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As required by executive order — all library patrons are now required to wear a face mask or covering to enter any WCPL location for the next 30 days.

The Bob Kirby & Smiths Grove Branches are now open with limited hours and access. Curbside service is available at all locations.
• Visit https://warrenpl.org/curbside/ for more information •

Idea Lab – Creative Resources

3D Printing Resources

Design & Create

Discover — File-sharing Sites

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Pottery Resources

Create & Learn

Pottery Supplies  – Mid-South Ceramic Supply

WCPL stocks the Idea Lab with Mid-South Ceramic’s 610T White Stoneware Clay and Opulence Glazes. Check out their website for more information regarding their products.

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Graphic Design Resources

You can use these free programs to create designs for posters or t-shirts. You can also create SVG designs which can be imported in to Easel and VinylMaster to create cut files.

Vector

  • Vectr – Create SVG, PNG, JPG files (Platform: web/desktop)
  • Inkscape – Create SVG, PNG, JPG, PDF files (Platform: desktop)
  • Gravit – Create PDF, SVG files (Platform: web/desktop)

Raster

  • Pixlr – Create PNG, JPG, BMP, TIFF files (Platform: web)
  • GIMP – Create PNG, JPG, BMP, TIFF, and more file types (Platform: desktop)
  • Canva – Create custom PDFs from templates (Platform: web)

Vector vs Raster: Raster graphics are composed of pixels, and vector graphics are composed of paths. Raster graphics cannot be scaled larger without losing quality and become blocky and fuzzy (pixelated). Vector graphics can be scaled to any size without loss of quality.

Vinyl Resources

Adhesive/Heat Transfer Vinyl

You can use these free programs to create designs for t-shirts. You can also create SVG designs which can be imported in to VinylMaster to create cut files.

  • Vectr – Create SVG, PNG, JPG files (Platform: web/desktop)
  • Inkscape – Create SVG, PNG, JPG, PDF files (Platform: desktop)
  • Gravit – Create PDF, SVG files (Platform: web/desktop)

Heat Transfer Vinyl

Carvey – Tabletop CNC Router Resources

Design & Create

  • Easel – Create your Carvey projects using this free web-based platform
  • Invetables Projects – Get inspired for your next Carvey project

You can use these free programs to create designs for posters or t-shirts. You can also create SVG designs which can be imported in to Easel to create cut files.

  • Vectr – Create SVG, PNG, JPG files (Platform: web/desktop)
  • Inkscape – Create SVG, PNG, JPG, PDF files (Platform: desktop)
  • Gravit – Create PDF, SVG files (Platform: web/desktop)

Supplies

  • Inventables Store – Purchase materials directly from the creators of Carvey — Inventables
  • Walnut Hollow – Purchase wood blanks for carving projects
  • WoodCrafter – Purchase wood blanks for carving projects

Sewing Resources

Create & Learn

  • Creativebug – Use your library card to explore your creative side with video classes in arts & crafts, including painting, drawing, papercraft, sewing, knitting, daily challenges, and more.
  • Craftsy – A crafting blog with sewing fundamentals, techniques, pattern making, and more.

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Embroidery Resources

Please note: the Idea Lab does has BES 4 Dream Edition embroidery software for use in the makerspace.

Create & Learn

  • Creativebug – Use your library card to explore your creative side with video classes in arts & crafts, including painting, drawing, papercraft, sewing, knitting, daily challenges, and more.
  • Stitching Sewcial – Brother’s blog on sewing, embroidering, and more.
  • Crafting Projects – Tutorials and projects from the Brother site

Purchase Designs

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