DEC 2021 / Spotlight on IAC Member and Teacher Emily Blair

DEC 2021 / Spotlight on IAC Member and Teacher Emily Blair


The Islip Bulletin recently interviewed Emily Blair, a local student/entrepreneur and member of the Islip Arts Council, who turned her hobby into a successful small business that gives back to nonprofits. After watching a popular online video about no-hook hand crocheting blankets, she decided to give it a try and enjoyed it so much she continues to make blankets with a purpose. Read her story here.

Emily is teaching a “No Hook Hand Crocheting” class at the Islip Arts Council Gallery in the Westfield South Shore Mall. She is running two sessions of the class on Dec. 4 and 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. Blair said, she wants to share her tips and tricks that she wished she had known when starting out. 



Founded in 1976, the Islip Arts Council is dedicated to leadership, advocacy, and excellence in the arts. Our goal is to present, produce, and promote culturally responsive, high quality programs in varied artistic disciplines for our diverse  Long Island community.


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South Shore Mall
1701 Sunrise Highway
Bay Shore, NY 11706
(Next to Dick's Sporting Goods)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am–4pm
Closed Sunday and Monday.