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Darning Repair Make Mend - Hikaru Noguchi

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By Hikaru Noguchi

Traditional English darning is covered as well as several variations, including reversible darns for cuffs and collars, sashiko mending for jeans and tambourine darns for just about anywhere. This is the first UK edition of the cult darning book by Hikaru Noguchi who has become a guru of visible darning in Japan.

This detailed step-by-step guide makes the methods easy to follow even for non-sewers. The stylish photography shows off the artistic and minimalist style of the designer’s work. 

The author outlines her own inspirations from the work of Rachael Matthews and Celia Pym. 

Fully illustrated with colour photography throughout and detailed step-by-step images by photographers Wakana Baba and Noriaki Moriya. The techniques are easy to follow even for beginners with plenty of inspiration for adventerous menders. 

Twelve darning Techniques are covered in detail with step-by-step instructions include: Seed stitch, square darning, Reversible darns, Seed and square darn, Triangular darns, English darning, Accordion darning, Appliqué, Reverse appliqué, Chain darning, Honeycomb Darning and the decorative Tambourine darning. Ten chapters cover mending sweaters, shirts, denim, items in the home as well as accessories, such as scarves and bags. 

Climate change is making us rethink how we use resources and not subscribing to fast-fashion and re-using and mending our clothes has become a mark of pride. This is visible mending, more akin to embroidery and embellishment that will make your favourite clothing even more personal and save it from landfill.