Our February meetings were among some of the best we have ever experienced due in part to our new customers/members. One of our newbies, fresh from Arkansas, knits socks. She really gets them completed quite fast. Another lady is just putting the final touches to a baby blanket-tree of life created by Nicky Epstein. I was very impressed as I know this to be quite a difficult pattern with no two rows the same.
Blue Springs South Teens Create Some Practical Works of Art
Last Saturday, we had a teen program at Blue Springs South. We made hair barrettes out of silk flowers that we had lying around the house. After a good rinse to remove dust and dry time in the sun, we were ready to reduce, recycle, and reuse!!!
We cut circles out of old felt and used hot glue to create our masterpieces. We took apart the silk flowers so they were just one layer of petals. That way, we could mix and match to create to our hearts content. We added "jewels" to the middle, metal barrettes to the back, and Voila!!! Magnifico!!!
Come spin a yarn with us at the Dearborn Branch for the Yarn Bee on April 12th at 1:00 p.m.! Bring your yarn projects and enthusiasm to work on crafts in a relaxing, social setting. Even if you've never picked up a yarn craft or you are an aficionado, this group is for YOU! We'll learn from each other and have fun at the same time. Get started on your Christmas gifts, make something nice for yourself, and meet new neighbors and friends.
In March, the Grain Valley Stitchers took up the challenge of the Jelly Roll 1600 quilt. The quilts went together quickly and easily. There were a couple of mechanical problems that were quickly remedied and the fun began. We have done some really fun stuff at our meetings and you should join us.
We are proud to have several local fiber artists setting up their spinning wheels, looms, flax spinning tools, fiber, raw fleece, and finished products at the Fiber Artists Showcase on May 5 in the Smithville Branch. Several knitters and spinners will also join us to knit, spin, crochet, and learn different methods to add to their toolbox and raise their skill levels. We have teen guilds, grandmother/granddaughter teams of knitters, and folks who raise their own sheep, alpacas, and angora goats.
Join Crafter’s Corner at the Platte City Branch every 4th Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. and get creative. You can bring your own craft to work on, or join us for an hour and have a funtabulous time making something new!
Knitters and crocheters, ladies and gentlemen, start your needles and get ready for a new adventure! Do you knit? Does crocheting strike your fancy? Or is embroidery more your style? Whatever handicraft is your cup of tea, we would love to see your glorious faces!
Summer is winding down, and although we can’t feel the chill in the air yet, it’ll be here before we know it. After an entire season of outdoor fun, are you ready to curl up on the couch and get crafty? There’s nothing quite like sitting by the fire with a quilt or afghan project on your lap.
Those of you who follow me know that my passion is knitting. However, I also love counted cross-stitch, sewing, needlepoint, embroidery, beadwork, etc. In today’s world, pattern books are dear and you usually pay full price, but there are only one or two patterns/items that will ever be completed. By checking out our databases, you can save money by printing out only the pattern you want. How awesome is that! I have to admit that I am one of the least knowledgeable of Internet users. However, as a tool, it is fantastic!
When you go through the books you own, do you have a hard time getting rid of some? For me it’s so hard to just throw a book away, especially one that meant something to me. I can’t let my book collection take over my house, though, so I started thinking about what I could do with them.