Joyful Mending shows you how to fix old items of clothing, linens and household objects by turning tears and flaws into beautiful features.
Simply by applying a few easy sewing, darning, felting, or crocheting techniques, as well as some sashiko and other favorite embroidery stitches, you can repair your favorite pieces in a transformative way. These techniques don't just save you money, but make your life more joyful, fulfilling and sustainable in an age of disposable "fast fashion."
Author Noriko Misumi teaches you her philosophy of mending and reusing items based on the age-old Japanese concepts of mindfulness and Wabi Sabi (an appreciation of old and imperfect things). In her book, she shows you how to:
Repair any kind of fabric that is torn, ripped or stained—whether knitted or woven
Work with damaged flat or curved surfaces to make them aesthetically pleasing again
Create repairs that blend in, as well as bold or whimsical visible repairs
Darn your handmade or expensive gloves, sweaters and socks to make them look great again
The joy to be found in working with your hands and the personal artistry you discover within yourself lie at the heart of this book. While nothing lasts forever, there's pleasure, as well as purpose, in appreciating age and imperfection. Joyful Mending allows you to surround yourself with the things that truly give you joy, whether they were given to you by a loved one, picked up in your travels or simply have a special place in your heart.
Author: Noriko Misumi
Publish Date: 03/17/2020
Dimensions: 7.5in x 0.4in x 10in
An inspiring guide to eco-friendly and sustainable fashion, The Mending Directory offers 50 modern stitch patterns and sashiko visible mending designs to transform your favorite pieces from worn-out to wow! This guide will help you save money, build your sewing and stitching skills, and make stunning fashion statements. Each sashiko pattern is organized by skill level – from beginner to advanced – and feature a variety of styles for all kinds of wearables, from geometric grid-based patterns to charming nature-inspired designs.
Author: Erin Eggenburg
Publish Date: 11/02/2021
Alabama Studio Style: More Projects, Recipes & Stories Celebrating Sustainable Fashion & Living
As part of an ongoing design series, Alabama Studio Style builds upon techniques explored in Alabama Stitch Book with new stitching, stenciling, and beading methods, applying them to twenty extraordinary clothing and home decor projects. Also included are recipes comprising three delicious menus. Alabama Studio Style shows us that true style encompasses not only what we wear, how we decorate, and what we eat, but also how we care for our environment.