Networking While Knitting & Crocheting!

1023 Stuyvesant Avenue
Union, NJ 07083 United States
Beyond Yarn
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (EDT)


PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!  $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers.
Event is limited to 15 attendees.
Registration closes at NOON on 8/21/2023. No walk-ins.

Event Details

NJAWBO MetroEast Region & Northwest Joint Event
August 22, 4:00 to 6:00PM

Beyond Yarn, 1023 Stuyvesant Ave., Union, NJ

(Parking in Rear or Open Lot) 
This event is limited to the first 15 who register.

Networking While Knitting & Crocheting! 

Are you new to these creative crafts? No worries! NJAWBO member, Theresa Macklin, owner of Beyond Yarn, will host this relaxing NJAWBO event, where you can experience the joy of knitting and/or crocheting in a small group setting. She and her team will illustrate these two crafts, which are known to promote improved mental and physical health.

Some of the benefits of crafting include improved focus, improved concentration, improved motor skills, calming affect, ability to relax, and socializing.

Each participant will receive a Knit/Crochet Kit, which includes the following:

  • 2 needles/5 crochet hooks
  • Instruction booklet with patterns
  • stitch markers
  • scissors
  • ruler gauge
  • 5 mini balls of cotton yarn
  • a notebook

Event goals:

  • Completing a project
  • Increase ability to focus and concentration
  • Improve ability to follow directions
  • Improve motor skills
  • Build confidence
  • Turn to knitting/crocheting as a source of relaxation

Project outline: 

  • Small groups in which to begin learning how to knit/crochet
  • Participants will receive all the supplies needed.
  • Instruction will be given on the skills needed to be successful in the class.
  • A brief history of the craft and uses of items made
  • Highlight of people including children who use this craft to make a living
  • Types of tools used – knitting needles and crochet hooks
  • Types of yarn
  • Basic terminology
  • Basic stitches
  • Following pattern instructions

Remember, shared interests can spark friendship, discussions, and begin the relationships that can lead to referrals and revenue over time.

Event Host

Theresa Macklin
Owner of Beyond Yarn

Your NJAWBO Region Leaders for this event are:

Northwest Region Leadership Team Chair

Christy Mahon
Leisure Travel Advisor and Owner
Dream Vacations - Escape Artist Holidays

MetroEast Region Member 
& NJAWBO President-Elect

Mamie Tolbert
Business Resource Connector, LegalShield,
& MST Mediation Solutions LLC

NJAWBO is all about building business relationships. 

Women business owners and entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend, but all are welcome.

Hope to see you there! 

NJAWBO encourages and supports business ownership by women.

The NJAWBO MetroEast Region includes members from Essex, Hudson, and Union counties. 


Additional Information
Event Contact:
Josephine Dispenzere
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