Creative Mending: Beautiful Darning, Patching and Stitching Techniques (Over 300 color photos)

Category: Book
By (author): Noguchi, Hikaru
Subject:  CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Felting
  CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General
  CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Embroidery
  CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Needlework / Knitting
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Published: March 2022
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 104
Size: 10.00in x 7.50in x 0.75in
Our Price:
$ 22.95
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Mend, rethink, transform, recreate!

Mending your favorite fabric items--from jeans to sweaters to sofa covers--becomes a true art form in Creative Mending. In this book, mending guru Hikaru Noguchi shows you her entire range of valuable techniques--from embroidery and patching to darning and felting--that are just challenging enough for experienced menders.

Noguchi's basic rules of mending are that the repair should suit the fabric and its user, and that there are lots of creative ways to create beautifully customized repairs--some subtle, others making a statement.

She provides 13 techniques that show you how to:
  • Apply creative repairs to both knitted and woven fabrics
  • Use yarn, floss, ribbon, and fabric to reinvent well-loved garments
  • Make understated repairs that add just a touch of contrast, color, or texture
  • Use visible mending techniques for bold repairs
  • Darn with felt to add body and dimension to a repaired item
  • Match your repairs to the damage, the fabric, and the wearer
  • Maneuver through tricky places like inseams and underarms
  • And more!

The 13 illustrated lessons and over 300 color photos in this book provide detailed examples for all the basic techniques. Lots of variations plus plenty of tips and examples (67 in all) provide you with all the guidance you need to rethink and repair beautifully.

The stunning photos will inspire you to get creative on that fraying neckline or worn elbow!
Review Quote*"Noguchi provides plentiful examples along the way, and offers several projects to put the techniques to work; readers will learn how to cover up stains on a dress, make damaged hems beautiful, and repair torn denim pockets. Noguchi has a gentle touch that prioritizes fun over perfection, and her appreciation for her craft is motivating: it's important to "feel compassion" for a worn-down item, she writes, and "befriending damage or wear will naturally create a change in your relationship with clothing and objects." Readers looking to get more miles out of their wardrobe should give this a look." -l Publishers Weekly
Biographical NoteHikaru Noguchi is a graphic artist and knitted textile designer. Her passion for fabric has led her to become one of the world's leading experts in darning, with the aim to creatively fix rather than discard. Her darning books, including Darning: Repair, Make, Mend are popular all around the globe, and her textiles have been widely exhibited and are sold in boutiques worldwide. She lives in London. Find her work at and @hikaru_noguchi_design