Gather up those textiles you’ve been meaning to work on and join me for some creative social fun. Bring any projects to work on, ie.. knitting, crochet, needle work, whatever. 5:30 – 8:00pm Thursday, May 25th, 2023 Octagon Center for the Arts, 2nd Floor Studio FREE IN PERSON EVENT |Read More
Join me for 40 minutes of relaxed mending and afternoon tea. Today I reknit the top of my daughter’s hat that “exploded” at school. I also show off a few other projects in my mending basket and the socks I’m knitting up just for fun. Show Notes Sign up for theRead More
This post is part of the Pattern Archive Recovery Project. The pattern was originally posted back in 2009 and you can read the original content and get the full pattern on the original post. Enjoy the newly formatted, updated, and ad-free printer/screen friendly PDF in the Craft Leftovers Shop.Read More
The irony that I’ve literally written the book on mending is not lost on me. My mending pile is a mile high. Most of the time I try and stay on top of it, but times like this summer happen and it really gets away from me!Read More
Calling All Crafters! Do you have old, worn out clothing that you can’t wear anymore? Or perhaps you just stained your favorite tablecloth and don’t know what to do? Well, I’ve teamed up with Storey Publishing to host the Make Do and Mend Contest! Take your worn out or damagedRead More
I am happy to announce that I will be hosting a live book talk on Shindig, a new customized video chat space for live events. We will be connected globally via webcam online, and can interact and participate in a live talk about Mend it Better!You can socialize with otherRead More
To submit your best example of a creative mending technique, please send:
- a close-up photo jpeg of your finished work (a scrap piece of fabric is fine—it doesn’t need to be a full piece of clothing or finished object)
- along with the submission form (click here to download the word document)
- to inquiry [at] creativemending [dot] com
- by January 20.
- Multiple examples of interesting work are very welcome!
A big part of the wardrobe redress project is to fix up the clothes I love, so I don’t feel obligated to wear the clothing I don’t love because they are in better condition. This week I tackled my mending basket and fixed up three of my favorite items.
It’s always so funny how long things sit in the mending pile before I get to them. Then once I do, I think “Why in the world did I not just get that done!?” Most of the time, mending is a quick and easy and extends the life of clothingRead More
Hi all! I am about to embark on the adventure of a life time! Onward to the Maker’s Faire. I have so many exciting things to tell you about. First off, about my part at the Maker’s Faire. I am co-hosting a workshop/demo booth with the founder of the SewingRead More
“Crap!” And there goes my button. Now only if I had a little pocket kit to carry in my bag so I could quickly attach it before it goes missing. And what about those times you snag your favorite skirt while on vacation? What’s one to do? Well, mending on the go maybe isn’t ideal, but with this little kit you sure can make it a lot easier. Everything right where it needs to be just when you need it. Even some fabric for patches in a pinch and replacement buttons when you can’t find the one you’ve lost.Read More
I was going to tell you all about how I finished my skirt today, but it slipped my mind that today was the day I needed to go to the ER to get my stitches taken out. No harm done though, while waiting I started mending my friend’s bag andRead More