Do you think yarn should be simple? Smooth? Admittedly some yarn is pretty straightforward because it’s sole purpose is function and it needs to knit up easy on those manufacturing knitting machines. But there is a world of fiber arts out there where yarn is not only useful, beautiful, and unique, it is ART! Welcome to Art-Yarn.
It’s only May and the temperature’s rising. As much as kids like to play outside, as it gets hotter, they’re bound to be looking for something fun to do indoors.
This children’s picture book will appeal to those adults with a yarn stash full of possibilities. For kids, in addition to the beautiful story of creating, sharing and brightening the town through colorful knitting, there is a bad guy who wants to steal the yarn box!
In case you missed it, March was National Crochet Month according to the Crochet Guild of America. I happen to think anytime is crochet time so don’t let it get you down if you didn’t finish all of your crocheting last month.
Put your fingers to the fabric and the pedal to the floor! Start on your National Quilting Day quilt today. Get together with friends, visit local fabric stores, make it a service day and give back to your community. Celebrate the art of quilting and rediscover how it touches our lives.
When people who love crafts become parents, their priorities and time for hobbies may shift, but crafting with kids is a way to continue to creating together. Find and share ideas of how to continue crafting by including your whole family in the experience.
We have had several Saturday morning make & take crafts programs in 2011. Lots of themes were covered from bugs to pizza. Read more for links to all the handouts for these programs.
Stop! Don’t throw away that moldy gourd! I can’t tell you how many people have told me that they just threw away their gourds when they started looking like this. Don’t do that next time. Under all that mold is a gem just waiting to be uncovered.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library! Their support of the Topeka Competition 30 lets us add great art to our library’s collection. For more than 30 years, the Friends of the Library has sponsored the Topeka Competition. This is a national, juried, biennial exhibition, featuring the best in contemporary arts and crafts. It started […]