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.

For more information about Crafternoons, visit the Calendar or contact Community Information Coordinator Terri Fleming.


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