Tuesday, April 20, 2010

BOOK READING: “Dangerous Ladies and Opium Dens”

SAVE the DATE: May 8, 2010

TIME: 4:00 pm

Readings by the author from The Adventures of Miss Flitt, “Dangerous Ladies and Opium Dens,” an Illustrated 19th C. Tale with Knitting Patterns, to Launch at Stitch Therapy Brooklyn, New York.

When Emma Flitt and Amity Hastings enter the notorious Five Points neighborhood in search of Lucy Flitt, the mystery of the girl’s disappearance deepens. In Beth Hahn’s “Dangerous Ladies and Opium Dens,” the second part in The Adventures of Miss Flitt’s four-part series, Emma and Amity meet Nadya Claudere and her son Rollie who become guides to navigating the dark side of 19th century New York. Nadya’s back-story reveals villainous new plot twists and brings fresh and seasonal knitwear designs.

“Dangerous Ladies and Opium Dens” includes the Nadya Corset and Slip, a spring/summer cotton top and matching skirt; Sharpers, a pair of silk lace gloves with thumb gusset and finger loop, and the Five Points Capelet, a short silk cape inspired by the fashion of the times. For the knitter who likes to look ahead, a longer, two-color woolen version of the cape is included. For chilly nights, the Smoke Ring Mobius is a quick, bulky lace knit that may be worn as a scarf or shawl. Finally, the knitter who sews will be overjoyed to find a collaborative pattern with sewer extraordinaire, Clara Ronk, for a cloth Emma Doll.

“Dangerous Ladies and Opium Dens” will launch at Stitch Therapy Brooklyn on May 8. Join us at 3PM for a reading and art and trunk show at Stitch Therapy’s new location: 335 5th Avenue, between 3rd & 4th Street in Park Slope. “Dangerous Ladies and Opium Dens” includes over twenty full-color watercolors and will be available for purchase at Stitch therapy during the event and online at http://www.missflitt.com/. Stitch Therapy Brooklyn, a fine yarn shop, has been an integral part of the Park Slope knitting community for six years.

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