Creative Mending, Hikaru Noguchi


Mend, rethink, transform, recreate!

Mending your favourite fabric items–from jeans to sweaters to sofa covers–becomes a true art form in Creative Mending. In this book, mending guru Hikaru Noguchi shows you her entire range of valuable techniques–from embroidery and patching to darning and felting–that are just challenging enough for experienced menders.

Noguchi’s basic rules of mending are that the repair should suit the fabric and its user, and that there are lots of creative ways to create beautifully customised repairs–some subtle, others making a statement.

She provides 13 techniques that show you how to:

Apply creative repairs to both knitted and woven fabrics
Use yarn, floss, ribbon, and fabric to reinvent well-loved garments
Make understated repairs that add just a touch of contrast, colour, or texture
Use visible mending techniques for bold repairs
Darn with felt to add body and dimension to a repaired item
Match your repairs to the damage, the fabric, and the wearer
Manoeuvre through tricky places like inseams and underarms
And more!

The 13 illustrated lessons and over 300 colour photos in this book provide detailed examples for all the basic techniques. Lots of variations plus plenty of tips and examples (67 in all) provide you with all the guidance you need to rethink and repair beautifully.

The stunning photos will inspire you to get creative on that fraying neckline or worn elbow!

Size: 191 × 254 mm
104 Pages
ISBN: 9780804854740

Only 6 pieces in stock!



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