Best of Philly

2023 Way to Learn a New Hobby

Sippin’ & Stitchin’

Those paint-while-you-drink classes­ are so 2015. Instead, look to Lea Saccomanno, who has reinvented Grandma’s needlepoint­ with low-key learning­ sessions­ at eateries and breweries in Philly and South Jersey. In two hours, beginners and seasoned stitchers thread needles — and socialize over bevvies — to create modern, vibrant, and sometimes very Philly designs, like a wide-eyed Gritty or a rainbow-colored LOVE statue.