Fall 2011: Handmade Crafternoon at the NYPL

Join me and Jessica Pigza at the Stephen A. Schwarzman branch of the New York Public Library for Handmade Crafternoon this fall!

September 10, 2011  design*sponge celebrated the release of their new book with a hands-on crafting demo at Handmade Crafternoon! Author Grace Bonney demonstrated how to design a personal stamp and create beautiful custom-printed fabric with it!

October 15, 2011 Our delicate October Crafternoon featured talented lace designer Lisa Daehlin. Lisa showed us a few lacemaking techniques and talked all about lace. She teaches at Cooper Union, knitting shops, and elsewhere, and is an opera singer as well as lacemaker.

November 19, 2011 Join us for a feisty and fun BUST DIY Day with Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel. We’ll be celebrating the Bust Guide to Life by making friendship bracelets! Feel free to BYOEF (bring your own embroidery floss) in 4 different colors.

December 17, 2011 Fabric lovers, you are in luck. To say our fond farewell to 2011, we’re having a sewing party with the sweet and talented Brett Bara!

Handmade Crafternoons are always from 2-4pm. More details will be announced closer to each date. This season we’re trying something new with Handmade Crafternoons — advance registration. We’ll still take as many walk-ins as space allows, but you can sign up in advance if you want.Here’s how it works: Send an email to HANDMADE@NYPL.ORG. Include YOUR NAME and the DATE you want to attend.Please arrive by 1:50pm for the event; at that point we’ll offer open seats to walk-ins. Can’t wait to get crafty with you!

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