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Knitted Easter Bunny

By Catherine Hi Everyone, Happy Easter to you all. I was working on this knitted Easter bunny egg cozy for a small chocolate egg and thought it might be a nice Easter knit for this weekend. ‘How to make a bunny egg cozy’ What you need 3: Cast on 4: Knit square Picture 5: Stitch… Continue reading Knitted Easter Bunny

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Easter Egg Paper Decorations

By Aoife, Newbridge Library You will need:  Printable template for Easter eggs (you can find one online) PrinterWhite paper/green paperColouring supplies (coloured markers, coloured pencils, glitter…..whatever you have)ScissorsGlue How to make: This craft starts with a printable Easter egg template. These can be found online from easypeasyandfun.com. *My template has six eggs on it, but it… Continue reading Easter Egg Paper Decorations

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Mother’s Day Craft : Jar of Hugs and Hearts.

Sheila from Leixlip Library has a lovely craft for us today which would make an excellent Mother’s Day gift. To make Sheila's craft jar of Hugs and Hearts, you will need: A clean jam jarColoured cardA flowered servietteScissorsGlueA paint brushSome twineSome shredded tissue Paint some glue on the jar. Tear up pieces of the serviette… Continue reading Mother’s Day Craft : Jar of Hugs and Hearts.

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Art & Craft – Rock Painting

by Craig, Naas Library Today I’m going to be doing some Rock Painting with you, and turning a plain old rock from the garden, into a colourful Ladybird. Rock Painting can be fun for any age group and is something creative that you can do together as a family. First you need to gather your… Continue reading Art & Craft – Rock Painting

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Christmas Crafting : Christmas Stocking Decoration

By Mary, Maynooth Library This craft is suitable for Children who can sew, Young Adults and Adults too. Materials Felt in two contrasting colours e.g. Purple and Yellow. Double strands of Red embroidery thread Ribbon 6 Buttons stocking-patternDownload Also needed – scissors, needles and pins. Method: 1. Cut out two of each of the pattern… Continue reading Christmas Crafting : Christmas Stocking Decoration

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Making a 35cm Christmas Wreath from Baubles

By Catherine Mackey, Naas Community Library #KeepWell in the months ahead. Switching off and having some time to yourself to be creative and do the things you enjoy doing is so important in looking after your mental wellbeing. Items needed · Wire coat hanger Lots of different coloured and different size Christmas baubles (Approximately 60)… Continue reading Making a 35cm Christmas Wreath from Baubles

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Knit Some Baby Mittens

By Ann Kearney, Athy baby-mittens-knitting-patternDownload Materials needed:25 g double knit for one pair of thumbless mittens35g double knit / for one pair of mittens with thumbsPair of 3.25mm knitting needlesPair of 4mm knitting needles (main needles)Gauge/Tension22sts and 30 rows to 10x10cm (4x4”) square in stocking stitch on 4mmneedles Useful Tip:Please take a little time to… Continue reading Knit Some Baby Mittens

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How to Knit a Pumpkin

By Aoife Kerr, Leixlip library Skill level: Easy Materials: orange wool, brown wool, 4mm needles, wool sewing needle, stuffing Cast on 40 stitches, and for 20 rows, knit 2, purl 2. This is known as a double ribbing stich. Once you have reached the end, cut off enough wool, so that you have enough to… Continue reading How to Knit a Pumpkin

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Easy Sewing project – Farmhouse Apron.

By Ann, Athy Library Everyday versatile apron, no ties, no belts.. It’s just a bunch of rectangles.. If you can sew a straight line .. this project is for you! Materials Needed● 1 meter Material, cotton heavy cotton, linenor whatever you have available.● Thread to match, Cutting mat, Rotary Cutter,Measuring Tape, Pins, Scissors and a… Continue reading Easy Sewing project – Farmhouse Apron.

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Egg Cozies (a short fun project)

-- great idea for a thoughtful handmade Christmas Gift, maybe!(make a set of six in contrasting colours) By Ann, Athy Library Skill Level: Super Easy.Size: to fit an average size egg.Materials: DK or 4ply wool, colours of yourchoice. 3.25mm needles. Wool sewing needle.(oh, yes! ..and a fork.)Abbreviationsapprox : ApproximatelyK: knitRS: right sidest(s): stitchesWS: wrong side… Continue reading Egg Cozies (a short fun project)