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.
Here come the holidays – time to gather up the art and craft supplies and get busy!
There is something that feels sort of rebellious and edgy about altering books.
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.