April, 2010

Bring Your Own Crafts to the NYPL!

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
This Saturday, April 17th, from 2-4pm we invite our guests to bring their own craft projects to work on in the company of friends. Since so many of our attendees are avid crafters with particular fields of focus, I thought it would be fun for everyone to share their artsy craftiness with our  Handmade: Crafternoon community. I will talk a little bit about Crafternoon and answers any questions folks have about starting their own arts & crafts groups.
As for the crafts, well, I haven’t decided what I’m going to bring yet. I was thinking I might bring my linocut supplies.

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I’ve learned some cool things from Lena Corwin’s book, Printing By Hand. I already made one printing block following her directions.

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From that block, I’ve printed a bunch of Crafternoon flyers!

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But then again, I had so much fun learning from Kata Golda and her wonderful book Hand-Stitched Felt, I might just bring some felt and start working on my next felt stuffed animal.All I need to get started is a pile of felt and her charming templates.

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When it’s all stitched up, you’ve got a precious hand-stitched toy. Yep, I made this one myself, and I’m darn proud of it.

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Between craft projects? Fear not! We’ll have some supplies on hand from prior Crafternoons for quick pick-up crafts.

This event is FREE and held at the main branch of the New York Public Library.

Handmade: Crafternoon at The New York Public Library

Saturday, April 17th, from 2-4pm

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room #227, located in the northeast corner of the second floor)

My delightful librarian co-host Jessica Pigza will pull a wonderful selection of books, including some of my favorites, for your inspiration. And I will both be available to sign books at the event, which are for sale at The Library Shop.  We hope to see you there!

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