The Art of Repair is a collection of stories, tips and fragments of history exploring the humble act of textile repair. With illustrations and inspiring photographs throughout, this beautiful hardback explores the origins of repair and what it means in the world today. It includes ancient and traditional techniques - from Indian Kantha stitching to Japanese boro repair - plus personal repair stories and helpful tips on how to do simple stitches yourself.
- Molly Martin
- 128 pages
- Published by Short Book
This book by illustror and repair artist Molly Martin is the perfect guide to fixing textiles. Mending rather than replacing your clothes is a great way to be more sustainable. The Art of Repair offers an antidote to our increasingly disposable lifestyle by encouraging us to contemplate the positive and powerful effects we can gain from preserving the broken, and ultimately to reconnect with ourselves and the world we live in.