Jewelery + Accessories

Have a Green Valentine’s Day!

Published on February 4th, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

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Valentine’s Day has become more of a headache then heartfelt for most. Poor men are inundated with commercials claiming that if they don’t go to a mall jewelry store, their lover’s family and friends will be [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Manos Del Uruguay

Published on January 31st, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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Now one the premier producer of yarn and garments in South America, Manos Del Uruguay (“hands of Uruguay” in Spanish) began in 1968 when a small group of local women were looking for a way to [&hellip... Read More


Craftivism

Feb 1st: Bleeding Hearts One-Day Benefit Sale

Published on January 30th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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Drilling for oil in Alaska has been a hot environmental topic for the past few years, but it hasn’t been mentioned in the Green Options network for over 6 months. United States primary election coverage has [&hellip... Read More


Paper Crafts

New Life For Leftover Paint Chips

Published on January 28th, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

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We have all had that indecisive moment at the home improvement store. Standing there, staring at the wall of paint samples for what seems like hours, every color starts to blend into the next in the [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Southwest Trading Company

Published on January 24th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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For as long as I can remember, Southwest Trading Company has been a major player in the yarn world. Run by mother-daughter team Jonette Beck and Jonelle Raffino, SWTC claims to have started the “Earth fiber” [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Green Crafty Q&A: Beginner Knitting Tools

Published on January 22nd, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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As Crafting a Green World continues to grow, new ideas and opportunities for us to share our eco-creative experiences are ever flourishing. Today we are premiering our first-ever Q&A segment, which we hope will be the [&hellip... Read More


Books + Magazines

Top 5 Must-Have DIY Knitting Tomes

Published on January 15th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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Who’s ready for some purling!? Knitting may not seem as exciting as football, but for some of us it is our lifeblood. Making something out of (what seems like) nothing is what all of us crafty [&hellip... Read More


Paper Crafts

Junk Mail Love – Part I

Published on January 14th, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

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The book “50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save The Earth” listed stopping unwanted junk mail as its #2 recommendation. Some interesting junk mail statistics from the book include: Each year, 100 million trees are [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: The Wool Peddler

Published on January 10th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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With a name like “The Wool Peddler“, you’d think that Stephanie Shiman’s Vermont-based web store would be full of sheep fibers – au contraire! Though she does offer yarns made from wool, mohair and alpaca, the [&hellip... Read More


Fabrics

Fun With Food! Coloring Yarns and Fabrics

Published on January 8th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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It’s time to take playing with your food to a whole other level. Whether you enjoy spinning your own fibers or buying sustainable yarns and fabrics online, your choice of colors is limited to what the [&hellip... Read More


Accessories

So Much Plastic, So Little Time!

Published on January 7th, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

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According to The Environmental Literacy Council, plastics make up 25% of all waste in landfills when buried. It is a good thing that crafters are finding ways to appropriate this versitale and plentiful material into their [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Blue Sky Alpacas

Published on January 3rd, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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It’s time for the first Yearn-Worthy Yarns installment of 2008. In honor of the New Year and new opportunities for creative endeavors, I chose to feature one of my all-time favorite sustainable yarn brands. Don’t be [&hellip... Read More


Craftivism

The Story of Stuff

Published on December 28th, 2007 | by Melissa Stajda

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This short film is relevant to everyone, but I thought especially to us crafters. Not only do we consume, but we also produce and distribute “stuff”. With the new year commencing in a couple of days, [&hellip... Read More


Accessories

Cozy And Recycled Slippers

Published on December 21st, 2007 | by Melissa Stajda

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Nothing beats a warm pair of slippers on a cold winter morning! Crafters are recycling old sweaters, vintage fabrics, and warm felt into some of the warmest styles for our tired and chilly feet. Why not [&hellip... Read More


Holiday Crafts

DIY Holiday Garland

Published on December 19th, 2007 | by Melissa Stajda

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Garland is such a classic way to decorate fireplace mantels, doorways, and windows during the holidays. We’ve still got plenty of time to get some decorations up before the season is over, so here are some [&hellip... Read More


Books + Magazines

Natural Crafts Featured in New Magazine

Published on December 18th, 2007 | by Victoria Everman

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Could 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 [&hellip... Read More


Holiday Crafts

DIY Holiday Gift Wrap

Published on December 17th, 2007 | by Melissa Stajda

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This year I got a little creative and green with my gift-wrap ideas. Digging through my recycling pile I found many items that could easily stand in for the traditional store-bought supplies. Using alternative gift-wrap is [&hellip... Read More


Handmade Reviews

Jewelry Making with Vintage Finds

Published on December 14th, 2007 | by Melissa Stajda

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Etsy is a great shopping resource, especially for crafting supplies. When you’re looking to make your own jewelry and want one-of-a-kind beads or findings, vintage is the way to go. Making use of vintage supplies is [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Yearn-worthy Yarns: Farmhouse American Wool

Published on December 13th, 2007 | by Victoria Everman

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Another day, another new series premiere here on Crafting a Green World. I’ve already begun work on the next installments of the “Top 5 Must-Have Tomes …” series, but one on-going project is never enough (I’m [&hellip... Read More


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