This Saturday from 2-4pm, we kick off our 2010 Handmade Crafternoons at the New York Public Library with the delightful, super-talented Esther K. Smith. Esther will demo a few projects from her books and share her paper folding and book making wisdom with our group. Esther is the author of How to Make Books, Magic Books and Paper Toys and The Paper Bride. She and her husband, Dikko Faust run Purgatory Pie Press, a fine letterpress company.
We will have lots of supplies on hand, but if you want to play it super safe you can bring your own glue stick, scissors, favorite rubber stamps, paper and bone folder. Have glue stick, will travel – that’s my motto.
As always, my wonderful co-host Jessica Pigza will have a wonderful selection of amazing books from the library’s collection to delight and amaze you.
And speaking of books, if you’re feeling Facebookish, RSVP for the event here. And The Library Shop now carries Crafternoon, as well as all of Esther’s books, so you can pick up copies for your own craft libraries and we’ll be happy to sign them on the spot!
The fun times will take place at the New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building , 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room #227). Follow me on Twitter for updates on these events and general microblogging good times. Hope to see you Saturday at the library!