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Turn Shrinking Sweaters Into Felted Pillows

Washed and dried wool sweaters can easily be transformed into comfortable home decor such as felted pillows or blankets. Some years back, I wrote a series of DIY projects for Family Fun magazine. On…

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3 Ways to Use Natural Dyes

Artificial coloring and dyes are all around us, altering the colors of foods we eat, clothes we wear and more. If you want to bring some color to your life sans chemicals, consider these three ways yo…

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Kitty Couch: Animal-Inspired Eco-Décor

Animal-inspired furniture and home décor emerges in the design world in a multitude of shapes and forms. The style can run the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous. First, let's begin here: We'…

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Dry Cleaning Alternatives

Standard dry cleaning practices involve the use of the chemical perchloroethylene (perc or PCE) in the liquid solvent used to remove stains.  Both short-term and long-term inhalation exposure to perc …

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Home Decor: Natural Rugs

If your respectable home décor needs some jazzing up, one item can do the trick in just about any room: a great area rug.  Available in a wide variety of colors and styles, a well-chosen rug can provi…

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Green Chi: Fabrics With a Good Hand

When I shop for clothes my hand reaches out as soon as my eyes spot a color and texture that appeals to me, to feel if the fabric has a “good hand.” The fabric hand connects me immediately to my sen…

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How to Wet Clean Wool, Silk and Rayon

I'd like to avoid dry cleaning because of the chemicals used. Can I wash clothes by hand that say “Dry Clean Only?” I often get this question at this time of year, and I always welcome it because…

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