Joyful Mending (9784805315743)

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Tuttle Publishing
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over 40 projects, 16 pages of diagrams, and color photos throughout
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Trim Size:
7 1/2 X 10

Joyful Mending shows you how to repair and improve old items of clothing 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.

Along with her own philosophy of mindfullness and Wabi-Sabi mending, author Noriko Misumi teaches 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.

About the Author:
Noriko Misumi graduated from Tokyo's Musashino University of Art and Design before becoming an author, magazine stylist, window display designer and instructor. She is a frequent contributor to crafting and DIY magazines in her native Japan, helps to organize exhibits and teaches workshops throughout the country.