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Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials Spiral-bound – May 1, 2012
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28 projects seamlessly merge stitching, sustainability, and resourcefulness with simple, clean design
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.
About the Author
Maya Donenfeld writes the popular green crafting and simple living blog, www.mayamade.blogspot.com. Her distinctive designs feature sustainable resources and fibers while weaving in elements from the natural world. Her website is filled with projects, inspiration, and eco-friendly tutorials to light a fire under anyone wanting to artfully recycle, repurpose, and reinvent.
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