CRAFTERNOON EVENTS

FALL 2013: HAND-MADE CRAFTERNOON AT THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve gathered together to craft in the hallowed halls of the New York Public Library, but Hand-Made Crafternoons are back! Please join me and my co-host, the lovely and talented rare books curator Jessica Pigza for our hands-on crafting workshops. These events are FREE and supplies are provided. That’s right, FREE. I’m so proud that we are able to host such an amazing program that is completely inclusive and open to the public. Just bring your enthusiasm and your craftiness.

This series takes place at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (on the Second Floor, Room 227). Yes, the Ghostbusters library! Reservations are welcome because space is limited. To reserve your spot, please write to handmade@nypl.org with your name and the date of the event you wish to attend. Check back here or at Hand-Made at NYPL for any additional details as the event nears. We look forward to seeing many of our regulars from seasons past, and to meeting lots of new crafters.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 2-4pm

We’ll be joined by artist and quilt designer Denyse Schmidt (author of, most recently, Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration). We’ll have supplies on hand for a little history-inspired stitching project–patchwork coasters inspired by postage stamp quilts–as well as a spread of wonderful books from the Library’s collections for browsing. We’ll have everything you need to make your own patchwork coaster, but if you have favorite sewing supplies or fabric scraps  (8″ squares of three cotton fabrics will be all you need) you are welcome to bring them!

Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 2-4pm

We’ll be joined by Kayte Terry, author of Paper Made (and visual designer for Anthropologie), who will share some of her loveliest tricks using paper and glue to make unexpected creations. We’ll have all the supplies you need on hand, as well as a selection of craft-related books from the Library’s collection for browsing.

Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 2-4pm
We’ll be joined by Jessica Marquez, author of Stitched Gifts and creator of the embroidery line Miniature Rhino. We’ll learn how to make something simple and stitched. And as usual, we’ll have all the supplies you need on hand, as well as a selection of craft-related books from the Library’s collection for browsing.

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