Butler County Times Gazette
  • Towanda Public Library to host ‘Yawns and Yarns’ craft swap meet

  • Towanda Public Library will host a swap meet for crafters from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.
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  • Towanda Public Library will host a swap meet for crafters from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.
    Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring yarn, fabric and other crafting supplies they don’t want to use (such as leftover yarn from previous projects) and swap for something new-to-you.
    The library hosted a swap meet for needleworkers as part of their adult summer reading program.
    An enthusiastic response encouraged plans for a second event.
    “We’ve got so many skilled crafters in the area, it seems like a great way to support the community,” said Rachel Ayers, Towanda Library director. “And with Christmas coming up it gives people a chance to gather some supplies for gift projects.”
    Laura Spradlin, from Sugar Bunny Boulevard Yarns in El Dorado, will do a demonstration for knitters in the morning and teach the kitchener stitch.
    “It’s easy and useful to know,” she said.
    Participants are welcome to come any time and leave when they must.
    Drop-offs are welcome any time, and nothing is required to participate.
    The library hosts a regular group of knitters and crocheters, “Yawns and Yarns,” on Monday mornings from 10 to noon. People are encouraged to bring projects and get advice and ideas as well as supplies.
    The library is located at 620 Highland in Towanda. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Call 316-536-2464 or check their Web site http://towandalibrary.info for more information.
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