Learn a couple of crochet stitches and you’ll soon be making “peacock eye” lace. Broomstick lace can be used to make all sorts of lacy items from afghans to scarfs to shawls. Broomstick lace allows you to make larger items faster because the loops take up a lot of space. Previous crochet experience is not required.
Learn some crochet stitches (chain, single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet and slip stitch) and how to read crochet patterns in the first part of the class. Learn how to make broomstick lace in the second part of the class.
Students may provide their own supplies. Students need a mandrill which can be a large knitting needle or a dowel, around 10 to 12 inches long and between 3/4 and 1 inch in diameter with a short but defined point; either worsted weight yarn and a size G or H crochet hook, or sports weight yarn and a size E or F crochet hook; and scissors. Please do not bring any of the eyelash, ribbon, fuzzy or “homespun” yarns for the first project.
Supply Fees: all supplies are $5,mandril and crochet hook are $2.25, mandril alone is $ .75, crochet hook alone is $1.50.
Instructor: Crystal Kitchens.
Maximum number of students: 8 -- please sign up at the front desk at Bailey Cove Branch Library
Learn to weave a tote bag/purse at the Madison Public Library on Friday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crystal Kitchens will teach you how to handle reed, fill in the bottom, and shape a basket. Read more about Basket-making basics
Learn to weave a tote bag/purse at Madison on July 27! Crystal Kitchens will teach how to handle reed, fill in the bottom, and shape a basket. Dyed reed will be available for decorating your basket.
No basket making experience is required. Basket making is wet work, so wear old clothes and bring a towel. The leader will bring all the tools and other supplies you’ll need to use during the workshop. Bring a sack lunch.
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 9:00am to Friday, October 19, 2012 - 6:00pm
Make your inner literary spirit shine on the outside - This week come dressed as a character from your favorite book. Show a copy of the book paired with your costume for a picture. We'll judge entries and give out fabulous prizes! Read more about Teen Read Week “Spirit Week”
Come craft with us as we create items for your home out of upcycled materials. We will be making a message board and decorations for your shelves and walls. All supplies will be provided and the class is free!