13 Tips on How to Stay Sustainable During This Christmas Holiday Season

Manage Your Waste 1. Just do not over-buy when it comes to food and other consumables or perishable items, the shops are only shut for a couple of days! Choose Alternative Gifts 2. We’re buying experience/skills presents this year. Upholstery, blacksmithing, felting and pottery! Might manage an artisan bakery course for my OH he’s ace at… Read More 13 Tips on How to Stay Sustainable During This Christmas Holiday Season

Two Questions You Should Ask at an Arts and Crafts Fair

In my work at No Serial Number magazine as a general rule, I always aim to provide really positive examples to follow, rather than spending time criticising practises that I don’t find particularly eco-friendly. However, on this occasion, I will slightly break this rule because I realised that not everything that looks natural or “eco” always is.… Read More Two Questions You Should Ask at an Arts and Crafts Fair

Eliana’s Tree: the bed & breakfast with a sustainable twist!

Hidden among the narrow twisting lanes of the southern Italian ‘cave town’ of Matera, where cats sun themselves on stone walls cut into the rock and mysterious flower-shaped symbols are imbedded in the walls of the Sassi (the old town, literally ‘stones’), lies a very special bed and breakfast. Unlike many hotels and guesthouses, which… Read More Eliana’s Tree: the bed & breakfast with a sustainable twist!

Shibori, Celtic scarves and weaving techniques: Bleupom Designs

What do the Celts, Vikings and Japanese have in common? It may surprise you, but they have all recently set their sights on… Biella! Yes, you heard that right, Biella, the Italian town world-famous for its yarn and home to a fascinating handicraft studio where valuable threads such as linen, silk cashmere, alpaca, angora and… Read More Shibori, Celtic scarves and weaving techniques: Bleupom Designs

Painting with Natural Inks such as Coffee Syrup, Vegetables and Fruits

Guest Article by Jacques Williamos Hi everyone.  I’m a mixed media eco-artist.  Jacques is the shortened form of Jacqueline, which my father began calling me when I was little.  I’ve been drawing from as long as I remember and was lucky enough to win third prize in a national schools’ art competition when I was… Read More Painting with Natural Inks such as Coffee Syrup, Vegetables and Fruits