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October 10th’s Handmade: Crafternoon.


 826311. New York Public Library Maura and I hope that you had as much fun as we did at our inaugural Handmade: Crafternoon last weekend! If you would like another chance to meet fellow crafty library-goers, see books and magazines from the Library’s collection, and try out new creative skills, please join us for our next Handmade: Crafternoon in October.

On Saturday, October 10th, Sabrina Gschwandtner, author of KnitKnit, and Teva Durham, author of Loop-d-Loop and Loop-d-Loop Crochet, will be our special guests, and they’ve promised to share some purls of wisdom and knitty-gritty yarns about their crafting experience. We’ll have some hooks, needles, and yarn at hand to share that day, if you want to learn the basics. And feel free to bring along your own wooly work-in-progress or a project that you plan to start. That way we can all knitalong together! And of course I’ll have stacks of old knitting and crochet magazines from the Library’s collections to share—think glamourous World War II styles, and Mad Men-esque dresses and sweaters too.

Here are the details:

Date and time:
Saturday, October 10th, 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)

Remember—it’s FREE, and there’s no advance registration required. Questions? Please leave it as a comment! Maura and I look forward to seeing you on the 10th!


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I am researching Eleanor

I am researching Eleanor Roosevelt and crafts, esp knitting. In her papers at the FDR Library, there is correspondence with a NYC yarn store, Alice Maitland. I have found no info on this store. In your historic needlework collection, is there info on NYC suppliers from late '30s, early '40s? BTW, Oct 11 is ER 125th birthday, you know she was the original Knit In Public lady, raise a cupcake in her honor at your event! Mary Ann Colopy Eleanor Roosevelt NHS

Dear Friends: Please know

Dear Friends: Please know that the NYC Yarn Crawl is scheduled for that weekend (October 9 through 12) and we'd love to feature your event on the website. Please check out our website and call me so that we can see how we can cross-promote. Thank you, Phyllis Howe

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