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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

March is the Month for Crafting

Throughout the summer, the Library holds a weekly drop-in crafts afternoon for kids. Adults, who have been feeling a little left out should be happy to know that each month we have an adult Craft Club. Over the past year crafters have woven hearts, made wreaths of paper roses, decorated pumpkins, worked outside to create sunprint scarves, planted tiny terrariums with succulents, and more. If you have an interest in Craft Club activities, check our online calendar for the monthly listing, or call 432-7154 and ask to speak with Sarah Williams. All levels of crafters are welcomed to attend, but please be sure to sign up ahead of time so that we will have enough supplies on hand.

Perhaps you have an interest in crafting, but aren't ready for the group experience. If so, please visit the Library where you will find shelves upon shelves of materials to entice and instruct you. We also have several magazines that cover crafting. Here's a small sample of what you'll find here:

Averinos, Melissa. DIY Mason Jars: Thirty-Five Creative Crafts and Projects for the Classic Container. [745.5 AVE]

The Big Book of Mod Podge: Decoupage Made Easy. [745.546 BIG]

The Complete Book of Home Crafts: Projects for Adventurous Beginners. [745.5 COM]

Craft Ideas. [MAG CRA]

Crafty Birds: Bird Art and Crafts for Mixed Media Artists. [745.5 CRA ]

MacCarthy, Mary. The Crafter's Pattern Sourcebook: 1,001 Classic Motifs From around the World and through the Ages. [745.5 MAC]

The Michaels Book of Paper Crafts. [745.54 MIC]

Rae, Ruth. Layered, Tattered, & Stitched: A Fabric Art Workshop. [746 RAE]

Rudell, Jeffery. Paper Blooms: 25 Extraordinary Flowers to Make for Weddings, Celebrations, & More. [745.5943 RUD]

Step by Step Wire Jewelry. [MAG STE]

The Craft and Hobby Association has designated March as National Craft Month. Look for special events or "deals" at local craft supply stores.

And don't forget Pinterest. If you're looking for inspiration it's the place to go! Simply type in a craft term such as "origami" or "shell crafts" or whatever your crafting interest may be, and you're sure to end up with 100s, if not 1,000s of craft ideas.

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