Definition of stitch and bitch in English:

stitch and bitch

(also stitch 'n' bitch)


  • [usually as modifier] A social gathering during which the participants chat or gossip while engaging in knitting or needlework.

    ‘her grand designs for the shop involve a trendy makeover and the introduction of a Tuesday night stitch-and-bitch session’
    • ‘Gillingham used to attend a Stitch 'n' Bitch with "hard core crafters" who met to share resources and info.’
    • ‘"Radical domestic culture" is how members of one Stitch 'n' Bitch group in Dunbar jokingly describe their passion.’
    • ‘I have it on good authority that knitting circles (or stitch'n'bitch sessions, as they're also known) are the in thing; afternoon tea has replaced evening cocktails, and tailored pencil skirts look set to knock gypsy chic off the radar this autumn.’
    • ‘Four pilot groups of 16 women each have been established; stitch'n'bitch groups are planned.’
    • ‘Recent programs include yoga lessons, movie nights, and a "stitch and bitch" knitting club that meets once a month.’
    • ‘I casted on at the Stitch and Bitch last week (10 days ago) but actually have not spent 100% of my knitting time on it (or I would be done by now) because I am doing my "homework" for my lace making class.’
    • ‘They are known as "stitch 'n' bitch" sessions, and in the past few months the number of public knit-ins has grown sharply across Britain.’
    • ‘She recently set up Tauranga's first "Stitch and Bitch" group where keen knitters can get together for a glass of wine and a gossip while creating their garments.’
    • ‘I also want to start a Stitch'n'Bitch group for Vancouver.’
    • ‘The Stitch 'n' Bitch trend was by then unfurling across North America, but still I wondered it I'd get any takers.’
    • ‘It used to be a monthly craft night that ended up being called "Stitch and Bitch" but that was deemed a little inappropriate for a gathering of church women, and Sisters it is.’
    • ‘She has directed budding knitters to the pub for a sociable "stitch'n'bitch" atmosphere.’
    • ‘But what she really looks forward to is meeting once a week with her Stitch 'n' Bitch group.’