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Knitting and crocheting eco-friendly projects can be a great way to add to your home. You can recycle yarn by unraveling a completed project and reusing the yarn for something new. Got a sweater you never wear? Use the yarn to create a shrug, a bag or even as part of an afghan. By recycling yarn, you’re saving on new manufactured yarn. Natural fibers are also a way to go eco-friendly. Cotton and linen make great washcloths and fashion accessories.  Wool is super for socks and winter accessories like hats and scarves. You could dye your own yarn. Usually this works best with natural fibers. ... (Read More ...)

If scrubbies are a kind of dishcloth, tawashi are a kind of scrubbie. So yes, they are related. Traditional tawashi are Japanese scrub brushes.  Among knitters and crocheters, tawashi often means a special kind of scrubbie. Tawashi are usually made of acrylic yarn.  The combination of acrylic yarn and garter stitch ridges makes scrubbing easier.  Tawashi usually don’t scratch surfaces. Even though acrylic is manufactured, acrylic tawashi are also known as eco-tawashi.  Why? Well, because they need less soap — or even none — to work. They are too harsh for delicate skin, though! Tribble... (Read More ...)