Tisdale Library starting crafting social

TISDALE — The Tisdale Community Library has started a new program called “crafting corner” to give crafters in the community a place to socialize.

While crafting corner is a scheduled event, crafters bring in their own individual projects and work on them alongside others and their projects.

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“The idea is just for anybody to get together to share crafts, share ideas, visit, socialize and have an afternoon of stress-free relaxation,” said Jan Palmer, organizer with the program.

“The thing is, it’s not a teaching thing –  it’s a social thing. You’re bringing your own things to work on.”

The first crafting corner was held in the library on Jan. 11.

In attendance, was about half-a-dozen community members with crafts including making a toque, cards, water painting, and punch embroidery.

Palmer said she considers it a success for their first gathering.

“With this many people turning up when they don’t even know what [to expect]? You’re just reading on a poster or on the library page to bring the craft that you’re working on and come to the library? I think this is an excellent response.”

The library said they will be running the meetings monthly so long as there continues to be a community interest.

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