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.
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.
Start your school year in style at the library’s Back to School Blast Friday, August 7 from 2-3 p.m.
Summer is a great time to collect natural materials to use in your arts and crafts.
Explore craft fads from the 1970s with make-and-take activities for the whole family.
The library has quilting resources for traditionalists and newbies alike.
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.
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.
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?
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 – 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.
Feed your inner crafter with grab-and-go crafting kits from your library. Plus, we share some really awesome online resources for everything from embroidery to origami.