Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects from the New by Joan Tapper, Gale Zucker, Faythe Levine

By Joan Tapper, Gale Zucker, Faythe Levine

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Join the hand-crafted Movement!

We make to provide. We make to proportion. We make to connect to others. Crafters world wide are utilizing their palms and hearts to make a press release, switch the realm, and construct group.

Craft Activism is an inspiring party of this transforming into circulate. within, dozens of superstars of this grassroots phenomenon proportion their reviews, assistance, and recommendation on dwelling, instructing, and selling a extra significant DIY way of life. learn how to craft to your reason, connect to different crafters, imagine eco-friendly, manage a good, host an internet alternate, create yarn graffiti, and extra. The ebook additionally comprises 17 artistic initiatives from designers who problem you to reimagine how your craft abilities can be utilized to make a distinction. no matter if you knit, stitch, crochet, or collage—and no matter if you’re uncertain the place to begin—this ebook is your consultant to the fabulous energy of home made.

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Com) has introduced AttiCat®, a rental system that processes and distributes bales of fiberglass. The packaging is stripped as the bale is pushed into the hopper. Then the machine agitates the fiberglass and blows it out through the hose. The blowing fiberglass (top right photo below) is not as dusty as cellulose. settle more than fiberglass. Of the two materials, cellulose is generally more available to homeowners; both can be installed with the same basic techniques. A two-person crew is the absolute minimum.

Interior soffits that are framed before the drywall is hung can leak huge quantities of air. Fill in the openings between the ceiling joists above the soffits with solid materials like rigid-foam panels, drywall pieces, or sheathing scraps, then seal the edges with expanding foam or caulk. Joist bays should be sealed with rigid blocks to keep insulation where it belongs. Cut rigid foam into strips the width of the joist bays, and slip them out over the top wall plate (photo at top right). The panels block the loosefill insulation that’s to be installed from clogging the soffit-to-ridge air channel and add a higher R-value to the short space over the plate.

With the quiet, energy-efficient fans available today, this option is cheap and easy. Because its makeup-air requirements are small, a low-volume exhaust fan won’t depressurize your house enough to cause backdrafting. This system also has the advantage that it can be used in homes without ductwork. 32 Energy Ef ficiency An Exhaust-Only System Removes the Bad Air The simplest way to make sure contaminants don’t build up in a house is to suck them out with one or more continuously running exhaust fans.

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