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...and yet more press coverage of my touring Visible Mending Exhibition

Thanks to the Stornoway Gazette for this editorial of the Visible Mending Exhibition tour to Isle of Lewis and to local artist Sofi-Ona Hamer for organising the venues.

A Visit to the Fries Museum – Part the Second

Today I would like to share some more from my visit to the Fries Museum. This was the first time I got to see darning samplers in real life; after reading about them, and seeing pictures of them on the internet and in books, it was a very exciting day for me! 1,156 more words

The Visible Mending Programme

Mindful Mending

“True economy consists in always making the income exceed the out-go. Wear the old clothes a little longer if necessary; dispense with the new pair of gloves; mend the old dress: live on plainer food if need be; so that, under all circumstances, unless some unforeseen accident occurs, there will be a margin in favor of the income.” 189 more words


Easy Peasy Repair Kit - Sugru

I love mending things. Delight in darning. Making a stitch in time … it does save time. Mending a really loved well worn jumper, or jacket. 575 more words


A Visit to the Fries Museum - Part the First

When the textile conservator of the Fries Museum in The Netherlands, Gieneke Arnolli, invited me earlier this year to visit their archives, I just couldn’t wait for my next trip to my home country. 1,187 more words


Polytunnel prose for the Visible Mending Exhibition

With the descriptive style of Laurie Lee, Liam Scollan describes the Visible Mending Exhibition…in his polytunnel…in Co. Sligo:

Preparations began early for Sligo’s own version of Carol Parker’s Visible Mending exhibition. 725 more words

Knitting and Sewing

Crafts are coming back into fashion again, but rather as a hobby than a necessity. In this post, my Mum looks back to the knitting and sewing during the war and post war years. 1,067 more words