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Get together with a needle and thread at your library


Coming out of the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are looking for a chance to socialize again. The Cumberland County Public Library offers programs that allow people with a common “thread” to hang out and do something they all enjoy. Both Bordeaux Branch Library and Hope Mills Branch Library provide monthly opportunities for social activities with just a needle and thread.

Don’t worry, knitters; you are welcome too.

Early risers can join the Knit & Crochet Club, which meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at at the Bordeaux Community Branch, 3711 Village Drive in Fayetteville. Trade tips and swap patterns with other needlecraft enthusiasts.

Registration is required. To register, call 910-483-7727, Ext. 1381, or sign up in the online calendar at www.cumberlandcountync.gov/library.

If you’re not a morning person or you’re looking for something later in the day, the Needlecraft Club meets at 5 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Hope Mills Community Branch, 3411 Golfview Road. Sew, knit, crochet and work on other needlecraft projects.

Registration is not required for this club.

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Winter has about a month to go, so it’s not too late to learn how to knit sweaters, socks and mittens. Are you a new parent or on your way to a baby shower? Crochet that new bundle of joy some clothes or a beautiful blanket. Knitted or crocheted animals are also always adorable.

The library also offers plenty of books on sewing, cross-stitching and quilting.

We’ll provide the supplies for these groups, but you’re welcome to bring your own equipment and projects.

Don’t think of these meetings as a class. Instead, think of them as a chance to see what others are doing and an opportunity to inspire others with your current project. Remember, this is your chance to spend some time with people who share your passion for getting creative with a needle and thread.

Whether you’re just getting started with needlecraft or you’ve been doing it for a while, each of the eight library locations offers books and DVDs to get started or give you a new project idea. Just ask and we will be happy to help you find what you need.

If you enjoy picking up your needle and thread, we hope you’ll bring them to the library for a wonderful time of creativity and socialization.

Sabrina Taylor is the adult services librarian at the Hope Mills Community Branch of the Cumberland County Public Library.

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