Many of the plants we grow in our gardens can be used as natural dyes for fabrics like cotton, linen plus wool and silk. This provides a beginner overview along with a sample lavender dye recipe from … [Read more...]
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The new book Joyful Mending: Visible Repairs for the Perfectly Imperfect Things We Love by Noriko Misumi shows us practical and creative ways to give stained, torn, or moth-eaten garments a functional … [Read more...]
These step-by-step instructions on how to make reusable beeswax wraps will have you ditching the plastic cling wrap in no time. Find out the best supplies to use, how to make your own … [Read more...]
These fabric dyeing instructions show you how to create beautiful hand-dyed cotton fabrics at home. The recipes use tiny amounts of the same dyes used for tie-dyeing (Procion MX dyes) for gorgeous … [Read more...]
Is it possible to un-shrink a sweater? We’ve all done this. Your favorite wool sweater not only went through the hot water wash but hopped into the dryer as well. You pull it out to find it’s … [Read more...]
Wood burning for beginners shows how to get started with a wood burning tool to create crafts and DIY projects. With a simple kit you can make signs, quote plaques, drawings, garden tags, ornaments, … [Read more...]
If you want to upcycle or recycle your Christmas tree after the holidays, there are plenty of options. A dead or dying tree provides lots of wood for making all sorts of creative and practical … [Read more...]