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Author Montenegro, Sonya, author.

Title Mending life : a handbook for repairing clothes and hearts / Sonya and Nina Montenegro.

Publication Info. Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, [2020]

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  646.3 MON    DUE 11-28-20
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  646.3 MON    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Hastings Branch On Order.
Description 191 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Getting started -- Darning -- Patching -- Other common repairs -- Beyond a mend.
Summary "Mending Life is a beautifully illustrated, practical tool kit for repairing the clothes and belongings we love. It is also an exploration of how mending can be a gently healing practice in our daily lives and a small act of rebellion in a world where many things are discarded without thought. Mending Life encourages us to cherish our things by repairing them rather than discarding them. It also encourages us to change our consumption habits so that with small mends here and there, we extend the life of our garments and other household items. This handbook is for beginners but also offers more advanced techniques to those with some experience in mending. You'll learn basic techniques such as patching, but will have options to take it a step further with decorative sashiko stitching; you'll also learn how to darn socks and mend sweaters, as well as things like a tear in a bedsheet or down jacket. And along the way, the authors share heartfelt stories about the powerful act of mending, which strengthens not only the object we are repairing, but ourselves as well. Vibrant, full-color illustrations are woven throughout the handbook. Mending Life is a timeless, practical guide to cherishing and caring for our belongings." -- (Source of summary not specified)
The act of mending strengthens not only the object we are repairing, but ourselves as well. The Montenegros encourage us to cherish our things by repairing them rather than discarding them. By changing our consumption habits, small mends here and there will extend the life of our garments and other household items. They introduce basic techniques such as patching, but will have options to take it a step further with decorative sashiko stitching. You'll also learn how to darn socks and mend sweaters, bedsheets, and down jackets. -- abridged from information provided
Subject Clothing and dress -- Repairing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Added Author Montenegro, Nina, author.
ISBN 9781632172525 (hard cover) $24.95
1632172526 (hard cover) $24.95

 
    
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