Author Archives: Charlotte

About Charlotte

Charlotte Rhoades loves all things yarn! A partner at EcoCreate and owner at The Captain & Lovely.

Gatherings an exhibition by Rosalind Pounder

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Kirstie and I were lucky enough to be invited to ‘Gatherings’ an exhibition of work by the artist Rosalind Pounder, at the North End gallery in Wirksworth, Derbyshire

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The Eco Friendly Gift Guide

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Its official December is here and Christmas planning can begin! But if you’re stuck for what to buy, never fear we are here to show you some of our favourite eco makes for all the family.

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EcoCreate is changing!

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In order to grow with the eco arts and crafts community EcoCreate is changing! We have replaced the listings package with an annual membership fee, and we’d love to have you on board!  

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Vegan/dairy free banana breakfast smoothie

This is by far my favourite smoothie to have in the morning, its fruity, creamy, sweet and a bit chocolatey like a banana milkshake with non of the added sugar!

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8 ways to be more eco friendly

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There are loads of little changes that you can make to help reduce your impact on the Earth, and they are all fairly easy to do and cost next to nothing ( In fact in some cases they will save … Continue reading

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Mothers Day gifts that don’t cost the Earth!

Eco friendly Mothers day gifts that don’t break the bank either!    

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Eco-Friendly Easter Gifts!

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As a huge chocolate lover it comes as a surprise to many that as a child I didn’t like chocolate or more specifically Easter eggs ( I know?!! ) I do however have some great memories of fabulous little Easter … Continue reading

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Making JamJar/Teacup Candles

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A brilliant way to reuse your old jam jars/or teacups/or plantpots or any other water tight (non melty/ non burny) container.

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Dyeing yarn with KoolAid

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Dyeing Yarn with KoolAid is a great way to create some amazing colour combos without the hassle and chemicals of conventional acid dyes.

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