Mending Matters by Katrina Rodabaugh

Mending Matters explores sewing on two levels: First, it includes more than 20 hands-on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy, modern, and bold—but draw on traditional stitching. It does all this through just four very simple mending techniques: exterior patches, interior patches, slow stitches, darning, and weaving.

In addition, the book addresses the way mending leads to a more mindful relationship to fashion and to overall well-being. In essays that accompany each how-to chapter, Katrina Rodabaugh explores mending as a metaphor for appreciating our own naturally flawed selves, and she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills, self-reliance, and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.

Katrina Rodabaugh
Katrina is an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Katrina's work fuses sustainability and creativity and her current focus is on sustainable fashion and mending; it ranges from large-scale mixed media installations, to social practice projects, to cross-disciplinary collaborations, to textile and fiber objects, to small handmade crafts sold in her online shop.  
We have a great collection of naturally dyed threads for all of your mending adventures!  Love indigo? Buaisou has a lovely range of indigo dyed thread, sashiko thread and thread kits that include a little scrap of indigo dyed denim!  Verb also has a collection of embroidery floss and sashiko thread that we naturally dye in house, and don't forget those sashiko needles and hoops!