Books + Magazines

Top 5 Must-Have DIY Crochet Tomes

Published on March 18th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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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 [&hellip... Read More


Handmade Reviews

Recycled Jewelry: Where Has Your Jewelry Been?

Published on March 17th, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

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At the heart of the green crafting movement are artists using bizarre materials to make their crafts. I absolutely love making and wearing jewelry made out of unexpected materials. When has a gold heart necklace from [&hellip... Read More


Accessories

Careful With Those Bags, Darling!

Published on March 14th, 2008 | by Emma Henderson

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After a long running campaign to ban plastic bags in the U.K, Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced this week a plan to introduce a tax on plastic bags. Fantastic news! We can rid [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: New! Rowan’s PureLife

Published on March 13th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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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 [&hellip... Read More


Events + Contests

Craft Con 2008: Help me. Help you.

Published on March 12th, 2008 | by Autumn Wiggins

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Last March in Pittsburgh, the first annual Craft Congress was held. Fifty organizers and icons of the indie craft movement gathered over a weekend to share knowledge and eat cupcakes. I was lucky enough to be [&hellip... Read More


Fabrics

Fabulous Fabrics: Harmony Art Organic Design

Published on March 11th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen

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Designer Harmony Susalla has created fabrics for everyone from Target and Costco to Hot Topic and Tony Hawk. In 1998, she co-founded Harmony Art Organic Design and launched her own line of organic fabrics. The current [&hellip... Read More


Events + Contests

Green Pop Shop at Poppytalk Handmade

Published on March 11th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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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 [&hellip... Read More


Clothing + Fashion

Green Crafter Highlight: Meet Sweet Pepita!

Published on March 10th, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

Even our littlest crafters deserve hip eco-friendly clothing, and that is exactly what you will find at Sweet Pepita. This green crafter extraordinaire dropped her metalsmithing tools for a sewing machine after the birth of her [&hellip... Read More


Paper Crafts

Recycled Newspaper Crafts

Published on March 10th, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

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Here at Crafting in a Green World, we clearly like crafting with recycling paper! Emma’s post on maps and Autumn’s posts on recycling folded paper and Playing Card Bags made me want to risk the paper cuts [&hellip... Read More


Handmade Reviews

Journals to Check Out

Published on March 10th, 2008 | by Kelly Rand

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I have about a gazillion journals. They can be found stashed all about my house, so as to be within easy reach when an idea strikes (at least that’s what I tell myself). In truth, my [&hellip... Read More


Handmade Reviews

Mapping It Out

Published on March 10th, 2008 | by Emma Henderson

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Maybe its because I’m longing for a good holiday or perhaps its just that I love the colours and endless possibilities of maps but I’ve been seeing them all over the place recently. This image forms [&hellip... Read More


Handmade Reviews

Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

Published on March 9th, 2008 | by Autumn Wiggins

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A traditional Easter requires quite a bit of wasteful accoutrement. If you are trying to go green, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Maybe you’re already making preparations to color eggs with natural dyes, or [&hellip... Read More


Sewing

How To Buy A Used Sewing Machine

Published on March 6th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen

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Being green and being thrifty often coincide. This is definitely true for large purchases like sewing machines. Just like with cars, people don’t always wait until a sewing machine has completely worn out before trading up [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Da’vida Fair Trade

Published on March 6th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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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. [&hellip... Read More


Craftivism

Fake Plastic Flower Death Squad

Published on March 5th, 2008 | by Autumn Wiggins

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Every time I go into a craft store, I visibly cringe while walking past the “floral” department. Some marketing genius decided to refer to them all as “silk” flowers, rather than what they really are: horribly [&hellip... Read More


Fabrics

Fabulous Fabrics: Organic Cotton from Mod Green Pod

Published on March 4th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen

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Victoria has been profiling some great natural, organic, and recycled yarns for knitting and crochet in her Yearn-Worthy Yarns series. But when it’s time to sit down to the sewing machine, what’s a green crafter to [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Tools to Use: Scissors

Published on March 3rd, 2008 | by Kelly Rand

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Another thing to consider when crafting with an environmental conscious are your tools and what they are made from. Tools made from recycled or sustainable materials are out there and available for use. One of the [&hellip... Read More


Artsy Things

Recycled Glass Art

Published on March 3rd, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

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I am having such a great time discovering artists using recycled materials in their crafts. I was so excited about this recycled glass artist, I could barely wait until Monday to share it with the CAGW [&hellip... Read More


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