You are invited online or in-person to meet-up with fellow creatives to explore all the ways a Library card can help you learn a new creative skill or improve one you have always enjoyed! Books, magazines, video tutorials, and online classes will keep your creative muse flowing all year long!
Knitters, crocheters, and fiber artists of all kinds are welcome to join monthly to meet, work on projects, share their recent creations, and discuss fiber arts. All skill levels are welcome. See our schedule here.
Those who enjoy crocheting, knitting or other fiber arts are invited to learn a new craft and make something for the homeless. Basic supplies will be provided. Bring your works in progress to work on or work on a project with the group. Stop by the Info Desk to get yarn to make something for the cause. See our schedule here.
Teen Paint Your "Art" Out - Paint Scraping
Teens are invited to try the abstract art technique called paint scraping and create unique and eye catching art pieces! All supplies are provided. See our branch schedule and register here.
Eagle Art Hacks - Art for EVERYONE!
Do you LOVE Art? Do you WANT to love Art, but lack confidence? This is Art for EVERYONE! No artistic talent required! Express your creative side. Explore new artistic mediums and techniques with Art Hacks for teens. For more information visit the Eagle Branch or call us at 317-275-4342. See our schedule and register here.
East 38th Street PodCRAFTS: Podcasts & Crafts
Podcasts refer to pre-recorded shows that you can access through apps on your phone or computer, and you can find them on just about any subject. Similar to a book club, we'll choose a podcast to listen to as a group. While you listen, work on a craft project you bring from home, or one provided by the library. We'll take time in the second hour to discuss what we've heard. See our schedule and register here.
Nora Jewelry Making for Fun and Profit
Basic beading techniques for adults and teens. The basics workshop will include wireworking, crimping elastic string, bead shopping, color trends, and testing the finished piece for durability.
Creativebug Video Tutorials
Creativebug is a collection of crafting video tutorials for all kinds of makers. Select from drawing, origami, sewing, holiday decorations, and more. All you need is your library card! If you have never used Creativebug before, start here. You can also read how two of our staff members used Creativebug to level up their crafting skills at Get Creative! Online Art & Craft Classes from Creativebug and Level Up Your Knitting Skills with Creativebug.
Hoopla Craftsy Video Series
You can use your IndyPL Library card to get access to many art, craft, and hobby resources including e-books and online video lessons and learning modules. Choose from Baking & Decorating, Knitting & Crocheting, Quilting, Sewing, and more! Don't have an IndyPL Library card? Get a Library Card.
You can check out 10 instructional videos each month from Hoopla. After you check one out it is available for you to watch for 7 days. After checking out and then downloading a video, watching it will not require a Wi-Fi or direct internet connection. If you are an iPhone or iPad user you can go to Apple’s App Store, search for Hoopla and install it on your phone, computer or tablet. For Android users, you can find and download the Hoopla app in the Playstore. On a Windows computer, use your web browser to go to www.hoopladigital.com to begin browsing Hoopla’s collection.
Getting Started with a Cricut Machine
Cricut machines can cut, write, and score, making it possible to create a wide variety of projects out of all kinds of materials. Learn how to use your machine to its full potential and try out some of these suggested projects!
Amigurumi is a Japanese art style of crocheting or knitting small plush dolls. These can vary from animals, to dolls, to little pieces of food!
Metal and Wire Jewelry
As the weather turns colder it is a good time to look into a new hobby or indoor project, check out some of the many books (and a video) about metal and wire jewelry making.
Me Made MayMe Made May is a movement to get back to making your own clothes, and wear at least one handmade item each day - it’s easier to do than you think!
Knitting My Way to Peace
Knitting is easy to learn and the Library has lots of resources to help the neophyte and challenge the veteran knitter.
Whittling Will Keep You Out of Trouble!
Put a lifetime of learning and sharp observational skill to good use - whittling is the hobby you've been looking for!
Books That Taught Me How to CrochetI taught myself how to crochet by learning certain doll patterns and searching YouTube on how to do the basics. These books also helped me along the way!
Puppet Projects from Old Socks to Paper to ClayUpcycle items from your craft bin or trash can, add your creative storytelling, and put on a puppet play!