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Lowther Hall Nora Collisson Centre (Library): Fast Fashion

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Books available in the NCC

Mending matters : stitch, patch, and repair your favorite denim & more

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.

Mending with love : creative repairs for your favorite things (ebook)

Extend the life of well-worn, beloved pieces using these creative techniques. Mending With Love shows you how to apply embroidery, patching, darning, felting, stamping and a little crochet to worn pieces of clothing or household items. Instead of stowing or throwing away damaged pieces that hold happy memories, you can employ these beautiful and sustainable ideas to give them a new life.

Visible Mending : Repair, Renew, Reuse the Clothes You Love (ebook)

In Visible Mending, Arounna Khounnoraj explores why we should mend, and how to mend a variety of different fabrics. Work through the book to discover how to repair forgotten pieces and give worn-out clothes a new life. Today, mending has become an extension to making. Mending is about returning value to something, an opportunity to decorate, emphasise details and express identity by repurposing and reusing.Illustrated step-by-step instructions will demystify mending techniques that can be easily applied to old items to give them a fresh, modern look.

Joyful mending : visible repairs for the perfectly imperfect things we love! (ebook)

Joyful Mending shows you how to fix old items of clothing, linens and household objects 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. These techniques don't just save you money, but make your life more joyful, fulfilling and sustainable in an age of disposable'fast fashion.'

Craftivism: the art of craft and activism (print and ebook)

Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add to the greater good. In these essays, interviews, and images, craftivists from four continents reveal how they are changing the world with their art.