Upcycling & Experimenting…

Cee Cee Baublite and I will be sharing a booth again at the Green With Indie Craft Show on March 9, so I paid a visit to my favorite materials market, The Upcycle Exchange, to stock up on eco friendly supplies to make infinity scarves, cowls and scarf necklaces. Upcycle Exchange offers the St. Louis creative community post-consumer art and craft supplies. It’s always stocked with fun bits of fabric; vintage patterns, wallpapers and books; buttons galore; and just about anything that will get you in the mood to create. (It’s easy to get carried away though. On my first visit, I purchased about a half pound of dice…still trying to figure out what to make with those…)

This week I found these cool yarn samples and immediately fell for their bright colors and varied texture. If all goes as planned this weekend, I’ll be upcycling these old yarn samples into one of a kind stackable bracelets.

Upcycle Exchange Yarn

Cool Yarn Samples ~ Future Bracelets

Stop by Green with Indie to check them out on March 9! Here’s more info:

When:  Saturday – March 9, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Webster University’s Grant Gym located in the lower level of the University Center at 175 Edgar Road, Webster Groves, MO 63119

What:  What is Green with Indie? It’s an eco-friendly indie art & craft show organized by the St. Louis Craft Mafia.  It is free to attend!  This is one of the few eco-friendly indie craft fairs in the STL area – we will feature many local artists, vintage treasures, awesome make-and-take projects, and more. Everything is earth-friendly, salvaged, upcycled, recycled, home grown, home made, revamped, refurbished, and 100% unique.

What does green mean to us? Green means using your resources wisely – and crafters never waste! Every scrap is used and reused – there’s nothing more earth-friendly than creativity! We are passionate about using local resources and putting our money back into our local economy. Our goal is to help educate and inform people of all ages about the benefits of green, organic, and eco-friendly products and services.