Planting a tea garden diy slow living Jun 03, 2021

As the weather warms up and we embrace the outdoors I am spending more time...

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Dandelions diy fabric manipulation May 27, 2021

We have had an abundance of dandelion springing up everywhere!

I simply adore...

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DIY - Wool wash diy low- and zero-waste slow living May 12, 2021

It’s getting to that time of year when my knitted sweaters are almost...

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Shibori patterns: Itajime and Indigo fabric manipulation May 06, 2021

Itajime is the shibori process of folding fabric and then clamping it between...

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Mark making with rust diy fabric manipulation Apr 30, 2021

How Does It Work?

The rust-dyeing process is extremely simple. When a rusty...

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DIY - Reusable Swiffer duster from an old t-shirt diy low- and zero-waste tutorials upcycling Apr 23, 2021

Mr Zen loves his Swiffer when he is dusting, because it can reach under...

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How to use dissolvable sashiko templates stitching tutorials Apr 14, 2021

Some sashiko patterns are quite complex to look at, let alone draw onto your...

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Upcycling a pair of jeans diy low- and zero-waste stitching upcycling Apr 07, 2021

A couple of years ago, 2018, I inherited a skinny pair of jeans from my...

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Sashiko Heart Pattern stitching Apr 01, 2021

I have been developing some sashiko patterns that can be used to embellish or...

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Overdyeing with tea diy upcycling Mar 24, 2021

The wonderful thing about dyeing textiles with tea, is that it can make most...

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Six great DIY travel kits to organize your sewing and embroidery notions diy tools Mar 18, 2021

This is my year to simplify. And in my effort to do so, I am looking for ways...

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Creative ways to upcycle your shoes low- and zero-waste upcycling Mar 10, 2021

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Following on from my post last week about...

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