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  • 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

  • EcoGlue Review

    Go take a look at the adhesives you use in your crafting. Go ahead, I’ll wait here. Back? Ok, good. What is the one thing that they probably have in common? Does it say somewhere “use in well ventilated area” or some similar warning? Well, that warning often accompanies many of the glue and adhesive […] More

  • Yearn Worthy Yarn: Fox Fiber

    Sally Fox started growing colored cotton in the 1980’s. Concerned about the mass quantities of pesticides used in cotton growing, Fox researched different cotton breeds that were naturally resistant to pests and developed those breeds that were easily spun into yarn. Over the years she has developed these plants and now produces green, brown, buffalo […] More

  • Fabulous Fabrics: Why Bamboo Often Isn’t

    As sustainable fabrics go, bamboo certainly has buzz on its side.  I’ll admit to having fallen under its spell, though I ended up fairly unhappy with the durability of the socks and sheets I purchased while trying to avoid non-organic cotton. Living here in Austin, I can attest that under the right conditions, bamboo doesn’t […] More

  • Folksy – Make, Sell, Buy

    Folksy is a new online place for you crafty people in the UK, to make, sell and buy. Folksy champions cool crafts and design talent. It connects designers and crafters who have great things to sell with other like minded people who want individual, quality items that are made with love. You can search Folksy […] More

  • Next Carnival of Green Crafts Coming Up!

    The sixth Carnival of Green Crafts is Thursday at Smidge. If you’re going to submit a post, why not do it today? If you’re not, why not?  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 […] More

  • Mosaics, Anyone? Recycled Glass To The Rescue!

    When Great Green Goods mentioned Bedrock Industries and their recycled glass robot people on Monday, I knew I should pop over and check it out.  Why?  Well, I love robots.  Who doesn’t?  But what actually caught my eye was this part of the Great Green Goods post: “They have a large selection of tile and […] More

  • Yearn Worthy Yarn: Newspaper

    If you find yourself gathering your daily news from internet blogs and the Daily Show and less and less from a physical newspaper, you might be interested in learning about this yarn (on the internet, nach.) For those hip to the online craft world, this might not be news to you, but to us here […] More

  • Craft Mutiny Craft Swap

    While we’ve already covered passed crafting supply swaps like the one in Richmond, VA, we would be remiss if we didn’t tell you about one coming up that if in the Washington, D.C. area – you could participate in! This coming Sunday, the Craft Mutiny Arts and Crafts Collective is having a Supply Swap at […] More

  • Carnival of Green Crafts #5

    Welcome to the fifth Carnival of Green Crafts! Another carnival, another bunch of craft-a-licious green goodness.  A bunch of, um, somewhat disturbing craftiness.  Glue sniffing.  Hitting things with sticks.  Metal saws. What the heck are you people up to out there? Before we begin, a few administrative notes: The sixth Carnival will head to Canada […] More

  • Yearn Worthy Yarn: Sea Silk

    Yarn is such an amazingly versatile material. It can be made out of practically anything. I am still amazed at what yarn can be made from, and even more amazed that it can be a fine looking, soft feeling yarn to boot. Sea Silk yarn is one such yarn that rocks my socks off. This […] More

  • Origami and a Movie

    I love those NetFlix commercials where all the different movie characters deliver themselves around the neighborhood. Maybe the fantistic voyage the actual envelopes take is less evocative than portrayed, but you have to give them props for the clever design that allows the movie to be returned in the same packaging. All you are left […] More

  • Creativity 350 Winners Announced

    The winners of the Creativity 350 challenge have been announced! In the crafts section, the winner is 350 Save Mother Earth by PEACEANDALLTHATJAZZ. In the t-shirt design section, the winner is Equilibrium 350 by artoo1121.  See the winners here, and congratulations to both of them! As Kelly told us back in June, the Creativity 350 […] More

  • Fabulous Fabrics: Pippijoe Hemp (Australia)

    What is going on down under, folks?  There are some rockin’ fabric makers in Australia, Pippijoe is another great source for limited edition, hand screen printed fabrics.  They print on both a 55% hemp / 45% cotton blend and a 100% hemp fabric using environmentally friendly inks. The fabrics are described as “soft to touch […] More

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