Knitted Toys, Anyone?

January 7, 2010 by
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Well, the gift-giving holidays have just ended, so that means it’s time to start planning ahead for next December or sooner! Is there a new baby coming to your doorstep this year or a child’s birthday looming in the future?  Give them what they want – toys! – but knit them yourself.  Bernardsville Public Library has the very knitting books you’ll want to make great toy projects for children (as well as for your dog and cat.) The newest book, Itty-Bitty Toys, will … Continue reading

From Bernardsville To Mongolia With Love

July 18, 2009 by
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Thanks to a very generous donation of wool yarn from area resident Susan Haynes, the Adult Services department of Bernardsville Public Library was able to organize a charity knitting project this year. Knitters on the library staff, as well as library volunteers and members of the library’s Saturday Crafters group, turned an abundance of colorful skeins into woolen outerwear designed to keep children and adults in Mongolia warm throughout the winter. As you can see, we had spectacular results… Our … Continue reading

We Felt Like It

June 11, 2009 by
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Felting has become an extremely popular craft in recent years, and Bernardsville Public Library would like you to check it out for yourself…along with a few new books on the subject. You’ll find these in the New Books section of the library. While you’re at it, try needle felting to make adorable 3-dimensional figures likes these sweet, little darlings below: In addition to these new books, we have an interesting variety of felting books within the regular knitting section. Some … Continue reading

Saturday Crafters Have A Great Time

March 17, 2009 by
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Bernardsville Public Library extends an open invitation one Saturday afternoon each month for crafters to bring their projects and join others in a few hours of work and pleasant conversation. Called the Saturday Crafters, this group will meet again on Saturday, April 18th, at 3 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. If you like to do handcrafts, please join us at that time and bring your own project. Here are some photographs taken at the last meeting held Saturday, March … Continue reading

Knit Up a Storm This Winter And Help Others At The Same Time

December 12, 2008 by
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photo source – Bernardsville Public Library With winter just waiting to blast its way into our lives, it’s time for all you knitters to whip out your needles and start the great cast-on! Bernardsville Public Library is here to help you find pattern books and great ideas. Just visit our display of knitting books in the nonfiction wing to find inspiration and instruction. You’ll find a wide selection, including Nordic and Andean pattern books, as well as project ideas such … Continue reading

Make It "Handmade" For The Holidays

November 20, 2008 by
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photo source – Bernardsville Public Library Why not “make it yourself” this holiday gift-giving season? There’s nothing cozier than snuggling up to a good ball of wooly yarn (at least for the knitters/crocheters among us), and making something for someone else definitely gives you warm fuzzies on the inside, too! If you like to do handworking, please join Bernardsville Public Library’s new crafting group, Saturday Crafters. We meet monthly at the library, and our next meeting is this Saturday, November … Continue reading

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