Mending Matters Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More
Mending Matters
Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: October 16, 2018
  • Price: $24.99
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2947-0
  • EAN: 9781419729478
  • Page Count: 224
  • Illustrations: 200 color photographs
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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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. In addition, 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, and she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills, self-reliance, and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.

About the author

Katrina Rodabaugh is an award-winning artist and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft technique. She lives in Germantown, New York.