Category: Sustainability

  • Loops & Threads Capri Tencel Revisited

    Loops & Threads Capri Tencel Revisited

    When I wrote about Loops & Threads Capri Tencel yarn last July, I promised to follow up on my impressions once I’d knit a garment with it. I had just enough yarn for a summer tank, so I chose the Arioso Tank Top (Ravlery link) by Leah Prestamo. It knit up quickly, and I didn’t…

  • Loops & Threads Capri Tencel Yarn – An Affordable, Sustainable Yarn?

    Loops & Threads Capri Tencel Yarn – An Affordable, Sustainable Yarn?

    I don’t usually do yarn reviews. But I was recently at my local Michaels store looking for some odds and ends, when I spotted this 100% Tencel yarn from Loops and Threads. My friend Sydney, I knew, uses Tencel yarn in her weaving (see her gorgeous work here), and I’ve heard that it’s eco-friendly. So…

  • Mending a Sweater Hem

    Mending a Sweater Hem

    As spring arrives, some of my most-loved winter knits have seen some wear and tear. I’ve accumulated a small mending pile, including one of my favorite sweaters – the Poet sweater by Sari Nordlund (see it on Ravelry), knit in local Jacob wool yarn from Avillion Farm. The hem of the sweater had unraveled a…

  • Washing Your Woolens

    Washing Your Woolens

    I’ve been washing some of my design samples to get them ready for Carolina Fiber Fest next weekend. I’m doing a designer showcase from 12-12:20 on Saturday March 12, so if you’re local to me please stop by and say hi! More information is available on the Carolina Fiber Fest website. Anyway, I thought it…

  • Zero-Waste Sewing

    Zero-Waste Sewing

    don’t usually post about sewing here, but I’ve been reading a lot about zero-waste sewing lately, and I thought I’d share a couple of projects.