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Beloved tree banners

I am a tree lover.  If you’ve been visiting for long, you already know this about me. This week these banners went out into the world.  263 more words

Natural Dyeing

Beloved trees

My very local tree loving friends and I have had a plan for a little while to plant more trees around here, and we decided to plant E Scoparia.  105 more words

Eucalypts

Knitted together: Crafting a culture of welcome for refugee women

The Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre visitors’ room is a room that fulfils many purposes. It is normally where inmates of the detention centre, which holds up to 405 migrant and refugee women, can meet their visitors under strict observation. 1,205 more words

Refugee

Needles and the damage done: A brief look at ‘knitting addiction’

In a previous blog, I briefly looked at ‘quilting addiction’. It was while I was researching that blog that I also came across a number of academic papers on the sociology of knitting and various references in the academic (and non-academic) literature to ‘knitting addiction’. 2,025 more words

Psychology

“The world is but a canvas to our imagination”

— Henry David Thoreau

Creativity

Students of Sustainability

The national Students of Sustainability conference is in our own city this year, and I was asked to present. I did a few things, and one of them was a workshop on craft.  568 more words

Natural Dyeing

Craftivism: #astitchintime for the #livingwage

I believe that an individual can instigate positive change however, when a group of like-minded individuals comes together it is even more powerful. This is certainly my hope for the hanky I’ve just created for the Craftivist Collective / ShareAction campaign I’m involved with. 461 more words

Embroidery