Project Bags and Other Yarn Accessories
Recycled Wool Handcrafts
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The focus of JRW Creations is handmade one-of-a-kind clothing & accessories featuring timeless designs, quality materials & detailed workmanship.
Sewing is my passion. It began at age nine when I made my first apron. From the beginning, I’ve loved transforming fabrics, trims and threads into wearable garments, accessories and furnishings. Sewing and the study of textiles, became the focus of 3 college degrees and my professional career with University of Maryland Extension. For 31 years, I taught the selection, use, care and construction of clothing and home furnishings to youth and adults in a non-formal education setting throughout Maryland.
Today, in my retirement, I continue my love of sewing with a custom sewing business and volunteer projects related to sewing. Much of my work is with wooI fabrics & fibers. Using wool sweaters and garments, I push the envelope, doing all those things that I once cautioned against – washing in hot water with agitation and soap, drying in a hot dryer – creating new fabrics with a myriad of textures. Blending colors, textures, fibers, trims and machine stitches for the unique, one-of-a-kind jacket, vest, hat, mittens, scarf… One pair of mittens is made with felted fabric pieces from 8 different sweaters. Wearable art jackets are created from new wool Melton yardage.
I also design & sew project bags, totes, wristlets, crossbody and multiple use bags from home dec fabrics & trims, some quilter’s cotton & repurposed wool garments. Light colored linings make it easier to find items that have dropped to the bottom; interfacings & interlinings add stability and durability. Zipper, magnetic snaps or drawstring closures are used.
Jeans jackets for children are embellished with quilt shop fabrics, ribbons and other trims are very popular.
I find great satisfaction creating beautiful things in my studio at Contentment Farm where Boer goats and miniature donkeys also live. Email, message or phone me if you have questions about listed items, custom orders, etc.
For the past 20/ 25 years, as director of The Maryland Make It with Wool education and sewing competition program, I have worked with our youth participants and adult volunteers to sell Wool Wax hand creme, provide a class for a wool craft and a fashion show featuring the wool garments created by our MIWW participants. As in 2020, our efforts will continue virtually this year. Watch the MIWW Virtual Fashion Show video, and look for Maryland Make It with Wool in the 2021 Vendor listing or go to my-site-104575-105041.square.site to place your order. You can also email: to purchase the Creme and information will also be included on Facebook. Your hands and our participants will be happy you did!!