Every Tuesday morning, a talented group of ladies gather at the Liberty Municipal Library for an hour or two of camaraderie and creativity as they record and visit their crafts. The Lost Arts Club, as the group is known, has been in existence for over a decade and some of the members have been part of the club since its inception.
at 10 a.m., the ladies gather around several round tables and engage in their handicrafts—crochet, embroidery, knitting, embroidery, cross-stitch, quilting, and other projects—and enjoy the special friendships that have grown over the years. There is always a lot of laughter.
The group has a long history of making special gifts for others. Throughout the year they undertake projects such as supporting our country’s troops with knitted scarves and hats and other items. Every winter they make warm, beautiful fleece blankets for the children at Buckner Children’s Village in Beaumont.
They have supported The Bridge in Pasadena, where victims of various types of abuse or homelessness have been recipients of blankets and other handcrafted items. They’ve also made warm, cozy blankets for police and firefighters to give to children in need, and they’ve done the same for children in CPS care who need a little more comfort in their lives.
The group occasionally undertakes special projects. Recently they were asked to make a baby blanket out of crocheted squares made by a woman who is no longer alive. The pastel colored squares were different sizes and untied and could easily have unraveled. One of the Lost Arts Club members tied off all the squares, found matching yarn and added crochet stitching to the squares so they had a more uniform shape, then carefully crocheted them all together to create the pastel white blanket top. Then it was given a soft white back and a satin ribbon edge. The blanket is beautiful and will be enjoyed by a new little boy soon. It will become a treasured keepsake for the family.
The Lost Arts Club welcomes new members. There are no fees or charges. The group meets to enjoy each other’s company and gather inspiration to continue creating needlework and crafts and teaching these skills to anyone who wishes to learn. They also love to learn new skills and welcome anyone who wants to demonstrate their craft.
For more information about the Lost Arts Club, please call the Liberty Municipal Library at 936-336-8901. The library is located at the Geraldine D. Humphreys Cultural Center at 1710 Sam Houston Street in Liberty. The opening times are Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.