Many people are upcycling old t-shirts. You can make dusters for the house or facecloths. Here we have made it into yarn to craft with. For Jubillee I made some headbands and bracelets for the kids in red, white and blue. Cut the t-shirts into strips. You can either do this with scissors or rotaryContinue reading “Upcycling t-shirts into yarn”
Do you know your seam ripper from a needle threader? Ealing Repair café put together this list and guide for what you need in a basic sewing kits. If you can put your hands on these, it should get your started in patching, and darning Have a look at our sewing mending guides. Black andContinue reading “Sewing Kit Basics”
Love or hate them Christmas Jumpers are promoted at this time of year. Fundraisers, Christmas work parties and with a limited time to wear them it’s always good to repurpose or buy second hand. However, with two out of five Christmas jumpers only being worn once over the festive period says Hubbub, it’s a primeContinue reading “Christmas Jumpers”
These are a selection of mending books along to our Ealing Repair Cafe sessions. Each has a review of what the book covers.
I have been thinking I should change from my supermarket non bio which although comes in a cardboard box may not have the best ingredients. I discovered this brilliant analysis on laundry powders as weighs up ingredients from various brands out there. When referring to Ethical Consumer magazine, we noticed that some of the ‘NewContinue reading “Laundry washing products: Green Washing or Greenwashing?”