Giveaway: Reclaimed Textiles: Techniques for paper, stitch, plastic and mixed-media by Kim Thittichai

reclaimed textile You can get yourself in the running for a copy of Reclaimed Textiles: Techniques for paper, stitch, plastic and mixed-media by Kim Thittichai by simply leaving a comment in today’s post about your favorite reclaimed material by July 23, 2014.

First let me say this book feels wonderful. It has the softest fabric cover. You just want to pet it. The pages are filled with great tutorials as well as do-able and extreme projects that are sure to inspire. I will go to this book to get my creativity “in the mood” like an athlete warms up and stretches.

More about the book from the Publisher:

“Whether you want to be thrifty and green, or to add a sense of heritage to your work, incorporating old bits of paper, fabric, plastic, and packaging can lead to stunning textile art. Kim Thittichai takes crafters through a range of innovative techniques for reclaiming and recycling, from collage to rag-rugging, giving each style a unique twist. Every chapter includes a step-by-step project for beginners along with new ideas for experienced textilers, and showcases the work of the best textile artists working today.”

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only please.


  1. Mary D says

    I cut us some of my linen dresses and cotton pinstripe dress shirts (no longer wore) and included in my fairly large (10,000 pcs) postage stamp quilt.

    It was hard for me to cut up my perfectly re-wearable denim clothing instead of recycling to another person, but I have a stack waiting for me to cut into for a quilt of some sort.

  2. Marietta says

    I think wonderful silky scarves make great knitted reclaimed art. Unfortunately my mom won’t give me any of her many scarves left from the Years when every woman wore scarves daily. She made lovely rag rugs from our worn clothes and saved zippers and buttons that she still has jars of today. I would like to steal some to include in a quilt.

  3. margaret says

    old purses–the more zippers and closures the better;when they get too beat up to use I take apart and get many supplies for future projects

  4. says

    I don’t have just one favorite! I have been collecting and using old linens, hankies, vintage clothing and their buttons for crazy quilting. I also use junk mail for papermaking, books and magazines for mixed media, and felt, denim and old clothing for quilting.

  5. Kris Westphal says

    Clothes that I’ve, eh-hem, grown out of. 😀 I actually sold a fabric vase I made from a silk skirt I had worn several years ago. When I go clothes shopping, I think my subconscious is going wild with thinking about future creations that will be made.

  6. says

    I have a box marked ‘clothes to fabric’ where I throw things I love but can’t or don’t wear any longer. . . after I take off the labels for a mini quilt. But my favorite is turning skirts into aprons, they are so pretty, and practical.

    Thank you for the opportunity to receive a copy of this book!

  7. Kathy Davis says

    I hit the thrift stores to buy wool skirts to make wool applique projects and have even started a hooked rug with the cut up wool.

  8. Deanne Del Vecchio says

    My current favorite thing is recycled silk yarn from Sari’s made in India. So far, I’ve only used it on a wall hanging; but I love all the bright colors rolled into yarn; yum!

    The book sounds yummy, too; thanks for a chance to win a copy!

  9. Susan says

    I finally got permission to start on my daughter’s t-shirt quilt from sorority t-shirts. We cannot agree on a design – so we shall see what transpires. I live in OK and she lives in NM, so this may be quite a challenge. I only have one pair of old jeans from my deceased husband and I don’t know what to do with them. We had been divorced 7 months and his family donated everything to our church. Obviously, they didn’t like me and I had never met them. Impressions can be strong. Thanks for the giveaway. I love to pet fabric.

  10. Christine B. says

    I teach elementary school students how to quilt, and this book sounds inspiring! I would love to incorporate new ideas into my lesson plans, and this book would put me on the right track, for certain!

  11. Kristy says

    I hate I missed the deadline. I am a middle school art teacher who’s program receives no funds. I have a strong science background. We recycle materials in our projects as much as possible. I love using different types of papers and fabrics. They. Have so many textures. We I have some extra money I will definitely get this book.

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