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 “Artful Halloween : frightfully elegant projects” in catalog Artful Halloween : frightfully elegant projects Open “Create a bewitched fall-o-ween” in catalog Create a bewitched fall-o-ween Open “Creative costumes & Halloween décor : 50 project…” in catalog Creative costumes & Halloween décor : 50 project… Open “Extreme pumpkin carving” in catalog Extreme pumpkin carving Open “Felt-o-ween : 40 scary-cute projects to celebrate …” in catalog Felt-o-ween : 40 scary-cute projects to celebrate … Open “A folk art Halloween” in catalog A folk art Halloween
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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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DIY Craft Kits to Check Out

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.

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Holiday Craft Making

The Arts and Crafts Neighborhood is stocked full of project books to help you create memories with your family. Spend a little extra time today on a special project, big or small, and it can stay with you for years to come.

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