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medium book bag–tai chi and reflexology


I spent most of covid collecting vintage and found myself shocked at how many lovely books end up in the landfill.  as an avid reader (and writer) I decided to find a way to reuse these treasures–that is the genesis of my book bag series.

this bag is a combo of two books, tai chi and reflexology.   I carefully take the book apart, chose the most interesting pages (often the covers, too), sandwich them between my superman strength canvas and protective vinyl then sew them together to make a random and striking pattern.

this medium book bag has handles that will fit over your shoulder even when wearing a coat, but still short enough that most people can carry it at their side without the bag touching the ground.  these are similar in size to my regular medium totes, but a smidge wider.

please note, you can wipe these bags down, but because they utilize actual paper pages, the bags cannot go in the washer.   also, please note,  the vinyl is protective but not bullet proof; it can tear if you catch it on a sharp object.

prepare for attention when you carry one of these; here in New York, I get stopped daily by people complimenting or asking me where I got my bag.  once, last November, a young man was so happy when I told him I’d made it, he burst into tears.

you will get the exact bag in the picture.  check additional photos for shots of the back.

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