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  • Top 5 Must-Have DIY Crochet Tomes

    Often the second banana to the world of knitting, crochet is steadily gaining more followers thanks to just how easy it is to pick up the hobby. Instead of using two needles, all you need is a ball of yarn and a crochet hook to create everything from toys and toaster covers to sweaters and […] More

  • Yearn-Worthy Yarns: New! Rowan’s PureLife

    Internationally known for their knitting books, seasonal pattern magazines and luxurious wool yarns, England’s Rowan Yarns has finally ventured into the world of sustainable fibers. Available in DK/light worsted weight, Rowan’s 100% organic cotton PureLife yarn is already winning over crafters. “Our organically grown naturally dyed yarn is colored with plant dyes and due to […] More

  • Green Pop Shop at Poppytalk Handmade

    Spring is right around the corner – the perfect time to refresh your home with a few new, eco-friendly items. Started by indie Canadian design blogger Jan, Poppytalk Handmade is like an online farmer’s market for handmade goodies (why didn’t we think of that!?). As luck would have it, this month’s theme for the showcase […] More

  • Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Da’vida Fair Trade

    Organic yarns have been the majority of the fibers featured in our Yearn-Worthy Yarns series thus far. For this week’s installment, we are covering another vital element of green living and sustainable production – fair trade. Wikipedia explains fair trade quite clearly as “an organized social movement and market-based approach to alleviating global poverty and […] More

  • Join BurdaStyle’s First Mini Sewalong Challenge

    Looking to add some spice to your Spring wardrobe? Need a new creative project to work on? We introduced you to Burda Style during the early days of our blog. Now its time to share the details for their first mini-challenge for all the sewers out there. How do you enter? All you have to […] More

  • Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Knit One, Crochet Too

    It’s not often that I write about a specific yarn instead of a whole company’s collective offerings. Rare as it is, I couldn’t resist when it comes to Knit One, Crochet Too‘s 2nd Time Cotton yarn. I first heard about 2nd Time Cotton in Knit 1 Magazine’s first green issue (Summer 2007), which features the […] More

  • ReadyMade Readers Renew Broken Umbrellas

    When was the last time you cleaned out your attic? How about your basement? Are there still boxes sitting around from when you first moved in years ago? Under all that dust and clutter, I bet there are some pretty random things lying around your home – you know, in those far reaches that rarely, […] More

  • Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Kollage

    Pop corn, corn on the cob, creamed corn, corn chips, corn flakes … and yarn? Admittedly, when I think of the hearty, diverse vegetable we know as corn (maize to the Native Americans who received the seeds from tribes in what is now Mexico), I don’t usually think of making sweaters and purses. Alabama-based Kollage […] More

  • Green Crafty Q&A: Weaving Plastic Bags

    The Crafting A Green World Q&A series returns for its second installment – this time fueled by one of our long-time readers, Tamara. Q: Help! I am looking for a place that will show me how to basket weave plastic bags that does not require me to know how to knit or crochet. – Tamara […] More

  • Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Lanaknits Hemp Yarns

    Before you have visions of joint-smoking hippies in itchy clothing fill your mind, let us clear the air about hemp first. It is a common misconception that hemp and marijuana are the same thing – they are not. Though they come from the same species of plant, Cannabis sativa L., they are polar opposite varieties. […] More

  • Making Crafting Safe for You and the Planet

    Do you ever wonder where that smell in your paint set comes from? If there was an ingredients list on your crafting supplies, similar to those on food and beverages, you might not like what you see. It’s ironic that such a relaxing, restoring and expressive activity—making art and crafts—can also be so toxic. Although […] More

  • Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Mango Moon

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Michigan based Mango Moon Yarns takes the last two steps of that now infamous eco-mantra to another level. Working with the Nepali Women’s Empowerment Group, Mango Moon creates unspeakably vivid yarns made from recycled fibers. The N-WEG, an NGO organization, welcomes abused women to their shelter, where they harness their native knitting […] More

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