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Library Invites Community to Get Crafty with Mary Mulari’s Take and Make Kit

Mar 09, 2021 04:59PM ● By Editor
Photo: Grand Marais Public Library

From the Grand Marais Public Library - January 9, 2021

This March, Grand Marais Public Library is on a mission to distribute 30 of Arrowhead Library System’s Make Your Own Treasure Bag Take and Make Kits. Although the kits will be available to pick up March 15 - 31, Cook County community members of all ages are welcome to contact the library now to get on the recipient’s list, which will close once all 30 kits are claimed. 

The Make Your Own Treasure Bag project was designed by Mary Mulari, the nationally recognized sewing enthusiast who, in prior years, brought Legacy programs such as Vintage & New Age Aprons and Recycle, Repurpose, and Restyle to the Grand Marais Public Library. Said Library Director Amanda St. John, “Mary is a huge hit every time she comes to Cook County, and she’s so eager to encourage anyone to sew. The treasure bag project could be the beginning of your new hobby.”

Each Treasure Bag kit includes fabric, supplies, and instructions to create one felt treasure bag. Sew it by hand or by machine. Store gifts, candy, a baseball or other treasures in the easy-to-sew bag. A supplemental step-by-step video tutorial can be found on YouTube by searching for Treasure Bag Craft. A special thanks to the East Range Development Achievement Center (ERDAC) in Eveleth for kit assembly and Hoyt Lakes Public Library Director Sue Sowers for filming the how-to tutorial.

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Explore, learn, create and connect with Grand Marais Public Library by calling 218-387-1140, or visiting online at 

Amanda St John, Library Director 
(218) 387-1140
[email protected]
Grand Marais Public Library
104 2nd Ave W, Box 280
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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