Recently, we took a vacation and invited our 13 year old granddaughter, Carmen, to go with us. I decided while we were relaxing in the evenings, I would teach Carmen how to embroider. She loved it! We started with a shirt, and I told her if she outgrew the shirt, I would turn it into a pillow for her to keep. I hope she will always remember the trip and how I spent time with her teaching her something she can always use to make gifts for others or pretty things for herself.
If you would like to learn how to embroidery, MCPL has books to help you.
Recently, while watching a travel show, I saw a lady making needle lace in Burano, Italy. I had seen pictures of this lace before, but I didn't know what it was called or how it was made. Well, of course because I’m a crafter, curiosity got the best of me. I logged on to MCPL'S online catalog and discovered that there were several nonfiction books about the history of lace and instructions on making several different kinds.