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Join Us Saturday, October 15 and Learn about Lace

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Are you are looking for a knit-and-crochet immersion experience this weekend that does NOT involve trekking to Rhinebeck for the Sheep and Wool Festival? The Library has the answer! Our fall season of crafting continues this Saturday, October 15, as we welcome crochet and knit designer (and opera singer) Lisa Daehlin for the latest Handmade Crafternoon program. Daehlin promises to share her knowledge of knitted and crocheted lace designs (hairpin, broomstick, and Tunisian lace crochet, as well as yarn-over lace knitting) and will demonstrate some beginners’ techniques for making knitted and crocheted lace. We'll have a limited amount of supplies and tools to share and try out that day, but if you have the following, please bring: DK or heavier weight yarn, a size G or H crochet hook, size 50 knitting needles, and a hairpin loom.  

Even if you don't want to try your hand at this technique, you are welcome to bring your own work in progress to the event and just hang out with a friendly group of knitters and crocheters. As usual, we'll have a selection of books on lace from the Library's collections for browsing too. And Daehlin might bring some samples of her work as well!

Hope to see you there. Here are the details on this program:

  • This is a FREE event, but reservations are welcome because we have room for just 96 crafters. To reserve your spot, please e-mail handmade@nypl.org with your name and the date of this event.
  • What to bring — we'll have some supplies and tools to share and try out that day, but if you have the following please bring: a ball of DK or heavier weight yarn, a size G or H crochet hook, size 50 knitting needles, and a hairpin loom.
  • Where: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (on the second floor, Room 227)
  • When: Saturday, October 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.)

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