In 2022, let's love our clothes a little longer!
One of my personal intentions this year is to tackle my mending pile. You might have something similar — a growing stack of jeans, jackets, and sweaters waiting to be stitched or patched. Always put off until tomorrow.
These mending projects seem like an arduous task, but in truth, once I start one, a sort of meditative delight takes over. Similar to knitting, there’s a quiet satisfaction to watching something reach completion, row by row. By the end, I’ve brought an old favorite back to life, to be worn again and again.
It’s a win we could all use right now.
A few of my favorite folks to admire, follow, and learn from:
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New Visible Mending Kits are here to support your various mending needs or simply brighten up your old denim.Each kit contains:
- Three 100% cotton denim patches of varying weight and size (5" x 5" or larger)
- Three 5-yard bobbins of 100% cotton sashiko thread
- Two heavy-duty Olympus sashiko mending needles (1 15/16" and 2 5/8") with large eyes for easy threading
I've dyed the denim and thread in my studio with a variety of leftover dye baths and food waste including madder, cutch, onion skins, and pomegranates.
Whether you're new to mending or want to pick up more advanced techniques, there are so many excellent books out there to learn from. I've collected some of my favorites on Bookshop.
I'm sure I'll share updates as these mending projects get underway. I'd love to see yours too! Tag your colorful mends with #pirttimending on Instagram.