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Mending with love : creative repairs for your favorite things / Noriko Misumi ; [translated from Japanese by Nancy Marsden].

Misumi, Noriko, (author.). Marsden, Nancy (Translator), (translator.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780804854030
  • ISBN: 0804854033
  • Physical Description: 88 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Tokyo ; Tuttle Publishing, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of: Tsukurō kurashi ©2017.
Formatted Contents Note:
The joys of mending -- part 1. Mending and living: Why I wrote this book ; My favorite things ; My philosophy of mending and life -- part 2. Mending socks: Basic darning techniques ; Using a darning mushroom -- part 3. Mending stains, holes and frays: Mending tops ; Mending hand-me-downs ; Mending knits ; Basic felting techniques ; Mending dresses ; Mending the cat's mischief ; Mending work stains and damage ; Basing patching techniques ; Mending kids' clothes ; Mending around the kitchen ; Mending slippers and socks ; Mending handkerchiefs ; Mending bags -- part 4. Covering stains with stamps: Stamping with erasers ; Stamping with cotton swabs -- part 5. Remake old items into something you like even more: A worn towel ; A t-shirt that's no longer worn ; An old sack ; An old wool vest ; Darning tools -- Appendix: Mending techniques.
Summary, etc.:
Extend the life of well-worn, beloved pieces using these creative techniques. Mending With Love shows you how to apply embroidery, patching, darning, felting, stamping and a little crochet to worn pieces of clothing or household items. Instead of stowing or throwing away damaged pieces that hold happy memories, you can employ these beautiful and sustainable ideas to give them a new life. With this book, you'll learn how to: - Repair knitted and woven fabrics - Work with flat and curved surfaces - Artfully repair comfy, well-made socks and gloves - Make a statement with creative patching - Fill in holes with roving using felting techniques - Use embroidery to visibly mend frays or damage from the odd cat claw - Apply other tips and techniques to torn, worn, or stained favourites. Creative as well as practical, mending is both a source of pleasure and an eco-friendly fashion statement. Instead of buying more stuff with less meaning, this method allows you to hold on to the things that have a special place in your heart. As "fast fashion" has rapidly expanded, mending has re-emerged as a popular, environmentally-friendly movement around the world.
Language Note:
In English, translated from the Japanese.
Subject: Clothing and dress > Repairing.
Clothing and dress > Repairing.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.