Why not delve into handmaking gifts or more sustainable options this holiday season?
In part one of this blog series, we will focus on resources available from the library to start a hobby that involves making and/or sustainability. Think quilting, knitting, woodworking. In part two, we will focus on handmade decorations and food. The library has a variety of books, digital resources and even STEAM Kits to get you started.
We also have a virtual event coming up in partnership with the Sustainability and Environmental Education Division called Green Gift Guide. Join us on Wednesday, November 15 at 12pm via Zoom to get inspiration for enjoyable and earth-friendly gifts for the whole family. Ideas include handmade items, technology to conserve resources, local experiences and more. Register to attend live or view the recording on the Plano Public Library YouTube channel.
Print Books & STEAM Kits
Paper & Painting
Modern Papermaking: Techniques in Handmade Paper by Kelsey Pike Print
Simply Paint Flowers: 25 Inspiring Designs in Easy Steps by Becky Amelia Print
The Art of Papercraft by Helen Hiebert Print
Furoshiki: the Japanese Art of Wrapping with Fabric by Aurélie Le Marec Print
Easy, Beautiful Handmade Rag Rugs: 12 Step-by-Step Techniques with Patterns and Projects by Deana David Print
Tiny Felt Cuties & Creatures by Delilah Iris Print
Amigurumi Cats: Crochet Sweet Kitties the Japanese Way by Juneko Toiro No Amigurumi Print
Sewing Love: Handmade Clothes for Any Body by Sanae Ishida Print
Sew Sustainable: Make 22+ Stylish Projects to Reuse & Reduce by Jennifer Warren Print
Jump into Cross Stitch: for Beginners, 6 Happy Projects, From First Stitch to Finishing by Sally Wilson Print
Wood & Other Materials
Creative Stained Glass: 17 Step-by-Step Projects for Stunning Glass Art and Gifts by Noor Springael Print
Handmade Woodworking Projects for the Kitchen by Larry Okrend Print
Whittling: 20 Mindful Makes to Reconnect Head, Heart & Hands by Barn the Spoon Print
With your library card, you also have access to Libby – our collection of eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines! Here are a few magazines you might find interesting: