Crafts

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 “Crafting with recyclables” in catalog Crafting with recyclables Open “Craftivism : the art of craft and activism” in catalog Craftivism : the art of craft and activism Open “Necktie quilts reinvented : 16 beautifully traditi…” in catalog Necktie quilts reinvented : 16 beautifully traditi… Open “The paper playhouse : awesome art projects for kid…” in catalog The paper playhouse : awesome art projects for kid… Open “Reclaimed textiles : techniques for paper, stitch,…” in catalog Reclaimed textiles : techniques for paper, stitch,… Open “T-shirts, memories & more” in catalog T-shirts, memories & more
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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.

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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.

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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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