Book Craft Workshop November 14

bc3A book craft workshop is set for November 14 at the Hutchinson Public Library. The workshop is free, from 10-3, in the second floor auditorium at the library, 901 N. Main. Five different book crafts will be demonstrated. Guests can stay for all or only part of them. Signup is required and is at the Friendshop, near the Main Street door. The workshop is for ages 14 and over, and families are encouraged to use this event as a way to bridge the generations.

Book crafts are a Pinterest trend, and this workshop will get you started with materials provided and fellow crafters to learn from and work with. Despite a tattered cover or being “out of date,” some old books contain remarkable illustrations, fashion plates, music, and interestingly obsolete maps or typeface. The pages and even parts of the book spine or cover may be repurposed into truly unique creations. Some of the book craft projects are for seasonal decoration or home decor, such as ornaments or a tablerunner; and some may be framed and kept on your wall to show your love of books.

bc2Each craft is easy to do, and participants can enjoy working together in small groups. Crafters may bring their lunch and keep crafting during the lunch break. All who sign up will be contacted by phone with further information before the craft day.

Instructors are Jo Higgins and Cheryl Wardlaw. When signing up at the Friendshop, see several samples of book crafts.

Participants can bring personal photographs, lace or other items they want to add to a project. All the basic materials and directions for the featured crafts will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own glue gun or anything else they love to work with. Participants who already have used book material in art projects are asked to bring and share their own ideas with the others if they wish.

For questions, call Cheryl at 662-8352.

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