My Oak Leaf Brooch Crochet Kit is now available in my new-look, even more eco-friendly packaging.
In my new-style packaging, the glossy paper cover on the front of the recycled box is replaced by a lower impact 100% recycled kraft paper label, and I’ve got to say, I’m loving the way it looks!
These kits make lovely gifts and very handily the box fits neatly through a letter box, saving all that potential bother when a parcel can’t be delivered!
The kit contains everything you need to make the oak leaf brooch The star of the show is beautiful 100% British BFL wool yarn (with no ‘superwash’ treatment), hand-dyed by LoveBugsYarns. See more of her wonderful yarn here in the LoveBugsYarns Etsy shop.
The kit also includes matching vintage buttons, a brooch back, needles and recycled polyester thread and an optional bamboo crochet hook.
The finished brooch is approximately 8cm or 3⅛” long
My oak leaf brooch crochet pattern (printed on 100% recycled paper) is exclusive to this kit – it’s not available as a separate digital download. Like all my crochet patterns, it is available in both UK and US crochet versions.
Buy the Oak Leaf Brooch Crochet Kit
Making eco-friendly packaging choices
As I sell out of my old stock, I will be moving all my crochet kits and all my printed crochet patterns over to these new 100% recycled kraft paper labels, to phase out my use of glossy paper and adhesive labels entirely.
I have always only used 100% recycled and recyclable adhesive labels at Little Conkers – customers can just recycle them in their normal paper and card recycling. However it is not practically possible for me to recycled the siliconised backing paper the labels come on, so I am much happier with my new labels which eliminate this problem entirely.
The glossy paper I am phasing out is recyclable (along with your tetrapak drink cartons and similar) but separating this from the card boxes is an extra step I wanted to eliminate for customers. The glossy paper, while FSC certified as being made from responsible sources, is not recycled and I use more printer ink creating those labels than I do with my new design.