Anyone of any age can sew. Getting the neighborhood and the city reconnected with the joy of sewing is the mission of Brooklyn-based A Needle Pulling Thread. With their location in Clinton Hill, A Needle Pulling Thread is trying to thread the needle of getting everyone exposed to sewing “from ages 4 to 104.”
Many of the A Needle Pulling Thread clients are actually kids. If idle hands are the devil’s tool, then busy hands are just what young sewers need. One of the great things about young people getting involved at A Needle Pulling Thread is not just the ability to have a new activity to do, but also because at the end of their sewing, kids will have a finished product, something they can be proud of, and something they can improve on.
Sewing teaches children that they can work with their hands and really create something lasting. The website and the shops of A Needle Pulling Thread like to stress that “sewing activities increases finder dexterity for the older sewer and helps reinforce motor skills for younger ones.”
Sewing is also a creative outlet. For younger people just starting out sewing, creating something while sewing can lead to all kinds of benefits for their creativity later on in life. As A Needle Pulling Thread reminds us, “learning to sew will have a far-reaching effect.”
238 Grand Ave. Brooklyn NY 11238. (347) 433-3606.