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Spinning Yarns

What do baseballs, space suits, and mittens have in common?  They are all textiles. 

Every day we use textiles. We wear them, dry dishes with them, hang them on our walls. Through Spinning Yarns: Telling Tales about Textiles we’ll explore how they’re made, the materials they’re made with, and the stories they tell. Anoka County Library will host several programs, for ages 10 and up, as part of the Spinning Yarns series:

 

Spinning Yarns

Join us for a demonstration and discussion of spinning techniques.

Saturday, January 19, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Johnsville Library 12461 Oak Park Blvd, Blaine 763-767-3853

 

Knitting Crash Course

Learn to cast on, start your first knitting project, and information about yarn from fleece to finished project! Bring size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn in your favorite color.

Saturday, February 9, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Northtown Library, 711 County Rd 10 NE, Blaine 763-717-3267

 

Narratives: Knitting History with Minnesota Stories

From necessity to hobby, knitting is a rich and storied craft. Learn how it is part of Minnesota’s cultural fabric and see artifacts from historic collections.

Monday, February 11, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Crooked Lake Library, 11440 Crooked Lake Blvd, Coon Rapids, 763-576-4695

 

These events are funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.