The Eco Crafting at Perth’s Festival of Yarn

Sunday 10th September was raining, reminding us that summer was quietly slipping away.  However there was plenty of enthusiasm was to be found in a big queue for the start of the Festival of Yarn in Perth, Scotland. I was there to check out the upcycling and eco innovations in the room 😊 First up was The Woolly Pedlar , someone I follow on Twitter.  Sue’s upcycling is based on a patchwork design and her constructed design really stands out when you see her gloves, jumpers and shawls in real life.  I was interested to hear about her new product the “coffee cosy” made from merino wool sock tops from The House of Cheviot.  The coffee cosy comes in four colour ways and is available from Sue’s website at www.woollypedlar.co.uk.  At £8.50 with free P&P, they would be a great Xmas gift idea 🎁 Sue is a regular blogger / on instagram/ twitter about her work and her passion for recycling. Catch up with her Tales from the Woolly Garret on her website. Next up was a discovery of a new material via the Border Tart stall. I am sure many crafters will already have seen this already but I was delighted to […]

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Art Meets Sustainability

From TED In a mind-bending talk that blurs the line between science and art, Tomás Saraceno exhibits a series of air-inspired sculptures and installations designed to usher in a new era of sustainability, the “Aerocene.” From giant, cloud-like playgrounds suspended 22 meters in the air to a balloon sculpture that travels the world without burning a single drop of fossil fuel, Saraceno’s work invites us to explore the bounds of our fragile human and terrestrial ecosystems. (In Spanish with English subtitles.)  

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Al Gore – in conversation

In his own words The climate crisis offers us the chance to experience what very few generations in history have had the privilege of knowing: a generational mission I am a big podcast fan and recently listened to Al Gore talking to two podcasters, Russell Brand and Frank Skinner as part of his campaign tour for his new film “An inconvenient sequel – truth to power”.  Enjoy🎙️ Frank Skinner in Conversation with Al Gore, Absolute Radio, 15th August 2017 (45 minutes) Under the Skin with Russell Brand – Can We Protect The Planet When It’s Not In The Interests Of The Powerful? (34 minutes)

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