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DIY & HOBBIES

 

DATABASES

  • Antiques Reference
    Learn how to evaluate antique collections. Sponsored by Mourot Decorative Arts Fund.

  • AtoZ World Food
    A comprehensive food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world.

  • AtoZ World Travel
    A comprehensive travel resource with information about food, culture, language, and more.

 

 

ONLINE COURSES

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!

Introduction to Guitar
Master basic guitar skills.

Start Your Own Edible Garden
Learn how to grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard.

 

 

WEBSITES

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Sewing Guild
The Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is part of the national, nonprofit American Sewing Guild for people of all skill levels who love to sew. Find out about local events and chapters, and check out their newsletter.

Northern Virginia Bead Society
Founded in 1992, the Northern Virginia Bead Society promotes and encourages the appreciation of beads and beading through education and its network of members.

Potomac Fiber Arts Guild
An association of fiber artists and craftsmen located in and around the Washington, D.C area, the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild actively promotes fiber arts and artists in many ways.

Ravelry
A social network site for knitters and crocheters.

Knitty
Launched in 2002, Knitty is the longest-running free knitting magazine on the web with knitting patterns and articles galore.

Alexandria Farmers' Markets
Information on Alexandria Farmers’ Markets.

Alexandria's Community Gardens
The City offers opportunities for the public to participate in community gardening to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Chinquapin Organic Gardens
Chinquapin Organic Gardens is a community garden located in Alexandria, which offers annual rentals to area residents.

Alexandria Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension
The Alexandria VCE Site includes information on local educational programs and online guides, including the latest Pest Management Guides.

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia
Master gardeners of Northern Virginia provide plant clinics at several area locations to offer free advice on planting and maintaining plants.

Virginia Native Plant Society
Founded in 1982, the Virginia Native Plant Society is a nonprofit organization of individuals who share an interest in Virginia’s native plants and habitats.

Garden Club of Virginia
Information on the Garden Club of Virginia and ticket information to the annual Historic Garden Week.

Antiques Roadshow
Official site of the popular PBS show.