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Time to get crafty! Want to learn to knit or crochet? Need to sew a costume for a school play or Halloween? The Library is now offering crochet and knitting kits, as well as sewing machines. These kits will provide you with basic materials to learn the art of knitting, crocheting, and sewing.

Did you know that crafting is good for your health? Not only does learning how to sew, crochet, or knit leave you with a useful life-long skill, it can also relieve stress, improve memory function, protect the brain from aging, and increase your overall happiness!

Sewing Machine

About the Sewing Machines

The Library has three Brother XM2701 sewing machines available to borrow. The Brother XM2701 is an easy-to-use, value-packed and versatile, sewing machine perfect for a wide range of everyday sewing projects. There are 27 unique built-in stitches, including decorative, blind hem, zigzag and stretch stitches and one-step auto size buttonholer for virtually perfect buttonholes.

Included with the Sewing Machines

  • Idiot’s Guide to Sewing book
  • Sewing kit (thimble, tape measure, scissors)
  • Rolling tote
  • Brother Instructional DVD
  • Brother Instructional booklet
  • Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine
  • Zigzag foot, buttonhole foot “A”, zipper foot, daring plate, buttonhole foot “m”, 4 bobbins, 2 needles, oval screwdriver, foot controller, spool pin, blind stitch foot, narrow hemmer foot

Borrowing a Sewing Machine

  • Patrons 12 and older with a Yorba Linda Public Library card in good standing can check out a sewing machine.
  • Sewing machines check out for six (6) weeks and are non-renewable.
  • Only one sewing machine can be checked out at a time per card.
  • Fines and Fees: A fee of 20 cents per day will be charged if a sewing machine is overdue.
  • A replacement fee of up to $230 for sewing machine will be charged of the instrument or any of the items included in the kit are damaged or lost.

Knitting Kit

About the Knitting Kit

Want to try out knitting but not sure if it is a good fit? Before you head to the nearest craft store, borrow one of our knitting kits and try it out first.  Our kits include all the materials you need to knit a basic scarf, plus you get to keep the yarn when you return the kit.

Included with the Knitting Kit

  • 1 Yorba Linda Public Library bag
  • 1 set of knitting needles US size 9 (5.5 mm)
  • 1 tape measure
  • Large-eye blunt needle
  • Knit gauge
  • Knit count
  • Zipper case organizer
  • Scissors
  • 20 stitching markers
  • Yarn
  • The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Knitting DVD
  • Learn To Knit book
  • Teach Yourself Visually Knitting book

Borrowing a Knitting Kit

  • Patrons with a Yorba Linda Public Library card in good standing can check out a knitting kit.
  • Knitting kits check out for six (6) weeks and are non-renewable.
  • Only one knitting kit can be checked out at a time per card.
  • Fines and Fees: A fee of 20 cents per day will be charged if a knitting kit is overdue.
  • A replacement fee of up to $95 for a knitting kit will be charged if the knitting kit or any of the items included in the kit are damaged or lost.

Crochet Kit

About the Crochet Kit

Want to learn to crochet but not sure if it you’ll enjoy it? Before you head to the nearest craft store, borrow one of our crochet kits and try it out first. Our kits include all the materials you need to crochet a basic scarf, plus you get to keep the yarn when you return the kit.

Included with the Crochet Kit

  • 1 Yorba Linda Public Library bag
  • Crochet hook US size H/8 (5.0 mm)
  • 1 tape measure
  • Large-eye blunt needle
  • Knit gauge
  • Knit count
  • Zipper case organizer
  • Scissors
  • 20 stitching markers
  • Yarn
  • I Can’t Believe I’m Crocheting DVD
  • Learn To Crochet Kit book
  • Teach Yourself Visually Crochet book

Borrowing a Crochet Kit

  • Patrons with a Yorba Linda Public Library card in good standing can check out a crochet kit.
  • Crochet kits check out for six (6) weeks and are non-renewable.
  • Only one crochet kit can be checked out at a time per card.
  • Fines and Fees: A fee of 20 cents per day will be charged if a crochet kit is overdue.
  • A replacement fee of up to $95 per crochet kit will be charged if the crochet kit or any of the items included in the kit are damaged or lost.

Calligraphy/Watercolor Kits

About the Calligraphy Kits and Watercolor Calligraphy Kits

The Library has two different types of calligraphy kits available to borrow. The Calligraphy Kit includes markers, books and a tracing box, to get you started in learning the basics of traditional calligraphy. The Watercolor Calligraphy Kit includes brush pens, books, and practice cloths to get you started with learning the basics of brush lettering.

Included in the Calligraphy Kit

  • Simply Calligraphy Beginners Guide – Book
  • Calligraphy for Kids – Book
  • LED Tracing Light Box
  • Calligraphy Marker

Included in the Watercolor Calligraphy Kit

  • Chinese Brush Painting Bible -Book
  • The Art of Watercolor Lettering -Book
  • 6pc Watercolor Brush Set
  • Writing Magic Cloth

Borrowing a Kit

  • Patrons 13 and older with a Yorba Linda Public Library card in good standing can check out either kit.
  • Kits check out for three (3) weeks and are non-renewable.
  • Only one kit can be checked out at a time per card.
  • Fines and Fees: A fee of 20 cents per day will be charged if a calligraphy kit is overdue.
  • A replacement fee of up to $44 for watercolor calligraphy kits and $66 for calligraphy kits will be charged if the kit or any of the items included in the kit are damaged or lost.

Thank you to California State Library Services for providing the funding for the craft kits.