Join the raw craft revolution! With their natural colors and textures, eco-friendly materials such as cork, hemp, jute, and burlap are red-hot among the crafting communities on Etsy and Pinterest. Get in on the sustainable fun with these 40 irresistible projects, ranging from pillows and tote bags to woven bowls, birdhouses, frames, rugs, toys, and jewelry. There's even advice on customizing your creations with printing, dyeing, embroidery, beading, and other techniques! So, what are you waiting for?
Denise Corcoran is a community catalyst, crafter extraordinaire, and upcycler of all things based in North Vancouver, British Columbia. She shares her passion for crafting on her blog, Thrifty by Design. Denise facilitates “Crafternoons” throughout Vancouver, where participants of all ages and skill levels learn how to make things from unorthodox materials. She has been a featured panelist at the Craft Council of British Columbia and she was also the British Columbia Champion for Culture Days, a national three-day event promoting arts and culture throughout Canada. Denise is also a regular contributor to Made in Mag (madeinmag.ca),an online magazine about unique people creating unique things.