Welcome! This is a new site, with some holes in it. Please bear with us while we mend gaps & add pages. Thanks for visiting! xoKate

MENDING AS ART

stitch a new story

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beautiful scars

for the loved but torn

SEE SCARS

Mendspiration

ADDRESS ADDRESSES VISIBLE MENDING MOVEMENT

July 26, 2017

The journal for fashion criticism explains --brilliantly! -- what lies behind our need to sew scars on old clothes...

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MENDITATION

February 09, 2017

Meditating can be hard, but sewing with total attention is almost the same, and it shrinks the mending pile too...

 

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MY MOTHER MENDING

December 13, 2016

My mother died so recently that I still can't take it in, and this domestic vignette is bittersweet. Thank god she taught me that stitchery smile... 

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MENDING AS METAPHOR

December 12, 2016

Populism spreads like headlice in a kindergarten as we dread the first orange POTUS, and all I want to do is sew up holes in clothes...

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Darn it!

Don't dump it

WHY DARN?

Menders

The best & most interesting embroiderers, textile artists, designers and stitchers, who visibly mend with nerve and verve. Coming soon: order your own VM...


If it ain't broke...

fix it anyway

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TOO MUCH DARNING

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