Posts tagged "Fiber Arts"
"Library Yarns" at Falmouth Public Library

“Library Yarns” at Falmouth Public Library

This fun feature comes to us from Faith Lee, Reference Librarian at Falmouth Public Library in Falmouth, MA. Love how this community program led to a colorful art installation that all public library visitors can enjoy! ~Laura The Library is Transformed with Kniffiti! You have to see it to believe it.  The library is bedecked...
Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden: We Popped!

Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden: We Popped!

by Suzy Waldo We did it! And it was spectacular. The community response was phenomenal. I watched so many people pull over just to take pictures of my branch. It was such a pleasure telling them (and seeing their surprise) that were 16 more libraries where they could see installations. The Instagram hashtag “popdesfleurs” blew up...
Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden: Still Poppin'

Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden: Still Poppin’

by Suzy Waldo In my last post I wrote about how the beautiful Pop des Fleurs project came to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- South Side and then became a system-wide project. If I had a nickel for every time I thought to myself, “What were you thinking?!?” I could buy a new cardigan. If I had...
Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Pop des Fleurs Winter Pop-up Garden with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

by Suzy Waldo After over a decade of working in libraries, I have embraced the idea that sometimes the best projects happen totally by accident. Early in January 2015, my friend and fellow South Side Community Council member Jennifer Holliman asked me if Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh- South Side would be interested in participating in an...
Creative partnerships: Virginia Public Library & Going to Pieces Quilt Guild

Creative partnerships: Virginia Public Library & Going to Pieces Quilt Guild

Today’s feature comes to us from Virginia Public Library in Virginia, MN. The library has a partnership with a local quilt guild wherein a different quilt artist shows their work in the library each month. Library director Nancy Maxwell put us in touch with adult services librarian Susan Hoppe, who answered some questions about the...
New on Pinterest: Books for Quilters

New on Pinterest: Books for Quilters

This past fall, we put a call out for library-incubated quilters, and it proved one of the most successful calls we’ve ever done! We heard from tons of librarians who are quilters, and from libraries around the country that host quilting groups, show quilts in gallery spaces, and hold charity quilt auctions to support their...
Embroider the Day: April

Embroider the Day: April

Our guest blogger and fiber artist extraordinaire, Sarah Hemm, returns to the Library as Incubator Project Blog with an update on her year-long Embroider the Day challenge!  Read on to find out what’s been happening in her studio through April: This month I discovered the book Paul Klee: Painting Music, which struck a chord with...
Embroider the Day: March

Embroider the Day: March

Well, you know what they say:  April showers bring May flowers.  In this case, April brings a shower of beautifully crafted embroidery by our guest blogger Sarah Hemm, PLUS some fabulous book recommendations, including lots of poetry for National Poetry Month!  Read on to see what’s stitching in her studio as she completes a year-long...
Embroider the Day: February

Embroider the Day: February

It’s March, and you know what that means: we get to catch up with fiber artist Sarah Hemm and see what she created throughout the extra-long February Embroider the Day project!  Read on: In February, I continued to be inspired by patterns, and with my embroidery was interested in creating original patterns – which is...
New on Pinterest: Sarah Hemm's Books for Fiber Artists & Crafters

New on Pinterest: Sarah Hemm’s Books for Fiber Artists & Crafters

It’s actually really exciting to me when I go in a library and I find a contemporary craft book. It’s like, Wow these librarians are on the ball! ~ Sarah Hemm Need some inspiration for your next needlework, fiber art, or craft project?  Stumped on how to collect cutting-edge resources for the avid crafters at your...
Embroider the Day: January

Embroider the Day: January

Fiber artist Sarah Hemm begins her stint as guest blogger here on the Library as Incubator Project by telling us what she made in January for her year-long embroidery challenge!  Read on: Often, my inspiration comes from books. This year, I’ve challenged myself to finish one embroidery every day.One month down, 11 to go! I...
Introducing Guest Blogger Sarah Hemm: Embroider the Day

Introducing Guest Blogger Sarah Hemm: Embroider the Day

Please welcome Wisconsin-based fiber artist Sarah Hemm to the Library as Incubator Project Blog!  Sarah has contributed to the Library as Incubator Project before as a featured artist, and she took our survey in December 2011.  But when we learned of her 366-day embroidery challenge, we knew we had to partner with her to document...