Friday, November 12, 2010

Trash to Treasure:Green Craft Fair



I'm working hard and getting many many little cross body bags ready for tomorrow. All made from recycled and reclaimed upholstery fabrics. Also, making lots of fingerless gloves! Recycled materials are incorporated with some new materials too.

This show is great in ways that go way beyond all the wonderful artists and items that will be there. I *loved* the book exchange last year, picked up a few good ones. The clothing donation is so needed around this time of the year, as it gets colder and more people are being faced without a permanent residence.

NEW this year, SCRAP-DC will be at the show. SCRAP-DC is a east coast extension of an organization started in the west that takes and redistributes supplies, mostly of the artistic nature. I have several bags of fabric bits and some odds and ends to offer to SCRAP. What have you been planning to get rid of? :)

What: Trash to Treasure: Green Craft Fair

When: Saturday, November 13, 10am-4pm

Where: Watkins Nature Center, Watkins Park Drive, 301 Upper Marlboro, MD

Website: www.pgparks.com

Click on the poster above for more information.

This is a great event that will teach you a few new things, allow you to clean out some supplies and clothing, and get some holiday shopping done! See you there!~Jen

Green Tip~ Green up your knit

Just took up knitting or crochet? Making hats for Christmas this year? Experiment with sustainable fibers, such as hemp, organic cotton and bamboo.

Bamboo yarn has a beautiful hand, a silk like texture that can be worn year around. It takes dye wonderfully and the colors and weights available are stunning.

Search through Etsy for some wonderful examples. Such as this one. Or, if you are working on a bigger project and need more skeins, check out this website for a large selection of colors.

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