Crafting and the Arts

Get creative and active with items you can borrow with your library membership.

Crafting and Arts resources

Art Gallery of Hamilton Passes

Borrow an Art Gallery of Hamilton pass that covers entrance for up to four adults (children and students are free) to the Art Gallery of Hamilton. These passes are sponsored by incite Foundation for the Arts.

Embroidery Machine

Adults can borrow a Brother embroidery machine (PE550D) for 14-days with their Library card. Users must supply their own thread and stabilizer. Note, the machine cannot be used with heavy materials, such as leather, canvas or heavy denim. Watch a YouTube overview of the machine.

Pick-up/return at Main Branch only.

Cricut Machine 

Adults can borrow a Cricut Maker machine for 14-days. To use, people must create a Circut Design Space account and supply their own paper and/or cutting materials. How to videos can be seen on the Cricut website and YouTube page. Note - this is a Cricut Maker machine.

Pick-up/return at Main Branch only.

Silhouette Electronic Cutter

The Silhouette Cameo 3 electronic cutter cuts designs from paper, vinyl and other thin material for professional looking projects. The machine is available to use at our Main Branch for free with your library card on a first come, first served basis. You provide your own material.

Cricut cartridges

Borrow a cartridge to use with your Cricut, Cricut Create or Cricut Expression cutting machine and cut out some new designs.

Sewing Machines

Borrow the Singer Tradition 2277  or

Singer Fashion Mate 7256 for your sewing project for up to two weeks.

Button Maker

Create your own wearable art with the easy to use FLEX 2000 button maker. The button maker is available to use in the library for free with your library card. Supply kits to make 5 buttons are available to purchase for 55 cents each. 25 buttons can be made at a time with supplies purchased from the Library. Larger amounts can be made if you provide your own supplies. Watch a video on how to use the button maker.

Photo Light Box

The photo light box kit is perfect for shooting well-lit pictures of small objects using smartphones and cameras. You can adjust the lighting and it comes with several coloured backgrounds.

Check it out for two weeks with your adult library card.

Green Screen Kit

Create amazing effects in your photos or videos with a green screen kit. The kit comes with a foldable green screen and mounting pole. Two kits are available to borrow for two weeks with an adult library card. Many instructional videos on green screen effects can be viewed for free with your library card through the Library's LinkedIn Learning database.