Mending Life

Mending Life

A Handbook for Repairing Clothes and Hearts

Book - 2020
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Mending Life is a beautifully illustrated, practical tool kit for repairing the clothes and belongings we love. It is also an exploration of how mending can be a gently healing practice in our daily lives and a small act of rebellion in a world where many things are discarded without thought.

Mending Life encourages us to cherish our things by repairing them rather than discarding them. It also encourages us to change our consumption habits so that with small mends here and there, we extend the life of our garments and other household items. This handbook is for beginners but also offers more advanced techniques to those with some experience in mending.

You'll learn basic techniques such as patching, but will have options to take it a step further with decorative sashiko stitching; you'll also learn how to darn socks and mend sweaters, as well as things like a tear in a bedsheet or down jacket. And along the way, the authors share heartfelt stories about the powerful act of mending, which strengthens not only the object we are repairing, but ourselves as well. Vibrant, full-color illustrations are woven throughout the handbook.

Mending Life is a timeless, practical guide to cherishing and caring for our belongings.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781632172525
1632172526
Branch Call Number: 646.3 MONTENEG
Characteristics: 191 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Montenegro, Sonya - Author

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Mending Life is a beautifully illustrated, practical tool kit for repairing the clothes and belongings we love. It is also an exploration of how mending can be a gently healing practice in our daily lives and a powerful act of restoration, both for our clothes and our relationship to the world.

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Apr 17, 2021

This is a beautiful introduction to mending clothes of all sorts. I loved hearing about how the authors came to mending (through their grandmother) and how they go about bringing life back into clothes that just need a little TLC. Their instructions are simple and clear with a great summary of the tools that you need to embark upon a mending life. This is great introduction to those looking to learn how to mend and I think even the experienced mender would find a nugget or two to add to their sewing toolkit.

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