Maya and I met a few years back teaching at Squam Art Workshops and we have been friends ever since, sharing a passion for sewing with repurposed materials. I’m so proud of Maya and her first book! It is pure *Maya* and true to her vision of practicality and clean design.
Her book is smartly laid out in chapters focused by material: linen, burlap, jersey, wool, denim, tyvek mailers and vintage. Each chapter has 4 projects using that material as well as a bit of history, tips, environmental impact and sourcing info.
The result is a handy little organizer full of pockets, which I plan to use for travel. I’m always in need a handy place to keep my ear buds, phone charger, important papers (my badge to get into Quilt Market!), sunglasses and baubles that don’t fit in my jewelry roll. And since I leave this week for Kansas City, this project couldn’t have come at a better time.
I hope you’ll take a moment to check out Maya’s book at your local bookstore! Her projects and inventive thinking will really get you inspired to look at everyday materials in a new way. You can follow along with the blog tour below, for interviews with Maya and other projects:
As part of the tour, Maya and Wiley Books are generously offering a free copy to one of my lucky readers! (USA mailing addresses only, please) To be entered in the giveaway, please comment on this post telling me your favorite material or which material you’re most excited to try out. One winner will be chosen randomly when the contest ends on Wednesday, May 16th at 5pm EST. Good Luck!
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