Crochet

As I have recently started sewing, I have obviously had leftover fabric. I’ve saved the thin strips that were left and have turned them into ties for my ball bands! Once you have used the yarn, the ties can be used to tie back plants, as ribbons, a zillion other things or just cut up and put on your compost heap as they are all made from natural materials. I know they take longer than just buying ribbon and cutting it to size, but I try to have as little waste as possible. 🙂 These are all coming with me to @woolj13 and @yorkshireyarnfest, if you fancy a closer look! #indiedyer #handdyedyarn #yarnshow #yarnshowprep #sustainability

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Crochet

Today is a busy day indeed! I am dyeing up some more yarn for @woolj13 next week and @yorkshireyarnfest in a couple of weeks. I am also labelling the yarn I dyed last week and making orders! The dyeing and labelling would have been done on Monday, but a bank holiday happened so today is the only day to do everything before my final yarn show dye day on Friday and the mystery box yarns also need to be dyed Friday too! Lots of coffee is needed. Looking forward to meeting you next week, with lots of squishy yarn available. 🙂 #indiedyer #woolj13 #yorkshireyarnfest #yarnshow #yarnshowprep

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Crochet

These little bags may look odd, but they are actually made with clothing. Usually, once clothes are beyond repair, I usually send them off for recycling. However, there is usually a good amount of perfectly good fabric there as well as worn out material. So, I decided to cut out the useable part and make them into drawstring bags for my stitch markers to go into. Then, the bits of fabric that can’t be used either go on my compost (if it is a natural material) or go for recycling. The drawstring is aran weight cotton I had hanging around. Hopefully, these will get a few more years use out of them now they have a new use. #recycled #upcycled #sustainablefashion

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