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Sylva-- The monthly Creating Community Workshop starts at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 2 in the Atrium of the Jackson County Public Library. This month's workshop is a two-part Macrame class that will be continued on July 9 at the same time.

Participants will learn the basic macrame knots (square knot, half knot, half hitch, larks head, gathering knot) needed to create a project. Things to consider when creating a macrame project will also be discussed. All supplies will be provided. The second class is more advanced. Participants will create a 30 to 32 inch, 4-strand plant hanger using cotton cord and beads. The class will briefly cover the basic knots and things to consider to start a design. All supplies will be provided, the only prerequisite is to have some basic knowledge of macrame or completion of the basics class taught a week before. The class is limited to 10 participants. To register call the Library at 586-2016

"My life has led me to many places; I was born and raised in Mecklenburg County, N.C. I graduated from college in Charleston, S.C. My career relocated me from Charleston to West Palm Beach, Florida. I have much family in Western North Carolina which was one of the reasons I made the big move to Jackson County in 2009. In mid-2020, I purchased a home in Franklin, N.C. where I presently live and work. I have one amazing son and two precious grandsons who reside in South Carolina.

As a child, I was always intrigued with arts and crafts. I was introduced to macrame in the 8th grade; at that time a popular craft which has gained much popularity in the past 3 years. I consider any art form an outlet where I can relax and express my creativity.

Outside of work, I enjoy venturing out in the wilderness, family and friends time, engaging in community service, and creating artful things." -- Wynette Wiles

For more information, please call the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at 586-2016. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.