Mending Matters Book


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Take advantage of two of our favorite items in the shop:  Mending Matters bundled with Kata Golda’s handmade sewing kit complete with Merchant and Mills scissors, needle book, threads and pins!  The combined price of both items is lower than purchasing each item separately.  Choose which color kit you want and Mending Matters will be included in your purchase!

We are so pleased to offer Katrina Rodabaugh’s beautiful book on mending and creative ways to extend the life of your clothes.

Mending Matters explores sewing on two levels. First, it includes more than 20 hands-on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy, modern, and bold—but draw on traditional stitching. It does all this through just four very simple mending techniques: exterior patches, interior patches, slow stitches, darning, and weaving. 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. In addition, she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills. It teaches us self-reliance and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.

Hardcover, 224 pages with 200 color photographs.

Published by Abrams, Photos by Karen Pearson

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Additional information

Weight 817 g
Dimensions 9.2 × 7.2 × 1 in
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