Sign-up starts July 6 for pincushion Crafternoon


Home sewers, knitters and anyone who uses pins and needles will love the pretty Ring Around the Rosey Pincushion, the Crafternoon program at the Fond du Lac Public Library on Juy 20. Crafters will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to work with odds and ends to hand sew a handy pincushion that anyone can make - beginners to experienced needleworkers. NOTE: This class requires a $3 supplies fee per person, payable at the door. Space is limited, and registration is required beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Calendar or by calling the Help Desk at (920) 322-3929.

Crafternoon takes place every third Saturday of the month with a different make-and-take project for adults and kids in middle school and older. It was inspired by a similar program at the New York Public Library that’s run by Maura Madden, who wrote, “Crafternoon: A Guide to Getting Artsy and Crafty with Your Friends All Year Long.”

Upcoming projects (sign-up begins at 9 a.m. on the date noted).

August 17: Pull-Tab Jewelry. Surprisingly pretty accessories from the lowly soda pull-tab. Sign-up begins August 3.

September 21: Magnet Board & Magnets. Transform an old baking sheet into a useful message board. Sign-up begins September 7.

October 19: Halloween Jar Lanterns. Upcycled glass jars, a bit of paint and candles make a spooky display. Sign-up begins October 5.

November 16: Holiday Greeting Bunting. Upcycled book pages, a bit of fancy cutting and some ribbon make a pretty retro holiday banner. Sign-up begins November 2.

December 7*: Rolled Paper Tree. Use wrapping paper odds and ends to make a festive wall hanging. Sign-up begins November 23. *Due to the Christmas holiday, the December Crafternoon takes place on a different schedule.

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