Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March is National Craft Month

National Craft Month may not be an officially recognized holiday, but it is the perfect excuse to start a new project, or tackle an old one.

This year, I'll be taking advantage of Carnegie-Stout's collection of books on stuffed animal creation to try and sew a penguin. Are you planning something ambitious? Share your plans in the comments!

Not sure where to start? Check out these resources for tips, tricks, and patterns in Knitting, Sewing, Crochet, Bead Work, Wood Working, Origami, and more!

Craft Books at Carnegie-Stout

More Craft Books at Carnegie-Stout

This month's feature magazine is "Crafts 'n Things." Their website features helpful tips, beginner's guides, free patterns, and an electronic newsletter: http://www.craftsnthings.com/

More Craft Magazines at Carnegie-Stout
Not all of our craft magazines are included on this list, so be sure to check with the Reference Desk for additional titles. Such as Make: Technology on your time, which has instructions on some less traditional crafts. Check out both their main website (Make), and sister site (Craft) for tons of quirky projects, patterns, and videos.

Photo by: Dan Machold

1 comment:

  1. So far I have completed one wing of my penguin: http://twitpic.com/453d3k

    What're you working on?