Librarians are a crafty lot. Their inventiveness constantly amazes me. Currently we have a knitted pig known as Crisp E Bacon (apologies to all vegetarians) sitting in our workroom (see him in the display at right). He is the handiwork of a colleague who loves to knit. I understand her son is the proud owner of a whole herd of knitted dinosaurs.
Our small staff includes enthusiastic quilt-makers, knitters, painters, decoupage and mosaic artists, makers of jewelry and all manner of other things. The library network as a whole also boasts some pretty amazing artists as shown by our Bookish Artists exhibition held occasionally at New Brighton Library.
If you are the creative type, working a library is a great thing to do. Books inspiring art and craft projects abound on our shelves and can be seen departing daily in the arms of starry-eyed librarians planning their next triumph.
The rest of you don’t need to miss out though. Have a browse and put some inspiration on hold or on your for later shelf. Watch our for new books under Crafts and collecting in new non fiction or look in our catalogue for quilting, knitting, embroidery, or decoupage for inspiration.