One of my favorite eco friendly crafts is spinning yarn from brown paper….
This video shows how:
And, then, I love to weave the brown paper yarn into all kinds of fun things like this bunny and teddy bear.
I carved their heads from wood, and made their little shoes from scraps of garment leather that I glued to wooden soles that I carved. The navy shoes were made from a thrift shop coat that I cut and sewed into a ton of different things- bags and doll shoes and doll clothes.
I made their hands from scraps of heavy weight leather that I was given years ago.
Bunny’s face is lopsided because the scrap of firewood that I carved her from was wonky, but she forgives me for that!
I adapted this pattern from my etsy shop to weave their bodies on weaving sticks, using the brown paper yarn that I had spun: Here’s the link:
Tottie Talks Crafts Blog · Noreen Crone-Findlay talks about the crafts she loves with her friend, Tottie Tomato. They'll be sharing tutorials, how to's and step by steps for spool knitting, crochet, doll making, small loom weaving, wood working, paper crafts and all manner of other fun crafts. This is a family friendly blog.