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Rebecca Burgess's Fibershed challenge—to wear clothes that are farmed, created, and dyed with materials made within 150 miles of her front door—takes the idea of living locally and buying American to a whole new level. We report on her project, including her garden of indigo plants grown to create natural blue dyes.
Related Topics: Ideas | Blue | Brown | Green | crafts | DIY | Eco-friendly | indigo
We review Rebecca Burgess's new book Harvesting Color, a guide to making your own dyes from plants for yarn and fabrics.
Related Topics: How-To | Blue | Green | Orange | Pink | crafts | DIY | dyes | Eco-friendly | fibers | How-To
Our flower columnist, Marigold and Mint, shows us how to make flower crowns out of lily-of-the-valley and lillies. Perfect for Easter or a spring wedding!
Using a few simple and inexpensive materials, including a peat pot and some moss, our new contributor Laurie Cinotto shows us how to DIY these sweet Easter baskets, perfect for displaying eggs, candy, a succulent, or a few cut flowers.
How to make your own Easter tree, with hanging eggs from spring branches. Plus: Our tip for how to invisibly attach the hanging thread or ribbon to each egg.
Related Topics: DIY projects | Blue | Pink | crafts | Decor | DIY | Easter | How-To | Spring
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Using herbs and plants as stencils, you can dye Easter eggs with beautiful botanical patterns. Here's our step-by-step guide.
Related Topics: How-To | Blue | Orange | crafts | DIY | Easter | herbs | holiday
Our columnist Kevin Lee Jacobs shows us how to build a raised bed garden and explains why it's easy to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs in these convenient elevated beds. We asked our Facebook fans what they would plant in a raised bed, join the conversation and share your ideas too! 

 

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