Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Lanaknits Hemp Yarns

Published on February 14th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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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 [&hellip... Read More


Paper Crafts

Happiness is Recycling Folded Paper

Published on February 13th, 2008 | by Autumn Wiggins

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Origami SackLet me guess, you have a ream of 100% recycled, Rain Forest Alliance Certified paper conveniently stacked next to the printer. You earn additional eco-brownie points by printing on both sides of each sheet. Good for you! Now, don't take off running for the recycle bin. Your humble memo may be destined for a higher purpose before meeting it's maker. We are all familiar with tiny paper cranes and jumping frogs in the world of origami.These popular characters often require a specialized paper that is thin and square. However, if you think outside the box, then you can make a box, along with many other useful items... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Making Crafting Safe for You and the Planet

Published on February 12th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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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 [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Green Craft Supply Alert!

Published on February 11th, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

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I have just discovered Smencils and had to share them with the world! Smencils are gourmet scented pencils made from 100% recycled newspaper. You can even see the layers of newspapers when they are sharpened! The [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Mango Moon

Published on February 7th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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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 [&hellip... Read More


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


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