Needlework Club Offers Outlet To JHS Students

Jamestown High School has a new club this year that is both calming and creative, Needlework Club. Advisers 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 Katy Colarco, club member. “Knitting helps me relax my 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 Nathanael Cimo, club member. “They have created a really nice environment to just relax and learn a new lifelong skill.”

Many JHS staff members have donated knitting needs and yarn. But Price is looking for one more donation.

“I would love to have a couple of rocking chairs so the students can rock and knit,” she said. “Wouldn’t that be a great way to start your day?”