If you’re a crafty adult who enjoys crocheting, your Abilene Public Library is here to challenge you to be a part of a new community build group. Starting Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00AM at your Main Library, and continuing on the first Wednesdays of each month, we’re hosting an Amigurumi Ocean Build workshop. Feel free to bring your yarn and crochet hooks (we’ll have some yarn available too) and learn this new form of crocheting with friends.
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn animals. Although a popular craft in Japan for decades, it recently became appealing to countries in the West as early as 2003. This style of crochet will be the focus of our meetups at your library as we work together to learn to build a series of ocean animals for the remainder of the year.
Our first session will have guests learn to make turtles and starfish. Hosted by librarian Heather Carter, you’ll learn the initial steps for making these yarn creatures and then continue the process at home. In future monthly meetups we’ll explore how to create more sea animals including dolphins, crabs, clownfish, whales, and more.
Although the purpose of these workshops will be to spend time learning a new form of crocheting, it’s two-fold in that we hope you’ll participate in contributing to a new display at your library. Library staff is in the process of creating an aquarium display where we’ll fill our aquarium with amigurumi ocean life. Participants in this workshop series will be encouraged to help create items for this display so we can see our library aquarium grow over time.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this new club at your library and mark your calendar for our first meetup on Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00AM. For more information about this new series, contact Heather Carter at 325-676-6025, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.