Learn the art and craft of mending. A joyful and meditative practice and a powerful act of restoration for the clothes and belongings we love.
This beautifully illustrated handbook will show you how to mend jeans, socks, sweaters, down jackets, leggings and other common items. Mending Life encourages us to cherish our things by repairing them rather than discarding them. Filled with heartfelt stories that celebrate a sustainable, intentional lifestyle, it encourages us to change our consumption habits and extend the life of our garments and other household items. Encouraging readers interested in slow fashion and craftcore, this handbook is for both beginners and more experienced menders.
You'll learn basic techniques, such as patching, with the option to take it a step further with decorative sashiko stitching. Along the way, Nina and Sonya Montenegro share how the powerful act of mending strengthens not only the object we are repairing, but ourselves as well. Vibrant, full-color illustrations are woven throughout this timeless and practical guide to cherishing and caring for our belongings.