Make + Mend

Make + Mend

Sashiko-inspired Embroidery Projects to Customize and Repair Textiles and Decorate your Home

Book - 2018
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An exquisite, full-color guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories, and home textiles.

Requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and thread , Make and Mend introduces the incredibly simple technique of sashiko--a striking hand-sewing method using a running stitch to form pleasing geometric patterns. Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, decorative projects for the home. With fifteen projects applying a modern, on-trend aesthetic to this ancient craft, Make and Mend shows readers how to apply sashiko stitching to a variety of craft projects, such as repairing torn jeans, mending a ripped hem, and making decorative pillows, napkins, a tablecloth, and a totebag. Touching on the concepts of beauty in minimalism and resourceful simplicity, as well as a fascination with Japan and Japanese design, this easy and accessible book appeals to both the seasoned maker and total beginner.
Publisher: California : Watson-Guptill, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780399579431
Branch Call Number: 746.4604 MARQUEZ
Characteristics: 153 pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Scott, Erin - Photographer


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I have been an admirer of this book since it was published in 2018. Jessica Marquez is certainly one of the individuals who has been apart of generating the visible mending "craze". However, despite being a fan, I have never dived in and actually attempted to practice the art of Sashiko... Read More »

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Mar 12, 2019

A beautifully designed book with excellent photography, ample instructions (for the most part), good sourcing (Gray Line Linens and FabScrap for instance), and thought-full interpretations of the boro aesthetic. A book worth owning ...


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