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Advancements in technology have increased the pace of our lives. As a response, a vibrant do-it-yourself movement has risen to reclaim age-old traditions that reconnect us to slower and simpler times.
Award-winning blogger Maya Donenfeld offers a guide to working with her favorite recycled materials. You'll find linen, burlap, wool, and more with details on their history, deconstruction techniques, sewing tips, and information about their environmental impact.
Reinventing everyday materials into remarkable items of beauty and utility for the modern home and family will excite new and experienced sewers alike. In this one-of-a-kind book, Maya also shares easy methods for transforming gently used fabric with paint and ink. Inside you'll find stenciling templates, clear patterns, and thorough instructions, as well as encouragement to invent your own designs. Stories, a favorite recipe, and a nature activity are tucked between and around the projects to offer you an invitation to slow down, be mindful of your surroundings, and create with intention.
Easy to understand and execute!
She's always been a forager, with a sharp eye for anything from washers on a street to use in projects to pretty rocks when we are out on hikes in the summer.
You can find examples with differents materials, like linen, cotton, denim and others all of them easy to make and have a lot of fun!!!
Unless you have LOTS of time, a local thrift shop (or several) and a decent sewing machine.
Otherwise, you'll find yourself getting frustrated because there are so many... Read more
Inspirational ideas and a great presentation. This book is spiral bound but it is still worth having if you need fresh ideas for old clothes.Published 2 months ago by Afflicted
the ideas are good (not so far from things I`ve been playing with myself), the how-to-s elaborate and seem helpful enough, but - see, I bought the (android) Kindle version, and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by raya
This is good for working with younger people that can't see reusing something. They live in a throw it away environment.Published 11 months ago by Janice R. St Clair
I had checked this book out at my local library and found the projects so interesting I had to have it.Published 14 months ago by Linda D. Dolan
I have been able to use the ideas and expand on them. I had seen this in a book store for a price I just counldn't afford, but your price allowed me to purchase it.Published on March 26, 2013 by Ann Freel
i love this book. maya offers so many fantastic projects and explains them in an inspiring and straight forward way. i have done several projects and the results were amazing! Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by J. Dunham
Bought this for my Daughter as she is always making something out of nothing!!! This gives her ideas to use unwanted things.Published on January 27, 2013 by Jeanne Youngblood
There is nothing in this book that I can use.The cover was attractive and re-enforces the old adage, "Never trust a book by it's cover.