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Community Crochet

This community project is open to all experienced crocheters and knitters. Stock Mr. Caterpillar's library and have fun doing it!

Experienced crocheters wanted! Come join this open event to crochet a library of small books for our special guest, Mr. Caterpillar, currently on display in the Grade School window. He also needs help finding a name! Suggestions will be collected through December 23. The winning name will receive a prize bag with a beginner crochet kit and book.

The books will be soft blank books measuring approximately 4"x4". Creative brainstorming will be welcome on how to decorate with embroidery and/or appliques (ex: a flower book.) After we fill up Mr. Caterpillar's hands with books, we can continue making them to take home as gifts or use as ornaments. We may also crochet him some reading glasses or a scarf. Crochet artist Gina Gallina will be available to provide some guidance. Patterns and yarn will be supplied. There are a limited number of crochet hooks available; please bring your own if possible.

Gina Rose Gallina is a crochet artist in the Northwest Arkansas area. Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, her grandmother taught her to crochet when she was 8 years old. They would watch Italian cooking shows and crochet bibs and hats for the local hospital's newborns. After leaving home at 18 years old in 1993, she traveled across the country for some much needed soul searching. She eventually found her new home in Eureka Springs. A few years later, she formed a band called "The Camptown Ladies" with her friend. The band focused on music and played all over the region. They were also on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” Towns with Talent Under Two Thousand. Music was Gina's life and crocheting was put on the back-burner until 2007 when she found herself living in Texas and the internet went out at the house. She was forced to pick the hook back up to pass time. Crocheting then took on a new meaning. At this time, Gina was traveling and working on the road. Up to 8 hours a day in a van left plenty of time to hone her crocheting skills. Eventually, in 2011, she made it back to Eureka Springs. Her crocheting began its evolution into art. This evolution has continued over the years and now she is traveling across the country with her crochet! She was invited to showcase her work at Vogue Knitting Live, Coast to Coast and has crocheted many art pieces for her community and friends. Now based in Fayetteville, she is crocheting larger-than-life installations and environments to keep a small hook and yarn exciting and new.


This is not an instructional class. No registration required.

AGE GROUP: | Teen | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Arts & Entertainment |

TAGS: | yarn | knit | crochet |

Fayetteville Public Library
Phone: 479-856-7000

Mon, Feb 19 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 20 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 25 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Upcoming events

Fri, Feb 23, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meeting: Starr Foundation Children's Craft Room

Fri, Feb 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting: Ann Henry Board Room

Sat, Feb 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting: The Willard and Pat Walker Community Room

Sat, Feb 24, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
CFI: Audio Production Studio
This event is full

Sat, Feb 24, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting: The Willard and Pat Walker Community Room

Sun, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting: The Willard and Pat Walker Community Room

Sun, Feb 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting: Ziegler Reception Room