

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General Admission

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