Bartering projects

It’s always fun to see my fabric used in new ways. At New Bedord Summerfest I traded a BBbatiks fat quarter for a business card holder with ApRi.

All her items are made with reclaimed burlap from New England roasters’ coffee bean sacks. They sew each item on industrial machines from the 1960’s because the fabric is so heavy. Fabrics are thrifted, upcycled and recycled. Jute is natural fiber that doesn’t need pesticides or even fertilizer, making it even more sustainable and eco-friendly. It is biodegradable, strong, durable and UV resistant.

Here is a wallet April made out of one of my fat quarters:

Love it! Apparently this piece has already been sold at the American Folk Festival in Maine- but stay tuned for future collaborations.