Rhody Gem: August 2019

The Handicraft Club – East Side Monthly


Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem to suggest yours, and we might just feature it!


What it is:

A club primarily for women who enjoy the creative process of making things together and learning new creative pursuits, with classes and programs planned to reflect membership interests.


Where to find it:

Located inside the stately Truman Beckwith House where College Hill slopes at the corner of Benefit Street, across from the Athenaeum.


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Think the Makers Movement is something new? The Handicraft Club has been meeting since 1904. Recent classes have included weaving, jewelry making, and needlepoint, with Fine Arts courses in watercolor, oil, acrylic painting, and illustrated journaling. Says current president Frances Gammell-Roach whose mother was a member, “Members are the heart of the Handicraft Club, sharing camaraderie and joy of doing handicrafts together.” Classes are offered during fall, winter, and spring semesters.

Handicraft Club
42 College Street, Providence