Winter Schedule:
We are open for normally scheduled classes, please check the posted schedule here

Please note that we are only open during class sessions. Our hours may vary during school vacations and we are closed on regularly scheduled holidays.

Please email us if you would like to drop in so we can be there to meet you.

14 Potomac Road, Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

(In the same Plaza as Stage Door dance)


In addition the Studio will be available for private events. Please  email us about holding your event at Stitchery.

Karen Katin

I have been sewing my entire life—starting at age 5 and never stopping. My Masters in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from William and Mary, several years teaching high school, and 6 more years on the artisan fair circuit selling handmade bags and accessories, plus continuing to run a successful Etsy shop, have merged into a new career, teaching sewing lessons since 2015. In addition to teaching a wide range of children and adult classes at Stitchery, you might also see me teaching at various libraries around the state of Rhode Island, and mentoring youth sewing pillowcases for the patients at Hasbro Childrens Hospital.

Dancing Threads RI Blog

Traci Vaspol

Traci  learned to knit from her Nan when she was little and she was always in awe of her grandmother's practical needle work skills. Returning to knitting in earnest while expecting her son ( who is now 18) she has been knitting and sewing away ever since. Her combined love for promoting all things fiber arts and Rhode Island brought about the state's first yarn crawl, various workshops and classes, and involvement in guilds and festivals. She loves to teach all sorts of practical crafts and skills and really believes that the knowledge needs to continue to be passed on to future generations. Traci is a knitter, spinner, sewer and somewhat weaver. She loves the fiber arts community in Rhode Island and has made many fabulous friends because of it, many of who are amazing artisans in their own right.