Friday, November 21, 2014

Hobbyists and Crafters Wanted for Hobby Share Fair - Holiday Edition

The holidays are often a busy time of year for crafters and hobbyists, but the Cumming Library is asking those talented local folks to take a moment to share their expertise with others in the community that would like to learn a new craft or hobby.

The Cumming Library will host a Hobby Share Fair – Holiday Edition on Sunday, December 7 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Crafters and attendees swap stories and share techniques
at the first Hobby Share Fair held at the Cumming Library in July.
Participation is free for vendors, hobbyists, and crafters that would like to display and demonstrate their work. Attendance is also free for all ages of library patrons and those interested in learning a new hobby or craft.

The Hobby Share Fair – Holiday Edition will include booth displays and demonstrations of several types of hobbies, such as spinning, knitting, jewelry making, paper crafts, dream-catchers, needlework, and crocheting.

“We’re excited to welcome the Forsyth County Rug Hookers to this special holiday Hobby Share Fair,” says Jennifer Kovac, Information Services Supervisor at the Cumming Library. “This group meets twice each month at the Sharon Forks Library and dedicates their meetings to learning about rug-making techniques and crafting beautiful rugs in pictures and patterns.”

Spinning the Moon, a local knitting and spinning organization, as well as other local fiber artists, jewelry-makers, and paper crafters are expected to participate.

Vendors will offer demonstrations and some will also be leading hands-on “make-and-take” projects in which patrons may try their hand at a particular art or craft by creating a small sample piece to take home.

“We find that patrons really enjoy doing a make-and-take mini-project with the vendors,” says Kovac. “It gives our patrons a chance to try a craft under another crafter’s experienced guidance and without having to invest so much in tools or supplies to get started.”

Aside from offering new crafters a way to learn certain skills and techniques, participating in the Hobby Share Fair – Holiday Edition allows crafters, hobbyists, and other vendors a chance to share their expertise, and their passion, with other like-minded people.

Admission to the Hobby Share Fair is free and no registration is required. Vendors and crafters should contact Jennifer Kovac at 678-513-9393 to reserve a booth or register online at www.forsythpl.org.

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