About Kelly Rand

Kelly Rand Kelly covers visual arts in and around Washington, DC for DCist and is editor of Crafting a Green World. Kelly has also been published by Bust Magazine and you can find her byline at Indie Fixx and Etsy’s Storque and has taught in Etsy’s virtual lab on the topic of green crafting. Kelly helps organize Crafty Bastards: Arts and Crafts Fair, one of the largest indie craft fairs on the east coast and has served on the Craft Bastard’s jury since 2007. Kelly is also co-founder of Hello Craft a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the advancement of independent crafters and the handmade movement. Kelly resides in Washington, D.C. and believes that handmade will save the world.



Author Archives: Kelly Rand

April is Stash Busting Month!

April 12th, 2011 | by Kelly Rand

It's that time of year again. Time to pledge your allegiance to buy no new craft supplies and materials and only use what you have. Can you make it for the entire month


ReSew Giveaway and Tutorial!

March 3rd, 2011 | by Kelly Rand

I always seem to accumulate a stash of unloved clothes picked over from my closet. This pile consists of clothes that are no longer fit, or need heavy mending, or have acquired an unbeatable stain. I keep this pile with dreams of swapping with friends or donating to Goodwill. But now ReSew, a new book out by Jenny Wilding Cardon has me eyeing my discard pile with a new eye


Are You an Artist or a Crafter?

January 27th, 2011 | by Kelly Rand

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the difference between craft and art. Primarily my question is: if I am a crafter, at what point do I become an artist


How-to: Tree Stump Card Holder

January 11th, 2011 | by Kelly Rand

Packing bright holiday cheer back into boxes can make your home seem a little lonely after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Not to mention that the bags of wrapping and packaging are enough to make any eco conscience a little bit guilty. Luckily, there are creative ways to use holiday décor in a whole new way as winter persists. This simple three step tutorial offers several decorating tips for a Christmas tree stump card holder – an eco friendly and free winter craft that you can make from your Christmas tree or leftover tree lot stumps


Help Support your Favorite Writers

November 8th, 2010 | by Kelly Rand

Crafting a Green World's authors are supported by a revenue-sharing agreement with the company that operates Crafting a Green World, Important Media. Of course, it's never enough to make a real living, so if you want to make sure this author keeps making great info available, consider leaving a tip.


Greening the Cooper-Hewitt

July 8th, 2010 | by Kelly Rand

Over on the Daily Beast, curator Ellen Lupton, talks about how the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum greened up their show Why [&hellip



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