Maya Jacobs

she / her
Maker, sewist, art historian

Hi! I’m Maya, born and still live in Belgium, and I’ve been sewing since I was 12. I learnt it from my grandma, who was a seamstress herself and had a big creative influence on teenage me. I rediscovered my love for sewing 3 years ago. I am currently working towards a more cohesive wardrobe by either sewing and/or thrifting vintage Belgian designer pieces.

What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:

I remember there was always music playing in my childhood home. My dad was in a band, and I vividly remember him and my mom dancing around the house from time to time. Even now, my mom and I could be sitting together knitting and sewing, and my dad would sit somewhere practicing his guitar.

Music has always been a driving force throughout my life. I have very specific and overly curated Spotify playlists for every mood. I’m that person, yes.

When sewing, I either need something quiet/minimal/ambient (or a podcast) to completely zone out or a very high-energy playlist for zooming around my studio. Moving around from the sewing machine, to the overlocker, to the ironing board, back to the sewing machine and on and on and on! I find myself tapping along with my foot still on the foot control messing up my stitches too often.

Tell us about your playlist:

This playlist is the high-energy one I was talking about earlier. I recommend listening to the songs in the order they’re in, for an optimal listening experience! 🙂

I picked the Twin Peaks soundtrack as a warm welcoming tune to all listeners. You’ll find a mix of new wave, post punk and rock in this list. I tried to incorporate some of my favorite Belgian artists such as Whispering Sons, 2 Belgen, Red Zebra and Raketkanon.

In the middle I tried to build up to some good high-energy songs, perfect for stomping around in your sewing space! Towards the end of the playlist I added some more ambient songs to cool down to.

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And this I dreamt

  1. Twin Peaks Theme – Instrumental – Angelo Badalamenti
  2. Lucky Number – Lene Lovich
  3. Echo Beach – Martha and the Muffins
  4. Age of Consent – 2015 Remaster – New Order
  5. Jumping Someone Else’s Train – The Cure
  6. Public Image – Remastered – Public Image Ltd.
  7. Still Ill – 2011 Remaster – The Smiths
  8. Got You – Amyl and The Sniffers
  9. Spellbound – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  10. Alone – Whispering Sons
  11. Atmosphere – Joy Division
  12. Death – Grapetooth
  13. Cloudbusting – Kate Bush
  14. White Noise – Whispering Sons
  15. Carrion Flowers – Chelsea Wolfe
  16. Lipstick – Ariel Pink
  17. Disintegration – Remastered – The Cure
  18. Cherry – Chromatics
  19. Gazin’ – Ringo Deathstarr
  20. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others – 2011 Remaster – The Smiths
  21. The One to Wait – CCFX
  22. Inbetween Days – The Cure
  23. Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
  24. Babooshka – 2018 Remaster – Kate Bush
  25. This Charming Man – 2011 Remaster – The Smiths
  26. Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
  27. Shakin’ All Over – Flamin’ Groovies
  28. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) – 2005 Remaster – Talking Heads
  29. Ask – 2011 Remaster – The Smiths
  30. Barbarism Begins at Home – 2011 Remaster – The Smiths
  31. Bo’s Veranda – Morphine
  32. Loverman – 2011 Remastered Version – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  33. Swamp Thing – The Chameleons
  34. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea – The Cure
  35. Young Men Dead – The Black Angels
  36. Blue Monday – New Order
  37. Lena – Remastered – 2 Belgen
  38. I Can’t Live In a Living Room – Red Zebra
  39. Eighties – Killing Joke
  40. Smoko – The Chats
  41. Firestarter – The Prodigy
  42. Rise Above – Black Flag
  43. Dicks Hate The Police – Dicks
  44. Sailin’ On – Bad Brains
  45. Elbow – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
  46. I’m Not A Loser – Amyl and The Sniffers
  47. Florent – Raketkanon
  48. Temptation – 7″ Version; 2015 Remaster – New Order
  49. Push – The Cure
  50. Dream Baby Dream – Suicide
  51. Alberto Balsalm – Aphex Twin
  52. Road Of The Lonely Ones – Madlib
  53. The Narcissist – Dean Blunt, Inga Copeland
  54. Flim – Aphex Twin
  55. Dreamer’s Wake – Rival Consoles
  56. Tommib – Squarepusher