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Wintry Crafts and Books

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Sports - Ice Skating - Woman in ice skates posed with snowman, Digital ID 1683153, New York Public LibraryAt November 20th's Handmade Crafternoon, guest Jodi Kahn (author of, most recently Simply Sublime Gifts) provided some great inspiration on how to transform vintage images from the Library’s Digital Gallery into handsewn ornaments, card holders, sachets, and more.  Big thanks from Maura and me go out: to Jodi for her guidance; to local independent bookshop Word for selling both Jodi’s new book and Maura’s book too during the event; and to June Tailor for providing the printable fabric sheets that we used in our projects. And of course, Maura and I are immensely thankful for all of you who came out to be part of the Library’s DIY community as you sewed, shared ideas, and browsed the selection of vintage craft and holiday books I gathered for the day.  For those who might want to find one of these books again in the future, I’ve listed the books I had out that day below. 



And for those of you interested in attending future events like this one, you’ll find details on our future Handmade Crafternoon dates—December 18, February 5, March 5, April 2, and May 7—on the Library’s calendar.  Now, here's that wintry booklist:

Books about Winter & Winter Activities:

Books about the Holidays

Books with Holiday-Themed Handicrafts

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