Fun, easy, creative Crafternoons starts Sept 15
Handmade is better. Nothing beats the love, meaning and care that come with a gift made by hand. A home decorated with hand-crafted items is unique. Besides, making stuff is a lot of fun.
The Fond du Public Library kick-starts the fun this fall with Crafternoons, a new program for adults and teens. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every third Saturday, library staff and local crafters will host a different how-to, make-and-take fun project.
Supplies are provided, except where noted. Classes are free and limited to the first 35 people who sign up; each class has a separate signup, and each signup starts two weeks in advance through the Calendar.
Crafternoons was inspired by a similar program at the New York Public Library that’s run by Maura Madden, who wrote, Crafternoon: A Guide to Getting Artsy and Crafty with Your Friends All Year Long.
The Fond du Lac Library’s Crafternoon schedule:
September 15: Creative Hand-made Cards. Use interesting papers and stamping techniques to create beautiful and unique hand-crafted cards and projects.
October 20: Collaged Journal. Create an accordion journal with a collaged cover. Lead by local collage artist Mel Kolstad. Signup starts October 6.
November 17: Holiday Tissue Decoupage. Cut designs from fine tissue papers printed in holiday themes to create a stained-glass effect on ornaments, votive holders and other glass objects. Signup starts November 3.
December 15: Book Page Wreath. Cut and fold pages from discarded books to create a distinctive literary holiday wreath. Signup starts December 1.
January 19: Scribblers’ Skivvies. Bring a plain, laundered T-shirt (or anything you like) to create a uniquely quotable undergarment. Paints provided, and lots of memorable quotes available to choose from, or use your own. Signup starts January 5.