When we talk about crafting, we naturally think about phrases such as 'handmade,' 'upcycling,' 'creativity,' but there has been a crafting revolution recently, and words such as 'sustainability,' 'eco-friendly,' and 'wellbeing' are quickly becoming synonymous with craft.
With the climate and biodiversity crisis among the most important issues leaders from the G7 countries will try to deal with at this week’s summit in Cornwall, our crafters and designers are considering how they can become more sustainable. They are considering how they can ethically source their raw materials and how they can ultimately have less of an impact on the planet. As crafters, we are ‘future proofing’ for the next generation.
We have noticed this trend amongst our eco-conscious crafting community, and their workshops, kits and finished items have been popular choices amongst our student population.
If you would like to learn how to naturally dye yarns, make your own fibres from local nettles, create your own natural skin care range, or simply get some inspiration about how you can become a more sustainable crafter, read on to discover some of our top sustainability workshops, craft kits and gifts for all skill sets and budgets.