The Art of Repair
This beautifully presented book is a thoughtful exploration of the art of repair, its origins and how the act of mending itself offers not just a practical solution but can bound us closer to the object, turning a long loved item one into cherished heirlooms, as wear and tear shapes them, and memories become etched into their very being.
Artist, illustrator and professional textile repairer, Molly Martin takes us through the basics of textile repair; from piecing and patching to the ancient Japanese art of Sahiko, using her delicate illustrations and images of pieces she herself has repaired over the years. A shirt bought when she was sixteen, a yellow linen jacket, bought in Boston in 1999, her brothers embroidered cushion.
A light and lovely read, this book is a wonderful way to get started with the art of textile repair.
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Hardback, 21.5 x 15.5 x 2 cm approx,144 pages.