Clever Hands Crafting Group

Port Moody mom of two, Kirsten Zerbinis, is a fibre artist and knitting instructor. She’s a pretty good instructor, I must say – she taught me to knit. Kirsten also dyes fibre and spins yarn for her business, Yummy Yarn, in her house around her children’s schedules. You can find her products in local yarn stores, including Black Sheep Yarns in Port Moody.

Kirsten has been an avid crafter since the age of 7, when her grandmother taught her to knit. Over the years she has belonged to a variety of knitting groups, but found it hard to attend once her first child arrived 5 years ago. And so, she has harboured a dream of starting a child-friendly crafting group, where moms can bring their kids, create handcrafts, pick up new skills and ideas, and socialize. Finally, that group became a reality when Clever Hands was born.

Clever Hands meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month in the SHARE building at 2615 Clarke Street in Port Moody [map]. The meeting runs from approximately 9-11:30am, and crafters of all ages and ability levels are welcome. Attendance is not limited to mothers of small children, so long as everyone understands that it is a child-friendly space and there may be toddler chaos. Because when you bring toddlers, like my own darling 18-month-old, chaos does seem to follow.

Membership in the group is free, and members are encouraged to share their interests and projects with each other. Each meeting has a loose theme, with room for individual interests and interpretation. The next meeting will happen on Thursday, March 18. If you plan to attend, or would like more information, contact Kirsten at

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