Crafts information at the library can encompass knitting patterns, quilting designs, basketweaving instructions, cross stitch diagrams, fine wood-working techniques, step-by-step watercolor painting, advice for sketching human figures, scrapbooking and cardmaking inspiration and many other crafty topics. Whether you are a novice looking to try something new or a life-long crafter checking out the newest titles in your area of expertise, the library supports your enthusiasm for your artistic hobbies with books, DVDs, magazines and even a database of information on craft topics.

Featured Crafts Titles

Open “Anticraft : knitting, beading, and stitching for t…” in catalog Anticraft : knitting, beading, and stitching for t… Open “Geek knits : over 30 projects for fantasy fanatics…” in catalog Geek knits : over 30 projects for fantasy fanatics… Open “Knit along with Debbie Macomber : The shop on Blos…” in catalog Knit along with Debbie Macomber : The shop on Blos… Open “The knitster : 25 knitting projects for the modern…” in catalog The knitster : 25 knitting projects for the modern… Open “Literary knits : 30 patterns inspired by favorite …” in catalog Literary knits : 30 patterns inspired by favorite … Open “Sweater quest : my year of knitting dangerously” in catalog Sweater quest : my year of knitting dangerously
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Handcrafted Holidays!

Here come the holidays – time to gather up the art and craft supplies and get busy!

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Altered books at your library!

There is something that feels sort of rebellious and edgy about altering books.

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Upcycle Your Wardrobe!

There are lots of ways to update your wardrobe – and they don’t all involve sewing! You can go for a look that is edgy, off-beat, casual or haute couture.


Back to School Blast

Start your school year in style at the library’s Back to School Blast Friday, August 7 from 2-3 p.m.

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Free Art Supplies in Your Own Backyard!

Summer is a great time to collect natural materials to use in your arts and crafts.

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70s Craft Saturdays

Explore craft fads from the 1970s with make-and-take activities for the whole family.

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The Cutting Edge of Quilting

The library has quilting resources for traditionalists and newbies alike.

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Thinking Outside the House

March is a time of year when the weather is even more of a wild card than usual, but it’s a perfect time to start planning my summer gardens, and naturally, the library is my go-to place for ideas and information.


Not Your Grandma’s Embroidery

People often think of embroidery as labor-intensive and old-fashioned. And it can be – if that’s what you want. But it doesn’t have to be.

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Recycled, Upcycled Holiday

The holiday season is a perfect time to experiment with making recycled and upcycled gifts and decorations. When you give a gift made from recycled materials, you are not only giving a thoughtful handmade gift – you are also giving a gift with a teensy-weensy carbon footprint! And who doesn’t love that?

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Learn to Knit & Crochet

A hands-on workshop “Learn to Knit & Crochet” is offered monthly at Velma Paris Community Center. Learn the basics of knitting or crochet – and check out library books with knit and crochet patterns to inspire you. Register at 862-1630.


Feltmaking: Ancient Art or Hot New Craft?

Feltmaking – or Felting – has become quite popular lately, but did you know that it is a very old art? In fact, felt was the earliest known textile – predating any kind of weaving or spinning. There are several different techniques, and the Arts & Crafts Neighborhood has books to help with all of them.


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