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Beyond Darning: Creative Mending Techniques - Hikaru Noguchi

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 We're so excited to have this beautiful new book from Japan by Hikaru Noguchi! 

This book is the perfect guide for those interested in preserving their garments and fabrics with Darning Brooches. With detailed images taken by Hikaru Noguchi, you can learn the joys of crafting at your own pace. The Darning Brooch allows you to give new life to garments and accessories you can't bear to part with. Plus, you can use the fabric and thread you have at home to make these beautiful pieces.

Please note, this book is written in Japanese with clear photo instructions.

 

We also stock Hikaru's other beautiful darning books Creative Mending, Darning Repair Make Mend along with her fabulous handmade embroidery tools.

Contents
– Tools used in darning and brooch making
– Recommended types of thread and needles for Darning Brooches
– Fabrics used in Darning Brooch making

Part1: Basics of Darning
– The basics of starting and finishing stitches
– How to use a darning mushroom
– How to use an embroidery hoop
– Cutting clothes to make fabric
– Various darning techniques and stitches like Running Stitch Darning, Gomashio Stitch, and more

Part2: Making the Brooch
– Soft Brooch making
– Mille-feuille Brooch making
– How to attach fringes
– How to make tassels
– How to attach brooch pins
– Different types of pins
– Finishing techniques for different kinds of brooches

 

About Hikaru Noguchi

Hikaru Noguchi, a graduate of Musashino Art University in Tokyo, moved to England in 1989 to study constructed textiles. She specialized in knit and was inspired by the artistic freedom she found in England. After completing her studies at Middlesex University, she stayed on to work in knitted textile design. She collaborated with British designers such as Tom Dixon, and created unique textiles like scarves, bags and garments for stores like Top Shop, Barneys, and Browns. Her work mixes textures, colors, and hand knit qualities, and draws on traditional knitting patterns and techniques. Inspiration comes from flea markets and De Chirico paintings, aiming to create a look that is sophisticated and quirky. Showcasing around the world, her pieces are carried in boutiques and department stores in London, Paris, New York, and Tokyo.