We wanna make it easy peasy when it comes to learning how to repair your clothes. That's why we've put together this list to help you find the advice you need whatever level you're at...from beginners to advanced menders.
Best for: beginners with no prior knowledge of textile repair!
Best for: a comprehensive intro to the full range of modern mending techniques for beginners and intermediates.
Best for: those wanting to learn more creative darning stitches & techniques beyond the well-known basics.
Best for: another fabulous intro to darning stitches and more unusual mending techniques such as: needle felting, patchwork, rug hooking, and crochet.
Best for: learning how to repair your jeans including using Boro/Sashiko.
Best for: reading about the history of textile repair, rise of craftivism and fast fashion issues. It also includes a wealth of mending advice!
Best for: learning how to Swiss darn, Scotch darn and handle cuff repairs on knitwear. A beautiful book full of colourful mendspiration!
Best for: a wide selection of mini weaving patterns with how-to instructions and diagrams.
Best for: more weaving pattern inspiration.
Best for: learning about the environmental and human impact of fast fashion...why it matters to mend!
Best for: those wanting to expand their mending skills to a more advanced level.
This was published back in 1979 and hasn't been reprinted so it can be difficult to obtain a copy!
Best for: another helpful guide to a variety of mending techniques as well as useful upcycling and zero waste project ideas.
Best for: knitwear repair inspiration.
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