Natural Crafts Featured in New Magazine

Living Crafts MagazineCould this be a dream? A seasonal hallucination brought on by all those sugar cookies and colorful icing?

No – it’s true! A new magazine has premiered on newsstands that features “handcrafted projects and content that use natural and organic materials derived from sustainable and recycled materials.”

Debuting with their Winter 2008 issue, Living Crafts magazine will be published quarterly and is currently available at bookstores, via subscription and at major crafty events. I haven’t had a chance to flip through a copy yet, but from the info on their website, it sounds like a gem:

Enjoy a variety of projects from knitting, sewing, and doll making to soulful articles on bead necklaces and felting in our premiere issue of Living Crafts. We have included simple projects for beginners and children, like making felt hearts and a simple beeswax modeling project for children. But there is something for everyone. Don’t miss our exciting feature and pattern for a magnificent sweater designed by Suss Cousins, which can be worn casually with jeans or easily dressed up. To complete the look, we have included another wonderful pattern for needle-felted matching earrings made of a mixture of wool beads and pearls. With the holiday season around the corner, check out some of the great gift ideas we have included, step-by-step color illustrations, and patterns to inspire you to create something handmade for your loved ones.

Have you spotted a copy of this new crafting title in your local bookstore? Given it a good read? Let us know what you think of Living Crafts!

Haven’t gotten your hands on Living Crafts yet? What do you think will be vital for a green, crafty magazine to succeed? Unique projects? Crafter profiles? Creative supplies’ features? You tell us!

Written by Victoria Everman

I think of myself as a creatively versatile eco-powerhouse. Freelance writer, life-long model, on-camera personality, public speaker, official U.S. spokesperson for Twice Shy Clothing - I'm a classic Renaissance woman and mistress-of-all-trades.

Though my days of growing up in the corn fields of central Indiana are behind me, forgetting where I came from is not an option. I lost my father unexpectedly in March of 2006, months before moving from NYC to San Francisco, which helped to amplify my zest for life and thirst to help change the world.

Perpetually looking for fresh ways to share my unquenchable green knowledge, I blog about everything eco on my own website, as well as for All Green Magazine and select others. Additionally, I am the editor/head writer of Crafting a Green World (part of the Green Options blog network) and a writer/web editor for Building Green TV. My diverse articles have been published in variety of reputable magazines, such as: Yoga Journal, Venus, CRAFT, Yogi Times, Recovery Solutions, M+F, and Office Solutions.

In my spare time, you can find me knitting, reading, singing, taking pictures, practicing yoga, taking long walks, and working on my first non-fiction book. Other random facts about me: I'm a Buddhist, latex fan, have four tattoos, and an attempting locavore.



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  1. Hi Emily,

    I agree with you on both counts. It would be great to see some features on things to do with toilet paper and paper towel rolls, leftover glass jars from tea and pasta sauce … etc.


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