This is a guest post from Nicole Snow of Darn Good Yarn, the best recycled silk yarn store around. If you are a knitter, crocheter, or just like really cool, recycled yarn then this post is for you. Nicole knows her stuff and we are grateful that she is here today to share some of it with us! Thank you Nicole. Fun fact: Nicole happens to be my cousin!
What does yarn have to do with Groovy Green Livin?
Let me explain! My name is Nicole Snow and I’m the head honcho over at Darn Good Yarn. My mission is to bring you reasonably priced, high-quality yarn that helps women in India and Nepal. But a side-effect of my business is that I carry yarns made from reclaimed materials. Darn Good Yarn actually saved over 6,000 pounds of waste from heading to landfills last year and turned it into some fantastic yarns and ribbons.
What I want to show you today are 5 ways you can use my yarns and ribbons even if you don’t knit or crochet! (And if you do knit or crochet I have a plethora of free patterns on my website just for you.) So here we go:
- Wrap a present. My recycled silk sari ribbons are so colorful for this. My personal favorite for this task is called At the Bahamas. Bright colors, wonderful prints…yum!
- Make a headband. Just take three stands of my ribbon called Around the World, knot one end, braid the strands and knot the other end. Be sure to leave a 5 inch tail on either end so you can tie it.
- Create old school friendship bracelets with an adult twist. Remember the ones you made in camp? My fave yarn for this is my Original Recycled Silk Yarn.
- Upcycle a container and spruce it up with this reclaimed newspaper yarn. I have a free pattern pdf for this project HERE.
- Design your own jewelry line. Do you have a single earring or a cool pin that you can’t let go of? Upcycle it and use a strand of any one of Darn Good Yarn’s recycled silk ribbons. I have around 50 different colors of ribbon so I bet there is one that matches your projects. HERE is the full collection.
So, come and join the crusade with me. Tell your friends and help me make a positive impact in these women’s lives while reducing waste! Find me on Facebook, and at Darn Good Yarn.
And, I love helping individuals with their crafting projects. So, if you have questions just give me a call (207-564-2822) or email me ([email protected]) and I would be thrilled to help you achieve Darn Good crafting awesomeness!
Oh, and Lori thank you so much for this opportunity to be a part of your movement and blog.