"Extending the lifespan of our clothes isn’t just good for our finances, but also benefits the environment: the fashion industry is a major global polluter and human rights abuses are rife in the garment industries of developing nations." The Guardian recently published a helpful how-to piece in support of the slow fashion movement ... tips include moth-proofing and how to prevent over-laundering.
Get the crochet pattern, comes with instructions for a wee finger puppet too.
Portable project for summer crafting! Get the patterns.
She's Knitting Her Own Burial Shroud
Mindful of the environment, Pam Thorne and her husband have opted for natural burials. The shroud is made from recycled paper.
Micro Knitter Gets 80 Stitches an Inch!
Althea Crome pioneered knitting at a 1:12 scale. Her miniature knits adorn the lead character of the 2009 stop-motion film, Coraline.
Craftivism Is Punk ... A Stitch In Time
If street protests are too shouty, craftivism may offer an alternative and still powerful means of political expression ...
NEW T-SHIRTS ... For Knitters & Crocheters!
New t-shirt designs added every day! Who has time to knit and crochet the perfect gift for every knitter and crocheter on your list? Check out these fun t-shirts, a yarn-themed t-shirt is the perfect gift for the knitters and crocheters on your list!
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Knits & Pieces
"Knits & Pieces is a fabulous book that would fit well on every knitter's bookshelf." -- Knit Now reviews my new book "Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany" in issue 83!
Designer Feature: Crochet Afghans Designed By Lilla Björn Crochet
This week I'm featuring crochet afghan patterns designed by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk! See all of my favorite selects here and a few top highlights below:
Stained Glass Wonder!
This blanket was designed to imitate a magic look of stained glass windows.
Crochet a Celtic Tiles Blanket!
Pattern consists of 20 squares made in overlay crochet technique.
Crochet a Brioche Waves Afghan
Who says brioche is just for knitters! Crocheters can get in the fun too!
Looking for knitting- and crochet-themed t-shirts? See the my collections on Amazon and on Etsy too.