Crafting

  • Making Beads with Fig Tree Shoots

    You can easily make your own beads from young tree shoots.I first saw this idea at @foragedfibers feed in which she uses willow and dogwood branches. In our garden we have a couple of…

  • Making a Rib Basket

    We have virginia creeper and honeysuckle on our front fence that grew wildly over the past spring and summer. So after I pruned them, I removed the bark of honeysuckle and carefully coiled…

  • Dyeing Wool with Virginia Creeper

    Our front fence is covered with Virginia creeper / Parthenocissus quinquefolia (which I mistakenly thought was hedera helix).Now that it’s fall, we pruned it as it grew vigorously during summer. With all the…

  • Hand Carved Crochet Hooks

    Hand Carved Crochet Hooks Making my own craft tools was in my mind for a long time.At last we started making crochet hooks from the branches of pruned trees that we find around…

  • Basketmaking with Grape Vines

    Basket making with Grape Vines A couple of weeks ago,I pruned the grape vine that we had in our balcony.It grew uncontrollably in summer! I tried to pull each runner as long as…

  • Making Linen Coffee Filter

    Linen Coffee Filter You can easily make a coffee filter out of linen or cotton fabric, by using a paper filter as a pattern.Make sure to wash your finished sewn filter thoroughly so…

  • Combing Wool

    Combing Wool Here’s a video of me combing wool. It’s a meditative process that is a part of my daily routine.It’s wonderful to see how felted, dusty wool becomes fluffy and cloud like…

  • Spinning Wool with Turkish Spindle

    Spinning Wool with Turkish Spindle I finally learned how to spin wool. Turkish spindle is a very versatile tool.It dismantles completely so after spinning you have a ball of yarn in your hand…

  • Making Cloth Pads

    Cloth Pads You can easily make your own menstrual pads with used/unwanted clothes such as sweatshirts or flannel pijamas.They are environmentally friendly and once you get used to using them you can’t give…