Peterborough Town Library introduces ‘Crafternoon’

Thursday, September 07, 2017 6:45AM

The Peterborough Town Library is hosting a new “Crafternoon” series with instructor Mia Stendahl. These fun and creative monthly classes for adults feature a project in the arts, crafts or handwork areas. Students will work on a quality piece with the help of the instructor and gain a new toolkit of skills for sophisticated crafting.

The series will be held on the second Thursday of the month from 3 to 5 p.m. Class size is limited and a $5 materials fee is required at the time of registration. Currently, the following courses are scheduled through the end of the year:

Sept. 14 – Basket Coiling with recycled grocery bags from 1-3 p.m. Learn how to make coiled baskets out of plastic grocery bags. Use colorful yarns to wrap the bags and coil our creations. Please bring your own bags.

Oct. 12 – Create your own zine from 1-3 p.m. Explore the counterculture world of zines, the handmade magazine movement. Using your own knowledge and interests, we’ll use paper, pens and other art supplies to complete a small 8-page zine. Come equipped with ideas.

Nov. 9 – Make your own winter lanterns from 1 to 3 p.m. Use glass jars, tissue paper and tea lights to create bright, warming centerpieces. If you have a jar you’d like to use, please bring it.

Dec. 14 – Stitch your own ornaments from 1 to 3 p.m. Design and sew your own unique holiday ornaments. The class is instructed by Mia Stendahl, a fiber arts enthusiast and teacher at the Well School in Peterborough where she teaches knitting, weaving and hand sewing.

Peterborough Town Library is located at 2 Concord St., in Peterborough and is open

Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit

PeterboroughTownLibrary.org or call 924-8040.