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Darning: Repair, Make, Mend

by Hikaru Noguchi Hawthorn Press
Pub Date:
11/2019
ISBN:
9781912480159
Format:
Pbk 96 pages
Price:
AU$47.99 NZ$49.56
Product Status: Available in Approx 7 days
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Climate change is making us rethink how we use resources and not subscribing to fast-fashion and re-using and mending our clothes has become a mark of pride. This is visible mending, more akin to embroidery and embellishment that will make your favourite clothing even more personal and save it from landfill.


Fully illustrated with colour photography throughout


Detailed step-by-step images


Easy to follow techniques (even for beginners)


Plenty of inspiration for adventerous menders.


Twelve darning Techniques are covered in detail with step-by-step instructions include: Seed stitch, square darning, Reversible darns, Seed and square darn, Triangular darns, English darning, Accordion darning, Appliqué, Reverse appliqué, Chain darning, Honeycomb Darning and the decorative Tambourine darning. Ten chapters cover mending sweaters, shirts, denim, items in the home as well as accessories, such as scarves and bags.


This is the first UK edition of the cult darning book by Hikaru Noguchi who has become a guru of visible darning in Japan. This detailed step-by-step guide makes the methods easy to follow even for non-sewers. The stylish photography shows off the artistic and minimalist style of the designer’s work.
Hikaru’s book, Darning: Repair Make Mend, is an invaluable teaching resource. I use it at every workshop. The pictures, diagrams and profiles are so inspiring. Mending clothes is an act of looking after yourself and others. It’s essential work that Hikaru does with grace and beauty. – Celia Pym, Textile Artist


I’ve mended things since I learned to sew as a child, and thought I knew my stuff. Everything changed when Hikaru invited me to Japan to host a darning workshop alongside the launch of her book.  The school of Hikaru teaches that techniques of mending are never ending. We love to mend because we don’t want things to end, but as menders We continue to have new beginnings, just like the garments do. We are continually free to find new ways of doing things. -Rachael Matthews, Textile Artist and Writer


Colourful photography combined with an easily understood visual guide brings this wonderful book to life!


-Sanae Kido, Textile Surgery
Hikaru Noguchi studied constructed textiles in England, specialising in knit and having previously taken a degree in graphic design at Musashino Art University in her native Tokyo.


Her work combines traditional knit patterns and techniques such as fair-isle and Aran and focuses on colour and texture and using juxtaposition to create pieces that are sophisticated yet playful.


Hikaru has designed for a number of British labels including Tom Dixon, Top Shop and projects for Barneys, Browns, Paul Smith women, Takashimaya New York and many other stores.


Her book Darning has been translated from Japanese and gives a step-by-step guide to mending garments with twelve exquisite but achievable techniques that celebrate the wear and repair of the fabric.