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All About Next Week’s Handmade: Crafternoon.

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Art-lovers' New York - Volland Views,Art lovers' post card series,New York Public Library., Digital ID 836811, New York Public LibraryOn Saturday, September 12th, Maura Madden (author of Crafternoon) and I will kick off our Handmade: Crafternoon series, and we hope that you can join us. This crafty gathering is free, and there’s no advance registration required. Here’s what’s in store for you that day: Two special guests will join us and share their approaches to crafting with unusual and alternative materials. Jessica Vitkus (author of Alternacrafts) will show us how to make one-of-a-kind pierced and embroidered cards, and Hannah Rogge (author of Hardwear) will demonstrate how to turn stuff that you find in your toolbox and at the hardware store into unique jewelry. We will have some materials on hand to share so that you can try your hand at these crafts. But if you would like to be sure to have what you need to make your own pair of hardware-inspired earrings, please bring with you:

  • from the hardware store: 10 #8 flat washers
  • from the craft store: 2 french earring wires

And if you happen to have embroidery floss and/or needle nose pliers to share with your fellow crafters, please bring them along! We’ll have an inspiring spread of vintage books, magazines, and images from the Library’s collection to inspire you in your embroidery and jewelry making. And remember, the Library will be open from 11:00am until 6:00pm that day, so if you want to dig around in the collections you’ll have time to do so before and after the event! Here are the details on next week's Handmade: Crafternoon! Date and time: Saturday, September 12, 2009, from 2:00 to 4:00pm Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room #227, located in the northeast corner of the second floor) Questions? Please leave it as a comment! See you on the 12th!

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