As crafters there are so many different ways that we can make an impact on our health and the world. Knitting and crochet has been shown to decrease anxiety and help you keep your mind focused. We can also have an impact on the world overall. April of Banana Moon Studio has gone on a mission to show us that we can use recycled materials to make something old new again through our beloved craft.
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About Recycled Knitting and Crochet
According to National Geographic “Some 18 billion pounds of plastic waste flows into the oceans every year from coastal regions. That’s the equivalent of five grocery bags of plastic trash sitting on every foot of coastline around the world.“
As knitters and crocheters we can take some of that plastic out of land fills and make something beautiful that we can use again and again. Plarn projects have been on the rise lately and Banana Moon Studio is showing us how to use this material and many others to impact our overall footprint on the earth. There are other ways too that we can have recycled knitting and crochet with the yarn choices that we make. Learn all about making a difference with April of Banana Moon Studio.
You might wonder, how did April come up with the name Banana Moon Studio? She spent a day pondering what to call her business. What name would be interesting and true to her personality? While she was doing all this soul-searching, a favorite memory came to mind.
When her oldest daughter was maybe 18 months old, they were driving home from her parents’ house late one evening. There was a yellow crescent moon in the sky. April’s daughter was sitting in her car seat in the back of their car and she pointed out the window at the moon and said, “Beena”, her word at the time for banana.
It wasn’t in a really excited voice, she was just calmly pointing out that there was a banana in the sky. When April remembered that, it hit her that “Banana Moon” was a perfect name! She thought at first “Banana Moon Stitches” or “Banana Moon Stitchery,” but after an hour or so of thinking on it, April had it, “Banana Moon Studio”…Perfect! The rest is history in the making.
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