Shopping with my #bigbottombag!

#bigbottombag comes to town!

The #bigbottombag

The #bigbottombag has arrived at Gorgeous Yarns! Can you tell we’re a teeny bit excited? This fabulous crochet project was designed by my friend Tamsin Pascoe, aka crochet-maid using our Nurturing Fibres Eco-Fusion DK yarn. This yarn is sustainably and ethically produced in South Africa by Carle Denning and her coop team. Read more about Carle here.

As you may know from reading my blog recently, I’m focusing this year on reducing plastic usage and improving the Gorgeous Yarns sustainability credentials. After all, wool and eco cottons are surely the most sustainable low impact fibre there are?! So this #bigbottombag hits the spot for several reasons: it uses a sustainable yarn, it reduces the use of plastic shopper bags, (Apparently even the plasticised eco-shopper bags from supermarkets are becoming a problem) and it’s washable, hygienic and compostable at the end of its life.

We have kits to make 2 (per kit) of these lovely crochet bags with a choice of colours, and also the pattern if you have your own cotton yarns already. If you don’t feel like making it yourself, why not contact Tamsin at and she can make one for you.


Look at all the shopping I managed to get in mine!

What a lot I got in mine!

The kits are available here, and here on my Etsy store. They will also be available at the next event I’m doing at Ocean Studios, Plymouth. If you are on holiday and like to have something to do that’s quick and easy why not get one of these kits? Its light and small to pack, and is perfect for market shopping and going to the beach once its finished. (I’m not a super crocheter like Tamsin, but I finished mine in 2 evenings.)

I hope you have a lovely weekend, and perhaps you will think about a #bigbottombag as you do your shopping!

Bye for now,


Bye for now!
Bye for now!

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