Jamestown High School has a new club this year that is both calming and creative, Needlework Club. Advisors Barbi Price and Amy Thompson wanted an outlet for those students who were looking for a creative outlet with no pressure. The club, which meets every Friday before school, helps students learn knitting , crocheting and needlepoint. The club has about 10 members.
“I find it so relaxing and a great way to relieve stress,” said Club member Katy Colarco. “Knitting helps me relax y mind and I also come from a family of knitters so I need to compete!”
Members range from beginners to experts and are creating everything from scarves to bags to baby blankets to give as gifts.
“It’s so nice to walk in and just settle down and do some knitting,” said Club member Nathanael Cimo. “They have created a really nice environment to just relax and learn a new lifelong skill.”
Many JHS staff member have donated knitting needs and yarn. But Mrs. Price is looking for one more donation.
“I would love to have a couple of rocking chairs so the students can rock and knit. Wouldn’t that be a great way to start your day?”