national craft month

March is National Craft Month, so we’ve been busy packing Take and Make kits, hosting craft classes, 3D printing and editing videos to add to our YouTube channel. If you have not been able to snag a craft kit or attend a class, the Tube is your virtual classroom no matter how far flung you may be from Corning.

Paint Faux Watercolor with Filomena Jack

Starting in reverse, the most recent Maker Mondays brought us Faux Watercolor painting with Filomena Jack. This class was made possible in part by the QuickARTS grant program administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. Take a peek at this fun class as get a taste for watercolor painting without the expensive supply investment!

Crochet with Kimberly

Kitsch & Kvetch was hosted by Kimberly Canale who taught us to crochet a water bottle holder to use for long walks and hikes. The pattern we used to stitch the project was created by Goddess Crochet. Kimberly guided us through each step of the pattern, while giving some neat tips and tricks. If you have a hankering for hooking, but need a little guidance, check out the Stitch n Bitch book from the library. If you need supplies, ten crochet kits will hit our Take & Make table this Saturday, April 3, as an Easter Bunny Treat. Be sure to hop in the library to grab a kit and say “Hi” before you leave.

There will be one more Kitsch & Kvetch on April 6 before we return to Crafting with Kimberly. Register today, then join me at the Riverfront Centennial Park at 6:30pm (weather permitting) to weave dreamcatchers using natural elements. If we are hit by rain or snow, the class will be recorded on Zoom.

Sew a Drawstring Pouch

Sew Wednesday taught us how to make a Drawstring Pouch. The little pouch also makes a convenient storage space for my face masks. I usually keep a stash of them in my car, but they were tossed haphazardly in my dash compartment before I made this handy helper. The library has lots of fabric and sewing supplies to help you create a similar pouch of your very own. Stop in the Creation Station to learn more.

We share the joys of yoga movement one Saturday per month. If you missed the class in early March, you can follow this link to watch it and make some time for yourself on your mat. We will host another relaxing session with Elizabeth Moses of Crystal Heart Yoga on April 10 at 11am via Facebook. No account is necessary to watch the video, but Facebook can be tricky. We want you to find relaxation and avoid tech goblins attacking.

As we turn the calendar pages in the morning, remember not be a Fool tomorrow! ❤

That’s a wrap for this stationary moment. I’ll check you on the flip side!

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