Make and Mend is an exquisite, full-colour guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories and home textiles - requiring no special equipment other than a ...
Author: Jessica Marquez
Publisher: Hachette UK
Make and Mend is an exquisite, full-colour guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories and home textiles - requiring no special equipment other than a sewing needle and some thread! Sashiko is traditionally used to mend and repair clothing and textiles, but it can just as easily be used to create beautiful, decorative projects for the home. With 15 projects applying a modern, on-trend aesthetic to this ancient craft, Make and Mend shows readers how to apply sashiko stitching to a variety of craft projects, such as repairing torn jeans, altering a hem, and making decorative pillows, napkins, a tablecloth, and a totebag.
This is the first UK edition of the cult darning book by Hikaru Noguchi who has become a guru of visible darning in Japan.
Author: Hikaru Noguchi
Category: Clothing and dress
This is the first UK edition of the cult darning book by Hikaru Noguchi who has become a guru of visible darning in Japan. With 12 different darning techniques and 63 inspirational examples, this detailed step by step guide makes the methods easy to follow. The stylish photography shows off the artistic and minimalist style of the designer's work.
... bristol board and put them into proper shape for reproduction. Without her aid I
doubt if this book would ever have reached completion. G.A.S. Plymouth, June,
1949. NETS HOW TO MAKE, MEND AND PRESERVE THEM INTRODUCTION A.
Author: G. A. Steven
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Sports & Recreation
NETS - HOW TO MAKE, MEND AND PRESERVE THEM. This book remains one of the best and most detailed books on net making ever published. It deals with the manual methods of net making and mending and is intended for the professional and amateur alike, of all ages. The learner is led step by step to the more complicated parts of the subject using the many detailed diagrams which illustrate the text. One hundred and twenty eight pages contain eight Comprehensive Chapters: The First Steps. Setting Up. How To Shape a Net. Sleeve Nets, Bag Nets and Square Netting. How to Mount a Net. How To Mend a Net. Essential Knots and Hitches. Making Carrying Nets, Shopping Bags, Hammocks, Goal Nets, Purse Nets, Tennis Nets, Fishing Nets, etc, etc. Preservation of Nets. This is a fascinating and practical book on a subject which is becoming ever more popular with hobbyists of all ages.Keywords: Knots And Hitches Mend Purse Nets Fishing Nets Shopping Bags Tennis Nets Goal Nets Hammocks Netting First Steps Learner Shape
The rationing period during World War II was a difficult time, and yet it is remembered nostalgically as a time of unity and great sacrifice. Make Do and Mend focuses on clothes rationing, which was introduced in June 1940.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Category: House & Home
The rationing period during World War II was a difficult time, and yet it is remembered nostalgically as a time of unity and great sacrifice. Make Do and Mend focuses on clothes rationing, which was introduced in June 1940. With the nation's industrial output concentrated on the war effort, basic clothes were in short supply and high fashion was an unknown commodity. Adults were issued as little as 36 coupons a year to spend on clothes. But a man's suit could cost 22 coupons, a coat 16 and a lady's dress 11, so the need to recycle clothing and be inventive with other materials became a necessity. The government issued the leaflets included in Make Do and Mend to advise on how best to avoid wasting valuable resources by recycling curtains into dresses and old sheets into underwear; in short how to 'make do and mend' rather than buying new clothes. Produced from original material held in archives the leaflets are also a nostalgic showcase of forties style.
Packed full of projects, from aprons to curtains, t-shirts to jewellery, this book shows how, with a little knowledge and creativity, you can make a wide range of fantastic items from those old clothes you can't bear to throw away.
Author: Rebecca Peacock
Publisher: How to Books
Category: Recycling (Waste, etc.)
This book shows how, with a little knowledge and a little creativity, you can make a wide range of fantastic items from those old jeans you can't bear to throw away. Whether its a cushion cover from a coat, a tote bag from a torn dress or a neck tie from a negligee, there's no need to throw it away.
This old favorite has been fully revised, with many new diagrams and charts added.
Author: Ted Dahlem
Category: House & Home
This old favorite has been fully revised, with many new diagrams and charts added. It tells how to construct monofilament and nylon nets, both from scratch and using machinemade netting. Modifications to the basic net plan include skirt net, panel net, and a Spanish cast net. It also has complete instructions for making a hammock... the perfect place to stretch out for a nap while your mullet cook in the smoker.
Fully illustrated and easy to use, Sew Step by Step covers all the essential skills and techniques for successful machine sewing.
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Make, mend, and customize your own wardrobe with this highly photographic beginner's guide to machine sewing. Discover how to read a pattern, use a sewing machine, and sew basic stitches, seams, and hems. Explore how to put those skills to use to create, personalize, upcycle, and repurpose clothes and soft furnishings. Fully illustrated and easy to use, Sew Step by Step covers all the essential skills and techniques for successful machine sewing.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND OFFICIAL COMPANION TO THE HIT BBC SERIES BBC’s The Repair Shop is a place where Britain’s most skilled and caring craftspeople rescue and resurrect items that owners thought were beyond saving.
Author: Karen Farrington
Publisher: Random House
Category: House & Home
How do you replenish the stuffing in your favourite sofa seat or your child’s beloved, tatty teddy bear? How do you remove a water mark left on your wooden table? What’s the best way to prevent your leather from cracking? We all have items in our homes that sit about in a state of disrepair while we mull over how to fix them but never actually get round to it. Direct from the Repair Shop's 'Workshop of Dreams', this one-stop practical guide will help you care for those aging treasures and heirlooms around your house, stashed in the attic, or gathering dust in the garage. From furniture and toys to ceramics and clothing, the Repair Shop experts will give you their tips and advice on the art of restoring and conserving everyday items, so you can give new life to your most prized possessions. With clear step-by-step instructions and simple illustrations, find out how to clean, carry and maintain the articles that mean most to you, to safeguard your sentimental legacy for generations to come.