Crafts & Hobbies Information


Crafts & Hobbies Information

The Making of a Slipcover: A Lost Art


Today in this world of fast everything, most of us just don't have the time (nor patience) to do an all consuming job of making a slipcover. We go buy them and not always are they what we want.

Printing on Canvas


Given the progress in inkjet and media technology, demand for printing photographs and art on canvas is growing exponentially. Whether you have a good inkjet printer or you prefer to have your work done by a professional outfit, it is worth to explore this option for any type of image.

The Nuts and Bolts of Vintage Tin Toys


Before Game Boy and Play Station, there were tin toys. During their heyday, these whimsical toys amused children for hours.

The ABCs of Ceramics


Ceramics can be delicate and decorative or unrefined and utilitarian. Bone china, porcelain, stoneware and earthenware - this month we'll review them all.

A Few Tips About Comic Book Backing Boards


Comic Book Backing Boards come in different thicknesses and acid-free properties. The basic purpose for using a backing board is to give the comic some stiffness, which helps keep the comic pages from bending, creasing or wrinkling.

Choosing The Correct Comic Book Storage Box


Most Comic Book Storage Boxes are super strong and come with sturdy well-fitting lids and handle holes that can be left in the closed position for storing or pushed open for carrying. They are properly sized to hold a comic in a bag with a backing board.

A Beginners Guide to Buying Authentic Swords Online


Looking at all the various swords for sale online can make you feel a bit like a kid in a candy store. But if you are looking to buy authentic replica swords online, it can be a bit harder to get what you really want than it otherwise might first appear?Sure, if you are just looking for an ornamental sword to hang on the wall - it's pretty easy.

Mini Rc Cars


Did your heart ever palpitate for fast driving? Did you ever imagine your hands controlling an extremely speedy car? I f so, then you should definitely experience the gravity and true charm of mini RC cars.Mini RC cars have climbed up to the top position in the chartbusters of favorite pastimes or hobbies.

Wholesale Scrapbooking: Should You Start A Direct Sales Scrapbooking Business Just The Discount?


Have you ever thought about signing on with a scrapbooking direct sales company, just to get the discount on your own supplies? It can be a great way to get your own product at a discount and meet other scrapbookers, but it's also important to read the fine print. Here are seven of the most important factors to consider:1.

Saltwater Coral Reef Aquariums - 5 Tips for Success


Do you dream of watching the natural beauty of the undersea reef life while sitting in your living room?Whether your goal is a nano reef tank or a 150 gallon aquarium with an ecosystem of coral and saltwater fish, the following five tips will lead you on your way to success.1) Commit! Decide you are going to spend the $$ it takes to make a proper go of it.

My Greatest Stamp Find


I have been involved with stamps nearly my entire life. My first collection was as a ten-year old boy collecting with my neighborhood buddies.

Woodworking Beginners: Introduction To First Time Crafts


Woodworking: The Process Of Making Something Using WoodThe art of woodworking is one of the most ancient and widespread. From the earliest days when humans first experimented with the many uses for wood, our civilization has had a connection with this material, in all its varieties and forms.

Woodworking Beginners: Secret Tips To Start Right


Woodworking: Where To Start - Tips From Experienced WoodworkersWoodworking encompasses a broad area of skills, specialties, and applications. Some beginners take on too much too soon or blow their savings on expensive woodworking tools and machines that they don't know how to use and might not ever need.

Woodworking: The Best Wood For Beginners


Woodworking: Know Your WoodWood is made of cellulose fibers, held together with a property called lignin, and is classified as hardwood or softwood, depending on the type of tree from which it comes. In addition, sapwood or new growth wood on a tree is still alive, while heartwood refers to the part of the tree that is no longer functioning.

Woodworking: Protection When Working With Wood - Ignoring Could Potentially Harm Your Health Or Kill


Woodworking: Basic Safety TipsWoodworking can be a dangerous undertaking if you are not careful and choose to disregard safety guidelines. A circular saw, router, or other piece of power equipment can disfigure and even kill if not used properly.

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Terrace Art Zone -- Design & Print a Terrace Bandana
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This week's Project: Design and Print a Terrace Bandana Join us for a night of FREE art making & crafting. All supplies are included. Tonight: Design your own bandana by using block printing. Six weeks of unique art projects on the Terrace Upcoming ...



Chain Maille Earrings
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Try your hand at chain maille and make a bracelet using the European 4-in-1 technique. Learn to make your own jump rings and clasps, too! No jewelry making experience required, those with previous experience welcome. Course fee includes most supplies ...



Scrapbooking -- Building Memory Pages
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Turn your memories into scrapbook page works of art. Use a variety of techniques to create designs that capture the essence of you best stories. We will use the Union Terrace as a theme to practice creating a memory page and learn more about tackling ...



One-on-One Computer Assistance
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Need help with basic computer or Internet skills? Looking for assistance downloading library eBooks and audiobooks? We offer free one-on-one sessions Monday and Saturday mornings, and Thursday afternoons! Call 246-4547 to make an appointment.



Duck Tape Mania!
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Colored duck tape, creativity, and loads of fun! Bring your family and friends, and make wearable art - wallets, sandals, neckties, purses and more. Instructions and tape provided. All ages welcome, children under 8 must have an adult helper ...



Cool Comets!
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Comets are often called "dirty snowballs"! Join UW Space Place and find out where comets are in the solar system, what materials are in a comet, and the difference between comets and meteors. During the workshop, we will make the nucleus of a comet out ...



Midwest Woodlanders Gathering
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Whether you're a beginner or an experienced craftsperson, you are in for an incredibly fun and creative time with over 40 nature-based workshops to choose from and more than 20 talented instructors to work with. Create rustic furniture, garden ...



Teen Filmmaking Camp
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In this 3-day film making camp, teens will work with a professional filmmaker to produce a short film using the library's digital Media Lab. Attendees will learn what goes into the 'lights, camera and action!' of making a film - from camera work to ...



Stop Motion Animation Workshops
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Drop in to play with Madison Public Library's stop-motion and hand-drawn animation stations! Using markers, whiteboards and props, each participant will create their own short stop motion film during these hands-on workshops. All supplies and equipment ...



Drop In -- Mimosas & Market Bags (July Edition)
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Farmer's Market season is in full swing! Escape the humidity and join us before or after your Capitol Square loop to enjoy a #drinkandDIY. Sip a mimosa while decorating a large canvas tote bag. Check out our inspiration photos and then embellish your ...


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