Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favourite Denim & More, Sewing Book
Katrina Rodabaugh is an artist whose focus is on fibre arts, sustainability, and slow fashion. Her new book is just fantastic, and I for one can't wait to get stuck in and learn how to mend my favourite jeans!
Mending Matters includes more than 20 hands-on projects that showcase visible mending that are edgy, modern, and bold—but also draw on traditional stitching. It does all this through just four very simple mending techniques: exterior patches, interior patches, slow stitches, darning, and weaving.
In addition, the book addresses the way mending leads to a more mindful relationship to fashion and to overall well-being. In essays that accompany each how-to chapter, Katrina Rodabaugh explores mending as a metaphor for appreciating our own naturally flawed selves, and she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills, self-reliance, and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.
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