Darning: Repair, Make, Mend by Hiraku Noguchi
6328 San Pablo Ave
6328 San Pablo Ave
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This cult book is a step by step guide by Hikaru Noguchi, a guru of visible darning in Japan. This is visible mending, more akin to embroidery and embellishment that will make your favorite clothing even more personal and save it from landfill. 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.
Highlights of this book include:
Fully illustrated with color photography throughout
Detailed step-by-step images
Easy to follow techniques (even for beginners)
Plenty of inspiration for adventurous 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.
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.
About the Author:
Hikaru Noguchi studied constructed textiles in England, specializing in knits and has a degree in graphic design at Musashino Art University in her native Tokyo. Her work combines traditional knit patterns and techniques such as fair-isle and Aran and focuses on color and texture and using juxtaposition to create pieces that are sophisticated yet playful. Hikaru has designed for a number of British labels including Tom Dixon, Top Shop and projects for Barneys, Browns, Paul Smith women, Takashimaya New York and many other stores.
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