It's recycling week, so I thought it poignant to write a post about why I use recycled yarn. Recycled yarn may mean a number of different things to different people but when I refer to it, generally I'm talking about new yarns that are manufactured from recycled materials. I started using recycled yarns a few… Continue reading Why I use Recycled Yarn
Unbiased honest yarn review of Paintbox Recycled Ribbon yarn, a super chunky weight 100% recycled yarn.
Banana yarn ... a bit bonkers, deliciously soft and silky, ethically produced and as envionmentally friendly as it gets. It doesn't get any more 'feel good' than this!
Want to be a 'greener' crocheter or knitter? It's easier than you think. Here's my top 10 tips to help you be more ecofriendly.
I realise I'm using some wacky and new yarns that some of you will have never heard of at the moment. Soooo, I thought I'd share my honest experiences of them so you know exactly what to expect should you wish to go ecofriendly with your yarns too and try them out. I should say… Continue reading Ecofriendly Yarn Reviews
Free crochet Cloud pattern. Can be used as an applique or on a mobile. It goes lovely with my sun and rainbow patterns as a super cute mobile.
Free crochet Sun pattern. Can be used as an applique or on a mobile. It goes lovely with my rainbow ( and cloud coming soon) pattern as a super cute mobile. Or perfect as an applique on it's own.
What every crafter wants from a yarn is a great range of colours! I use the gauge of the rainbow... if I can make a rainbow I'm very impressed with the colour range. But I also want it to be truly eco-friendly, delivering a positive service to world in it's existence, so it needs to… Continue reading Recycled Yarn Rainbow?
Completely and utterly, it's driven me crazy, I've had ALL the emotions with this yarn! Spoiler alert, this post ends well, banana yarn is my new love! I originally wrote this with the title Banana Disaster! My first experience (note I say first) wasn't a good one you see, it went wrong... horribly wrong... it… Continue reading Bananas for Banana Yarn
The making of a gorgeous recycled purple bag, using plarn from bread bags and recycled cotton yarrn.
It's Bananas... no really it actually is. It's banana yarn: recycled, ethical, vegan, silky and beautiful and I'm gonna crochet with it...
There's more recycled yarns out there! I've found some fabulous new ones and some outstandingly incredible ones that were hiding...
And just like that it's the end of the year!!! Does anyone else feel the 2nd half of the year went in a flash? What happened to October, I blinked and it was gone! But that said, I did make rather a lot this year and so this post is all about my favourites and… Continue reading Best Nine 2018
Humble apologies, I've neglected Blogland an awful lot lately, so ... a wee catch up is in order. I'm really not good at juggling blogging along with keeping up with social media and ... making things and ... running a house with 3 easily bored young boys! Something always has to give and I'm sorry… Continue reading AWOL Blogger
Bread bags make really great Plarn and it's so easy I promise. You'll be plarning all your bags, thin carrier bags, toilet roll bags and bread bags. This loop method works well for all of these. It doesn't suit thicker plastics like the "bags for life" (pah who are they kidding!) though. Try the spiral… Continue reading Bread Bag Plarn