Who said that beautiful art can’t be eco-friendly? Cassandra Tondro explores ways to bring fascinating art using the most eco-friendly materials available. Her abstract paintings are created by using leftover house paint that she rescues from recycling centres before it goes to waste. What about her amazing and colourful leaf prints? These are made by… Read More Cassandra Tondro: Living in the beauty of WOW!
About one year ago, Meghan and her boyfriend decided to try going “plastic free” for one month. As she says in her blog, “The challenge was eye-opening”. She couldn’t find great options for going plastic free, so she started sewing more, knitting more and gardening more… and that’s how the idea of Runner Handmade came… Read More Runner Handmade: Start your “plastic free” challenge
As a hyperactive child, what is now known as ADHD, Roxana Milby drove her mother nuts. After a while, her mom found out that crafts helped her focus – even if she had 3 projects going at once! Her mom signed Roxana up for classes in crafts she didn’t know and taught her what she… Read More Silkworm Yarn Shop: a small sewing shop, with a bit of everything
We are planning some big changes to the blog in the next few months. We have already started to create a directory of all the artists/artisans who feature in our magazine. Another change will be that we will create a zero-waste shop directory on this blog. The “zero-waste movement” is an exciting network of organisations,… Read More What Have Crafts to Do With Zero-Waste? Introducing Our New Directory (Online Soon)
Salvaging Fabrics so That They Can Be Reused, in Direct Opposition to Throw Away Society A passion for fabric and natural printing: the alchemy of these two together can bring unexpected results. If this passion for fabric manifests itself in the salvaging of fabrics that have been abandoned for decades on the shelves of a thrift store,… Read More Vintage Fabrics & Natural Printing