Bitchcraft: Where Martha Stewart meets New York Bad Bitches

April 7, 2016

It was like being in someone’s living room full of my new friends. Looking around the room, I noticed everyone in attendance was chic as f*ck, vibing to an old school Lauryn Hill jam while sipping on a spring-inspired spiked lemonade drink appropriately named “Bitches Brew.”

I had to blink for a minute – I was not at a VIP booth in a club or in a basement party. Technically, the people surrounding me weren’t even all my friends, we all met a half an hour ago. We were actually surrounding a table to make…crafts.

You read that correctly.

To be real, crafting gets a bad wrap. We think of white girls in sororities making gifts for their fellow sorostitutes (hey, I was one so I can say that) or grannies knitting, but Bitchcraft (@theBitchcraft_ on Instagram) aims to change all of that by putting a modern spin on old school gatherings. The collective provides things that a lot of New Yorkers don’t get to do: sit in a comfortable and safe environment to act like their true selves. Being creative and make something with your hands – all while not being completely blasted or full of catty drama in a loud-ass, dark-ass club. We all genuinely got to know each other simply by making crafts and introducing one another.

The 3 founders (known as “Head Bitches in Charge”) are Lauren, Whitney and Vanessa who met in college and years later came up with the idea over manicures and mimosas in Williamsburg.

“Each of us had been doing DIY projects around our respective homes, as a form of creative therapy, and we thought, ‘hey—maybe our other girlfriends would be into this too if we actually made it a thing.’ We made clay ring bowls at our first session and received heaps of positive feedback. The rest is history.” The founders explained.

The gatherings happen monthly in various locations for women across all kinds of industries in New York City. Each event features a new and easy craft to make. You pay a small fee for the materials, they supply the instructions, the good vibes, the great drinks and the chill people.

I happened to attend Ode to Bitchcraft – their one year anniversary party which featured no-sew bows, a photo step and repeat wall and beaded jewelry stations. DJ Rubadub (@deejayrubadub) and DJ Mari Freaux (mari_freaux) read the crowd and atmosphere perfectly, playing hits from various decades that made your foot tap and your neck groove.

In case the event series couldn’t be more dope, my friends and I had a delicious helping of food and desserts from the Jerk Shop (@the_jerk_shop on Instagram), who served up island flavor from jerk chicken to an incredible salad and rice dish to dessert.

I can’t speak more highly of the experience and how refreshing it was to get to know fellow New York bad bitches while learning a craft. Everyone left smiling and most importantly, feeling unified community.

“We are always thinking about the future of BC. We meet every week to plan and brainstorm. We’ve done clothing swaps, summer barbecues, and more. A few things that we have in the works are Master Classes for ladies who want to take their skills to the next level, Formation Fridays – a sweat it out dance party, and outings in and around New York to highlight cool and funky spots,” the founders shared exclusively with A.R.T.S.Y.

The next craft is on April 24th where they’ll be teaching betches how to make their own tea blends.

Check them out online for the next Bitchcraft event, their social hashtag #Bitchcraft to take a peek at the community or their Instagram (@thebitchcraft_) for more information.

By: Lizzie Mac (@helloimlizzie)
Photos: Bitchcraft








0 Comment


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Previous Post

18+ - "Drama"

Next Post

Shop with Ahsh Eff on “Storefront”





You might also like




You Might Also Like:

18+ - "Drama"


April 7, 2016