Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite

Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More By Katrina Rodabaugh ✩ – Varanus.us Mending Matters explores sewing on two levels First it includesthan 20 hands on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy modern and boldbut draw on traditional stitching Mending Matters explores sewing on two Stitch, Patch, Kindle Ï levels First it includesthan hands on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy modern and boldbut draw on traditional stitching It does all this through just four very simple mending techniues exterior patches interior patches slow stitches darning and weaving In addition the book addresses the way mending leads to amindful relationship to fashion and to overall well being In essays that accompany each how to chapter Mending Matters: PDF/EPUB or 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 handsMending Matters explores sewing on two levels First it includesthan hands on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy modern and boldbut draw on traditional stitching It does all this through just four very simple mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, ePUB ´ techniues exterior patches interior patches slow stitches darning and weaving In addition the book addresses the way mending leads to amindful 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 Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair PDF or making things with our own handsMending Matters explores sewing Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair PDF or on two levels First it includesthan hands on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy modern and boldbut draw on traditional stitching It does all this through just four very simple mending techniues exterior patches interior patches slow stitches darning and weaving In addition the book addresses the way mending leads to amindful 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.

Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite
  • Kindle
  • 224pages
  • Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More
  • Katrina Rodabaugh
  • English
  • 02 September 2016
  • 1419729470

    12 thoughts on “Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite


  1. says:

    I am giving this book a 4 but I don't know that I can recommend it as a tool for learning to mend If you want to know why please read onMaybe I misinterpreted the title Maybe as I scanned through the book and I didn't see all the projects offered The book shows images that prove her mending is as lovely as her sentiments towards the movement of slow fashion And really that is what this book has the most to offer as it is a long well thought presentation of the movement If I wanted a reason to mend then this would be the book for me If I wanted to convert someone with slow fashion proselytizing this would be the book for that need I don't mean this as a bash because this book is intelligent and well written but I thought I was getting a book on mending techniues and it didn't feel that way when I dipped my toes in to look at the projectsI returned the book as soon as I realized it wasn't really a book with an array of techniues for many kinds of damaged clothes but because I wanted to know if I misunderstood what the book presented itself to be I went back to look at the title and description in greater detail The description cites that there are over 20 projects within the pages of the book but even though I felt a big problem with the book was that all the projects looked and felt the same and that there wasn't much innovation do I put the patch inside or outside do I make the patch bigger than the hole do I make some extra stitches around the area but even thinking things all looked the same my mind cannot wrap around the fact that on returning the book I came here to write this review and fully thought I was going to write that I was disappointed in that it only contained a half dozen projects And here I look and see the book has over 20 I think this says it all sadly 20 projects easily summed into a handfulAnother person mentions the lack of knit fabric mending techniues as one issue I think this also hits the nail on the head The clumsiest newbie to sewing folks can sew a patch on denim and perhaps make some even enough rows of running stitches without too much of a stretch of effort and this is what the majority of the book contains Patchwork denim It's lovely work but a simple concept and each one I recall seeing as I scanned the pages was a pretty simple project What I really wanted was a mending book that told me how to fix an array of common issues and maybe creatively Seeing different fabrics different notions different treatments Fixing buttons fixing plackets fixing the inevitable holes we get in t shirts darning socks mending undies maybe mending brassieres to fit better when they begin to stretch over time to give them a second life a brassiere lift My mom darns socks and I guess I can ask her how but that would be something I would liked to have seen in this book Everyone I know has at least one pair of jeans with a patch slapped on it But who darns their socks any My mom pretty much from what I know I cannot imagine too many people can say they know someone well within their 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon that darns socks Just a thought on a way to save lots of holey socks from the landfills cause I sure don't donate holey socks nor do I really know what to do with them other than throw them out I also think the lack of variety means we are forgetting that a lot of people happily don ripped jeans or patch them and keep them for years but what do I do with a torn work blazer for exampleSo I love the concept behind the creation of the book I love the heart of the author and the goal to do better as an individual to make the world better for all of us I love the idea of wasting less buying less while recycling and saving I love the images and as much as I complain of the simplicity and lack of variation I do still love her art The author has a lot to say about fashion and it is stuff that should be said and that people should think about For that if I were looking for a book about why I should slow my fashion roll I would give the book 5 starsAs a book on how to actually mend I think I would give this a 3 It does show how to mend some things it is well written it has nice pictures but there is uite the lack of depth and variety While the concepts offered could be applied to other items of clothes I really think variety would help her cause here and would help the user become inspired to take a whack and mending their own clothes instead of pitching them Also I know that this is touted as a mending book but perhaps in lieu of an array of mending techniues for a variety of clothing types a mention of basic alterations to save ill fitting clothes from the bin or the Goodwill would help too Just a thoughtIn summation I took my ratings of 5 and 3 and mashed them up to a 4 but I am conflicted on that I feel bad giving it a 4 because I don't know that I would recommend the book as a resource for mending but conversely I would feel bad rating it less than a 4 because I think the author has important things to say so my 4 comes with this caveatI would recommend this book ONLY to four kinds of people1 Those who want to learn about slow fashion and why it is important2 Those who want to make patchwork denim3 Those who have very little sewing skill and want to learn a few basics4 Those who want to support the author for whatever reason that may be perhaps that they approve of her message of the need for slow fashion movement to catch on etcI do not recommend this book as a resource to learn an array of techniues to mend clothesI hope this helps and best of luck


  2. says:

    This book is essentially the same project repeated over and over just changing the color of the patch and where it is applied on the garment There is also no mention of mending knit fabric like sweaters or socks which seems an oversight for a book of this length I am returning it


  3. says:

    This book is exactly what I was looking for in Japanese style visible mending practical tips that are on the subtle side Not everyone wants to be walking around in boho colorful patchwork and this avoids all that On a strictly personal level I'm getting a little tired of reading the same artist statements from the same people over and over again about slow fashion and sustainability I realize there's a cliue of people who do this stuff but a little diversity would be nice That aside this is a wonderful book


  4. says:

    I pre ordered this book even though I was a bit skeptical and being a fan of Boro Sashiko and Kantha stitching was not sure this would be of interest I really like this book I'm a fan of 'art textiles' and even though I've sewn for years I really don't know much about actual mendingtoss the old thing and buy new was my motto But overtime I've come to my senses and appreciate the act of mending repair preserving making and re making in creating a world of sustainabilityvery appealing The book is well designed simple and clear instruction good photography Each chapter provides a brief introduction then techniues photos a little stitching history and brief 'essay' by contributing artists I liked that the essays were interesting to read and not what I call annoying artist art speak but rather like a conversatioin with others who are like minded I do have to mention the size of the bookapprox 7x9 Such a nice change from the usual 9xll standard As stitchingmending feels personal so does the size of the book Personal is nice So congratulations to the author well done


  5. says:

    Pretty set up but another book jumping in & riding on the current trending of Boro Sashiko & Kantha stitching Sorry not an impressive book I Am returning it


  6. says:

    I'm giving this book a five star rating for clarity of instructions and beautiful photography I like the subtle style of the author's projects I could easily give this to a beginner and they could have successful repairs with itI also agree with some of the critical reviews that say that the projects seem repetative when taken as a whole and that there's something of the same slow fashion messaging that seems to be a mantra in the slow fashion community I expected that to some degree so I didn't find it offputtingI'd been hoping to see a little detail for things like how to deal with a bias tear and when would a subtle repair possibly better serve your project There's some of the second but not enough of the first in my opinion I would still recommend this book for a novice hand sewer a beginning repairer or someone interested in learning the basics of Japanese inspired visible repairs


  7. says:

    I was looking for a boro book which emphasized mending jeans and had good illustrations This is exactly what I was looking for I like to buy 'distressed' jeans but if they have holes in the knees they are less practical It's annoying to have one's foot get stuck in the hole when putting on the jeans Through the use of boro stitching the jeans become not only practical but wonderfully decorative The other nice thing about boro mending is that you don't need to use a sewing machine


  8. says:

    I've been eyeing this book up since it's release the joys of seeing many sewing bloggers mention it on Instagram and am delighted with itThe book is a well designed hardback small enough to pop in my bag for reading on bus journeys There is an introduction explaining how the author came to be sustainable in her clothing choices and the impact this had on her wardrobe She has great ethics when it comes to buying clothing and mending older clothesThere is a chapter on basic slow stitching and design considering your colour choices for thread and patches before starting on your mending project Different ways to apply exterior patches even using patches as design elements pockets and a chapter on interior patches This is the techniue I'm excited for using interesting fabrics remnants from my stash and some beautiful stitching to create uniue pieces to wearA chapter on Sashiko follows a techniue I only learned about earlier this year in fact so thats a great win for me and darning and stitch weaving techniue tooWhen you consider that the author only uses naturally occurring fibres it makes sense that there are limited numbers of techniues to use Yet this allows for greater creativity In fact I love the emphasis on creativity While the author doesn't go into endless detail of different techniues she covers enough to inspire you to try for yourselfI wasn't expecting an encyclopaedia of different techniues a book that would inspire me to mend my own clothing in uniue and creative ways and that is definitely what I got It will be a favourite of mine for many years I'm sure


  9. says:

    I thought this was a wonderful book it shows how being responsible consumer should be a lifestyle not a chore This book really makes you think don't throw it away


  10. says:

    I bought this to my wife she told me she liked it The book is like described at a reasonable price


  11. says:

    If you already know how to sew don't bother It's the same techniue over and over basically whether to patch outside or inside the garment Wish it had different stitch patterns and such


  12. says:

    Clear well written with good examples to follow Inspiring A very good book for anyone wanting to repair denim in particular Very pleased

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