By Lauren Lipton

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — November is craft month in Philadelphia and the fun is just beginning.

“CraftNOW Create will be on Saturday November 11th at the Kimmel Center where we will have about a dozen organizations conducting hands on and live demonstrations,” said Layla Cartierthe executive director of CraftNOW.

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“There’s working with clay, woodworking, you can make buttons with the fabric workshop museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be doing an embroidery project. A lot of the projects are make and take so people can come and make something and take it home with them.”

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The activities kick off this week with the Philadelphia Museum of Art craft show, the first of its kind in the country.

“Philadelphia has a long history with decorative arts, hand-made crafts, it goes back to the foundation of the country when European styles were coming over to America and being handcrafted here in Philadelphia.”

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