Mending Matters by Katrina Rodabaugh
This is such an important book for so many reasons. It shows that slow fashion is beautiful, thoughtful and attainable for all, it brings mending to a new and vibrant level, and explores our relationship to clothing and where it has all gone wrong. Without preaching, Katrina offers a new way of appreciating and looking at what we take for granted; clothing.
"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."