Winter Craft Workshop at Woods Hole Library

January 23rd - Making Mittens

Craft: Mittens

The Woods Hole Public Library will begin their annual series of Winter Craft Workshops with a session on Thursday, January 23 at 7 PM on making mittens. Note this is not “knitting” mittens, but rather making them out of wool recycled from sweaters which have been machine washed and felted so that the stitches will not ravel. Pieces are cut out of the old sweaters and the pieces are patched together, and sewn with a sewing machine. The finished mittens are lined with either fleece or shrunken merino or cashmere.

The session will be led by Librarians Kellie Porter and Margaret McCormick; both are avid knitters and crafters. They have adapted a simple system of making these mittens, so simple that people should be able to finish their mittens in one evening.

The workshop is free and open to the public, though the number of participants is limited. Interested people should call the Library at 508-548-8961 to register and get a list of materials required for the session. These materials include 2 previously felted sweaters, scraps of either fleece, felted cashmere or merino for lining, scissors, pins and a sewing machine, if possible.  More details are available at the Library’s website welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on