Seed Bead Ombre Bracelets

Sunday March 22, 2015: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up

Make a fun bracelet with a bit of beading and braiding!

Dreamcatchers Craft Workshop

Saturday April 18, 2015: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up

Learn how to make your own dreamcatcher and, if you’d like, bring a treasured object to weave into it. Local crafter Dawn Henry leads this workshop. The dreamcatcher project is intricate and will likely take the entire time to complete.

Beginning Crochet Class

Saturday April 4, 2015: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grades 6 and up

Looking to get in on the return to handmade and DIY?

Local crafter Beth Battey will get you started in the wonderful world of crochet with a basic beginner's project. Supplies are provided.

Sock Dolls Workshop

Saturday March 14, 2015: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Teens (grades 6-12) and Adults.

Local crafter Beth Battey shows you how to make a 3-6 inch doll from a sock (or tube of knit fabric), a needle, and some thread.

Felt Ball Fun!

Monday April 6, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults, teens and youth (grade K and up)

Local crafter Beth Battey leads this hands-on workshop. Start with colorful wool roving, add warm water, a little soap and some patience, and you get a fun felt ball! Felt balls can be toys for kids and pets, jewelry, a garland or a fun decoration!

Wear Something That Rocks!

Wednesday April 22, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 and up.

Use rocks, wire and a few simple tools to create a nature-inspired piece of jewelry! Art meets nature to create a piece of jewelry for yourself or your best friend!

Pete the Cat Fanmail and Puppet-making!

Are you a fan of Pete the Cat? With his groovy blue color and cool style, how could you not be?! Join us on Monday, December 22 at Traverwood from 2:00 to 3:30pm to make a Pete the Cat puppet and write letters to Eric Litwin and James Dean, the author and illustrator of the popular children's series. This event is intended for kids in grades K-5. All supplies will be provided!

A Beautiful Mess

Those of you familiar with the popular style and craft blog A Beautiful Mess will be delighted with this new book, A beautiful mess happy handmade home: Painting, crafting, and decorating a cheerful, more inspiring space. And for those of you not familiar with such messes… Welcome to a beautiful mess!

The book features home décor inspiration and has 90 DIY projects. If you’re looking for home and decorating ideas, look here.

AADL also has many other new craft and design books in the catalog if you’re interested!

Make Your Own Drop Spindle (and Learn To Spin Yarn!)

Saturday March 7, 2015: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for adults and teens grade 6 & up

Have you ever wondered how to make yarn? Have you seen someone spinning yarn and wanted to give it a whirl? Come learn with us!

Drop spinning is an ancient craft that uses simple materials to make a spindle that spins sheep's wool or other fibers into yarn. At this event, participants will make their own drop spindle using doweling and recycled CDs and learn the basics of how to spin using their new drop spindle.

Make a Felt Cozy for Your Tablet

Thursday January 15, 2015: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for youth (grade 3 and up) teens and adults.

Using felt and fabric glue, you can make a cool cozy to protect your tablet.

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