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  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 08 March 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780804854740
  • Stock: 46 in stock
  • Size: 191x245 mm
  • Illustrations: 13
  • Pages: 104
  • RRP: £14.99
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Creative Mending


Beautiful darning, patching and stitching techniques; over 300 color photos by Hikaru Noguchi

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Book Description

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. 

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.

About the Author

About Hikaru Noguchi

Hikaru Noguchi moved to England from Japan in 1989 to study constructed textiles. After completing her studies at Middlesex University she developed new and innovative textiles for furnishings, scarves, bags and garments with a number of designers including Tom Dixon, Topshop and projects for Barneys, Browns, Paul Smith, Takashimaya New York and many other stores. Hikaru has participated in many shows and exhibitions all over the world, and her work is sold in boutiques and department stores in London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, and elsewhere.
Other publications include Made in France: Knitting.

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