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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.
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 3 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 3 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 6 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 17 months ago 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 18 months ago 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 19 months ago 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.
I was looking for a book that contains articles or samples for making differents things with rescued materials, to bring them a second life . And I just discovered "Reinvention"!! Read morePublished 23 months ago by gricel lopez
I just received this book in today's mail. Have been paging through it and cannot wait to get started on some of these projects! Well written, well illustrated, and practical!Published on July 6, 2012 by H. Kennedy