Old fashion magazines and old, unusable pairs of jeans were what inspired this project. I also added some small scraps of fabric which were bought in a sale at Liberty in London. They were one of those irresistible purchases that you make, even when you’re not sure what you’d use them for. They are too small… Read More Project: From an Old Pair of Jeans…
In our first year, we have met hundreds of makers passionate about crafts and the environment, who combine these two passions with extraordinary creativity. After all, what else would you expect from a crafter? In a world facing severe environmental challenges, we believe that small craft businesses aren’t ‘just’ an alternative to buying industrial mass scale… Read More How Can Crafters Become More Eco-friendly & Why is this important?
Knits are wonderful to work with, easy and forgiving, perfect to recycle. When sewing use the largest stitch on your machine, and you do not need to finish the inside seams. Selects about 4 or 5 knit wool sweaters or pullovers that you want to recycle, the bigger the better; Choose colours that harmonize, and… Read More Tutorial: Make Your Patchwork Blanket with Recycled Old Knits Guest Article by Sofia Verna
As I get on with the work – hemming a number of Eco-Print cotton gauze scarves by hand – a pile of random strips of material in all shades of brown, from the lightest to the darkest, mounts up on my work table… I almost inadvertently find myself winding them into balls while I think… Read More Ideas for Recycling the Smallest Scraps