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  • Yoga for Crafters Part Four: Leg Stretches

    [Creative Commons photo by enthusiast_rocks ] We’re right smack in the middle of Fall festival season, and I’ve been sewing up a storm! All that time hunched over the cutting table and sewing machine is definitely taking its toll on my body, and I’m sure I’m not the only crafter that suffers aches and pains […] More

  • Crafting a Green…Scrapbook?

    This is a guest post by Becky Haas, an amateur crafter/environmentalist who also tries to make a living as a professional musician. You can also find her at the craft blog Sew and So. I’ve caught myself contemplating this quite a bit lately–whether it is actually possible for a craft that relies so heavily on […] More

  • Yoga For Crafters Part Three: Arms and Wrists

    [Creative Commons photo by Eric Ward] We’re right smack in the middle of Fall festival season, and I’ve been sewing up a storm! All that time hunched over the cutting table and sewing machine is definitely taking its toll on my body, and I’m sure I’m not the only crafter that suffers aches and pains […] More

  • A Green Crafting Manifesto

    Do you have a manifesto? I mean, do you have a clear, guiding philosophy through which you can mediate between your sometimes competing identities as an environmentally conscious person and as a person who thinks crafting up cool stuff is awesome? I’ll tell you–a manifesto helps, because sometimes environmentalism and crafting don’t play well together […] More

  • Fabulous Fabrics: Umbrella Prints (Australia)

    Via Kim at fabric junkie blog True Up comes the funky designs of Umbrella Prints. Yes, more Aussies. At this point, I am pricing a move to Australia because it’s obvious they get all the good fabric and it’s just more efficient if I live closer to it.  If you’re reading this and you’re a […] More

  • Yoga For Crafters Part Two: Stretch Your Back

    [Creative Commons photo by Evan Lovely] We’re right smack in the middle of Fall festival season, and I’ve been sewing up a storm! All that time hunched over the cutting table and sewing machine is definitely taking its toll on my body, and I’m sure I’m not the only crafter that suffers aches and pains […] More

  • Crafting Vs. Vinyl (Round 3)

    In the not too distant past I called for an outright ban on using vinyl in any and all craft projects in Crafting Vs. Vinyl (Round 1). I then followed that up with Crafting Vs. Vinyl (Round 2) and explored some possible alternatives to the toxic plastic, but had no such luck on finding a […] More

  • Yoga For Crafters Part One: Your Poor Neck

    [Creative Commons photo by Chris] We’re right smack in the middle of Fall festival season, and I’ve been sewing up a storm! All that time hunched over the cutting table and sewing machine is definitely taking its toll on my body, and I’m sure I’m not the only crafter that suffers aches and pains after […] More

  • Carnival of Green Crafts #7

    Welcome to the seventh Carnival of Green Crafts! This one had an extra day to percolate while I was on my way home from Colorado, the state where my environmental consciousness was born when I was in high school. And though that means the Carnival is a day late, is by no means a dollar […] More

  • DIY: Organic Painting

    One of the things about being an artist that has always bothered me is it’s a hobby (or life) which is geared towards social & political change, yet is entirely toxic to the artist and the earth. Which is an oxymoron that really hit home for me when I became chemically sensitive from the overuse of unsafe materials in unventilated […] More

  • Yearn Worthy Yarn: Miss Hawklet

    In amongst the hand bound books made from mostly recycled materials, you will find some wonderful yarn by Miss Hawklet, made with what she calls “animal friendly” fibers. All of the yarn found in Miss Hawklet’s shop is hand spun and hand dyed by the proprietor herself, Holly Klump. She offers a wide variety of […] More

  • Fabulous Fabrics: Plover Organic Cotton

    Plover Organic is primarily a bedding company, but they sell some of their fabrics by the yard.  Are they green, you ask?  Well, just check out their credentials: All organic fibers used by Plover are certified according to the standards of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) in the United States, and by those of IFOAM […] More

  • Indieconomy

    It’s amazing that I know far more artists and crafters with successful microbrands or intentions of starting one than those who are purely hobbyists. I, for one, so enjoy the process of constructing an identity for my creative outlets. They can define one more than the car you drive, the movies like, or the body […] More

  • Eco-Ween

    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love thinking about what my costume is going to be and how to create my perfect look for that year. I think I’ve only purchased a complete costume maybe once or twice in my life. Half of the fun of Halloween is making your own costume. You […] More

  • The Next Carnival of Green Crafts is Coming Up

    The seventh Carnival of Green Crafts is Thursday here at Crafting A Green World. If you’re going to submit a post, why not do it today?  We’d love to have you! Details here, or submit a post through the submission form. Previous editions of the Carnival of Green Crafts: First Carnival of Green Crafts Second […] More

  • Yearn Worthy Yarn: Schulana Cotton-Silk Natural

    This week I’ve been in the mood to knit with something simple and sweet, so I was pleasantly surprised when I came across Schulana’s Cotton-Silk Natural. This 80-20 blend is made with organic cotton and silk. And while the blend might not make it a completely simple yarn the gentle colors are quite sweet. This […] More

  • Where Are The Men In Organic And Sustainable Fabrics?

    So I’ve been doing the Fabulous Fabrics series for a while, and I’ve been noticing something. HarmonyArt Organic Design, Amenity, Oliveira Textiles, Mod Green Pod, Rubie Green, Kirin & Co, Thea and Sami – all of the designers behind these wonderful fabrics are women. (Right?  Someone correct me if I’m wrong.) Michael Miller Organics stands […] More

  • Diversify Your DIY

    Or make several thousand aluminum flowers… or 250 Aluminum Can Granny Square Tote Bags… or 1000 Aluminum Can Maracas for your kids, because music can help fill the void in your financially depleted soul… or you could smelt all of it into molds to make mod lawn furniture. The possibilities are endless. Bottoms up, my […] More

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