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 1.  How to Make Soap Without Burning Your Face Off

Briggs, Raleigh Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

Raleigh Briggs, author of the popular Microcosm title Make Your Place, is back with another pamphlet on better, healthier living. This time around, she tackles soap-making basics, and teaches us how to create silky handmade soaps at home. How To Make Soap contains basic directions, recipes, a list of resources, and assorted tips and tricks to make your homemade soaps special. Raleigh takes a seemingly arduous task, and makes it breezy and fun, with her charming hand-drawn illustrations and easy to follow directions. How to Make Soap is a great guide (and gift!) for the beginning soapmaker, looking for a place to start. 
Price: 3.00 USD

 2.  Make it Last: Prolonging and Preserving the Things We Love

Briggs, Raleigh 193462098X / 9781934620984 Trade Paperback

Brand new! 

Make It Last: Prolonging and Preserving What We Love bridges the gap between life in a disposable culture and the basic skills needed to save money and live more sustainably. This book teaches you how to extend the lives of the things you love by repairing clothing, preserving home-grown food, and even repairing your kitchen sink. Raleigh Briggs takes her longtime commitment to community building through the DIY movement and shares her valuable experience with the reader through a conversational tone in her hand drawn and illustrated guide. The Utne Reader described Raleigh's work as “A forceful antidote to the cheapening of thrift culture: a meticulously hand-lettered, pint-size volume. When you raise your fist against the values that derailed our economy, lift this book in it.” Now you can save money and save the planet while saving your prized possessions!  
Price: 9.95 USD

 3.  Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills

Briggs, Raleigh Microcosm Publishing 2009 978866568 Trade paperback


Raleigh Briggs teaches us how to craft a sustainable domestic life outside of consumer consciousness. And it's not as hard as we may think! This hand-drawn book of charming tutorials is both fun and accessible. It's full of simple skills that anyone can and should learn. From creating tinctures and salves, to concocting all-natural cleaners, to gardening basics, this book is great for anyone looking to live more simply and truly do it themselves. 
Price: 7.00 USD

 4.  Nontoxic Housecleaning

Briggs, Raleigh Microcosm Zine/Pamphlet

Brand New! 

From the Zine Archive and Publishing Project's series of DIY Academy workshops, we present to you - how to clean your house while avoiding gross and dangerous chemicals! You might remember these tips as being highlights of Secret Mystery Love Shoes, but now that those are long gone, we bring them back, in all of their glory! You get: a lesson about the value of DIY cleaning, basic ingredients, some sample cleaners, and various cleaners for various surfaces. What more could you ask for? 
Price: 1.50 USD



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