Fourth grader Hannah Lindstrom of SES tries her hand at hula hoop weaving at the Stettler Public Library on Tuesday

Fourth grader Hannah Lindstrom of SES tries her hand at hula hoop weaving at the Stettler Public Library on Tuesday

Hula hoop weaving adds a dash of colour on a winter afternoon

A corner of the Stettler Public Library was transformed into myriad hues of vibrant colours as children made the most of their off-day.

A corner of the Stettler Public Library was transformed into myriad hues of vibrant colours as children made the most of their holiday on Tuesday, Feb. 16 trying out a new skill of decorating hula hoops with various bright-coloured recycled material and threads.

“Actually this was an idea that Mary discovered and it looked really fun and interesting,” said Crystal Friars, assistant manager, Stettler Public Library in reference to library manager Zazelenchuk. “Seeing that I am one of the crafty ones here at the library, I got the chance to lead the workshop and I must say that I love trying new ideas myself.”

The workshop was fully attended with six attendees as they let their creativity take over.

“Everyone learned something new such as recycling because we used old t-shirts to make the project and it really gave everyone the idea to think outside the box or hoop for that matter,” explained Friars. “The ones that were completed on Tuesday would make perfect kitchen chair seat cushions once they were released from their hoop, but if you kept them in the hoop frame they would make very beautiful wall decorations.”

Providing the community with hands-on workshops has become a trend with the library as they come up with new ideas to engage children, youth and adults.

“We think that it is important for everyone to walk away with a skill that they have learned hands-on instead of learning about the idea of the project,” added Friars. “Through these workshops they can walk away with completed projects instead of an idea for later.”