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Library crafters create baskets from paper


Published: Fri, September 8, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Austintown library hosted a paper crafting class on Aug. 25. They used these items to make a basket. Librarian Lindsay Platt also gave the class a recipe for apple cinnamon potpurri.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Librarian Lindsay Platt demonstrated how to fold the paper into a square or upward slant to make a basket at a paper crafting event on Aug. 25 at the Austintown library.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Shown is a participant with one of the finished projects at Austintown library's paper crafting class on Aug. 25.The next class will take place on Sept. 29.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The paper crafting class at the Austintown library neared completion on their basket project on Aug 25. Some members of the group finished sooner than others, with a couple finishing the project within 20 minutes.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The class at Austintown library began making their paper baskets shortly after arriving. They used the time to craft and also talk about current events, like concerts and construction.

by ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

The Austintown library had a paper crafting event for adults on Aug. 25 in which participants made baskets out of paper.

Librarian Lindsay Platt coordinated the event with the library. She gave the group the materials needed, including scissors, brads, paper, decorations and tape. They worked on a basket for apples made from construction paper with decorations with apples on them. Platt also gave each person a recipe for apple cinnamon potpourri to tape on the basket.

Each person from the small group crafted at a different skill level than the others. Some looked at the example given and knew exactly what to do, while others examined the example to see how certain things were done. Some finished within 20 minutes and would have been done faster had they not had to wait a turn with some materials, such as the hole punch. While some took a bit longer, no one needed the full hour to finish their projects.

The event had as much of a social aspect to it as it had an art aspect. Some group members had been at other events and knew each other. They talked about families, complained about construction throughout downtown, and spoke positively about the Zac Brown Band playing in the area.

The library hosts a paper crafting event on the last Friday of every month. The next event will be on Sept. 29 at 11 a.m.

Platt showed the group some previews for the events in October and November, which are a Halloween card and a Thanksgiving banner, respectively.


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