Mendspiration

Ripping Yarns

LorinaBulwerLetterNorwichMuseum

This so-called madwoman in Victorian England visibly mended her news. We hear you, Lorina...

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MendMarchonInstagramWeek1

Let's do #MendMarch on Instagram! Here are all the prompts --do one, do 31, it's all good. Just one rule: make it Visible...

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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

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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

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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

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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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We can't afford a FOUR FIGURE reupholstery bill. Damn those cats... 

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ONE FOR THE BOYS

March 10, 2015

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For winter days and chilly springs, behold: Swants, by Westknits, for the braver, better man...

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To celebrate the opening of the Imperial War Museum's  Fashion on the Ration exhibition about how WWII scarcities affected everyday style...

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SUBVERSIVE SEWING

March 07, 2015

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We’re not in Etsy any more... The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death by the woman known as The Mother of Forensic Investigation are...

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