The Art of Repair

The Art of Repair: Mindful mending: how to stitch old things to new life

Non-Fiction, Crafts, Needlecraft, Hobbies, Quizzes & Games
Hardback Published on: 04/03/2021
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The Art of Repair
A Perfect Illustration of the Joys of Slow Fashion
This is a beautifully written and illustrated manifesto as to why repair is necessary to our lives, not just for practical reasons but also for emotional o... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley


'Part how-to guide, part manifesto - a gentle exhortation that encourages us to reconnect with our damaged belongings and ourselves.' TOAST magazine

For Molly Martin, it all started with a pair of socks. Her favourite pair. When the heels became threadbare, her mother got out her darning mushroom and showed her how to reinforce the thinning stitches and bring them back to life. She has been stitching and darning ever since.

In The Art of Repair, Molly explores the humble origins of repair and how the act of mending a cherished item carefully by hand offers not just a practical solution but nourishment for the soul. Using her own beautiful illustrations, she guides us through the basics of the craft - from piecing and patching to the ancient Japanese art of Sashiko.

This book will stay with you long after you put down your needle and thread. It offers an antidote to our increasingly disposable lifestyle, encouraging us to reconnect not just with the everyday objects in our environment but also with ourselves.

  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781780724423
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 440g
  • Dimensions: 214 x 154 x 18 mm

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The Art of Repair
A beautiful book
I couldn't agree more to the Media Review above. Beautifully written, heartfelt and honest celebration of the real worth of things with respect and care ... READ MORE
Jill Crook