Mending Matters

Stitch, Patch and Repair Your Favorite Denim and More

Katrina Rodabaugh


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.

A quote from William a professional costume designer:

This book arrived yesterday...I'd even forgotten I'd ordered it! But worth the is just fantastic. ..Even better than Slow Stitch (Batsford) and Visible Mending,which I've had from you earlier, and they are great . Can recommend it unreservedly for anyone undecided about a choice on the subject, or all three if you're feeling like spending madly!
The author is a truly authentic environmental and sustainability warrior and a teacher,and as well as outlining various projects very clearly in text and pictures writes brilliantly about the detrimental effects of fast, mass manufactured fashion on the planet and sequentially our lives. A really good read and inspirational as well!


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