Monthly Archives: June 2011

Fab Fabrics: Undyed Hemp Fabric

June 29th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

We got a note from a reader recently who is looking to switch to an eco-friendly option for her hand-dyed and printed fabrics. The trouble is, she couldn't track down a source for undyed eco-fabrics

How To: Make a Peacock Fascinator from Scrap Felt

June 28th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

If you have felt scraps in a range of sizes, you can whip up this simple, sweet peacock fascinator! Peacock feathers are mega hip right now, but for vegan crafters, the real deal is off limits. Luckily, with some eco-fi felt and a little bit of crafty know-how, you can whip up a cruelty-free fascinator that's just as lovely

Green Crafter: Peaces of Indigo

June 24th, 2011 | by Karen Lee

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, mining precious metals is one of the biggest environmental nightmares. Tons of toxic chemicals like cyanide and mercury are used to produce and refine precious metals. It is estimated that about 2.9 pounds of mercury is released for every 2.2 pounds of gold produced.  And with that in mind, Dawanna of Peaces of Indigo recycles silver, gold, and bronze to make jewelry

Finding Green Craft Inspiration

June 23rd, 2011 | by Karen Lee

Do you ever feel like you are burnt out from green crafting? Or have you ever hit a dry spell with reusing and repurposing? I mean, how many different ways can you upcycle t-shirts? I'm sure you've had moments when you can not think of one more way to use up a scrap of fabric. So where do you find inspiration? How can you find the creativity to continue to craft reusing materials

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