my mother was a master with the crochet hook. she made towering hats, huge blankets
and "rag rugs" which I would sprawl across as a toddler.
she taught me to crochet when I was in elementary school and continuing the practice is a way of honoring her creativity within me.
using a Go Team James bag or rug instead of one that will have a single incarnation is an act of combating the rising tide of unused textiles on the surface of our planet.
at least five second hand pieces (be it denim, button downs or bedding) are used to make a bag or rug.
I select cotton fabrics that have a lot of life left to give,
so the finished pieces are durable and ready to love.