Nature Babies: Natural Knits and Organic Crafts for Moms, Babies, and a Better World
Nature Babies: Natural Knits and Organic Crafts for Moms, Babies, and a Better World offers a wonderful, holistic approach to caring for our babies, ourselves, and our planet. Author Tara Jon Manning has created the ultimate guide to treating babies and mommies to the joys of nature and the pleasure of crafting. Explore how to combine handcraft and gift making with the philosophy of living lightly. Practice the adage reduce, reuse, recycle while creating handcrafted, one-of-a-kind treasures. The inspired designs are supplemented by information about holistic approaches to raising baby and the stewardship of your babys world.
What better way to welcome a new life into the world than with a soft, luxurious, handmade gift of organic fiber? Ecologically sound, buttery soft, and tender-skin-friendlyand made by you with love and carethe toys and clothing featured here are perfect for mommy and child to enjoy together. Over thirty projects are included, in three types of handwork: knitting, sewing, and felting. The first-time crafter will discover expert guidance and easy-to-follow instructions, while the seasoned will delight in the beauty of the patterns and the texture of natural fibers and yarns.
The wide selection of projects is made up entirely of organic materials. Make a bath suiteincluding a washcloth and robeout of high-quality natural yarn. Use hot-water hand felting to turn your old, gently loved sweaters into soft blocks. Detailed schematics and full-color photographs accompany each project, guiding the reader through the creation of one beautiful design after another.