Darning: Repair, Make, Mend by Hikaru Noguchi
Let Hikaru Noguchi, the guru of visible darning in Japan be your guide to visible mending. She'll guide you step-by-step through a process that is akin to embroidery and embellishment. Supported by dozens of colored photos, her detailed descriptions make the methods easy to follow, even for non-sewers.
The stylish photography highlights the artistic and minimalist style of the designer's work. You will be inspired, I promise.
Make your favorite clothing even more personal and save it from landfill!
- Fully illustrated with color 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 including:
- Seed stitch
- Square darning
- Reversible darns
- Seed and square darn
- Triangular darns
- English darning
- Accordion darning
- Reverse appliqué
- Chain darning
- Honeycomb darning
- Decorative Tambourine darning
Ten chapters cover mending sweaters, shirts, denim, items in the home as well as accessories, such as scarves and bags.
Use with this gorgeous darning mushroom from the author, your own darning egg from your grandmother's sewing basket, or improvise with a light bulb. That's how Kristin learned to darn!
This paperback is the first English edition of the book.
Published by Hawthorn Press, U.K. 2020