Attention all crafters! Donations are now being accepted for the 5th Annual ICPL Friends Foundation fundraising bazaar. The bazaar is on Saturday, December 3rd, so you still have time to get your craft on to support ICPL. Donation forms area available online or in the Library.
If you’re looking for ideas to get your crafting juices flowing, on the 2nd floor near the Information Desk we’ve put together a display of a few of the many, many craft books from our collection. Some of the books on the display include:
Christmas Crafting in No Time by Clare Youngs Contains 50 fun holiday projects in a variety of different crafts, including paper crafting, sewing, clay modelling, papiermache, printing, candle making. Each project has easy to follow step by step instructions, and project rage from quick and simple to time consuming and more advanced. A guide to embroidery stitches in included at the end of the book.
The Big Book of Holiday Paper Crafts, by the editors of Paper Crafts magazine contains more than 500 ideas for all sorts of holidays. Focused mainly on cards, here are also ideas bookmarks, gift bags, and holiday ornaments as well.
Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home, & Tree by Edie Eckman. Christmas stockings, ornaments, and more – this is every crocheter’s must-have holiday project book! Beginners will love Edie Eckman’s useful technique tutorial, and experienced crafters will want to jump right in and start one of these 20 exciting projects.
Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman. This collection of 101 projects makes it easy and fun to crochet adorable clothes, toys, and accessories for the babies and toddlers you love. Each project uses just one skein of yarn, many take just a few hours to complete, and plenty are suitable for beginners.
Half Yard Christmas by Debbie Shore. With six themed sections – rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids – there’s something for everyone. Beginning with 8 pages explaining the tools and skills you’ll need to take on the next 30 projects, Debbie Shore has created projects even a novice crafter can complete with ease.
Sew Gifts! 25 handmade gift ideas from top designers. From bags and zippered pouches of all kinds, to aprons, potholders and of course pillows, this book is full of ideas for both basic and advanced sewists. Each project has well written, easy to follow, illustrated instructions staring with a materials and cutting lists and going step by step to the end.
Voodoo Maggie’s Adorable Amigurumi – cute and quirky crocheted critters by Erin Clark. Weave your way into the yarn filled world of Japanese Amigurumi or “crocheted stuffed toys” with adorable creatures and cuddly new characters! Altogether here are 18 adorable creatures – from Koala Bears, Dachsunds, Bats, and a not-very fearsome but actually-kinda-cute yeti. Full of colorful photos to help guide you through the patterns, this book has projects even crochet beginners can complete in a weekend or less.