Darning: Repair, Make, Mend by Hikaru Noguchi was published in May 2020. There are 96 pages in total.
Condition – Brand new. I bought this book for the love of sashiko but realized it’s specializing in mending as the title tells. Why didn’t I read the title? Well, trust it will go to someone who is passionate about mending and repair and appreciates Hikaru’s amazing work. All pic’s here are taken from the actual book.
Language – Japanese
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.
Fully illustrated with colour 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.
Hikaru Noguchi is 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.
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