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Darn It

Does anyone do mending anymore?


Someone wondered what one of the props was on an old TV show.  She thought it was a light bulb.  246 more words

Linking The Past To The Present

Responding to Repairs

A recent repair commission made me think about how a change in attitude can lead to a different response to repairs. It can be quite a challenge to be accepting of things not looking perfect and new, and I think that part of wanting to keep using things for longer, I had to accept that they will show signs of wear and tear. 757 more words


Creative Mending at The New Craftsmen

I’m pleased to let you all know that I will be running a Creative Mending workshop at The New Craftsmen, on 22 July, as part of their summer exhibition… 590 more words


Marking Linen

As part of my mending journey I wanted to go back to basics, and follow some old Dutch lesson plans about teaching young girls the ins and outs of marking household linen, and repairing of clothes and linens. 770 more words

The Visible Mending Programme

[Late] spring cleaning

Spring finally slowed down, cooled down, and I’ve had a chance to line up with the season again. The house still needs a deep, very deep clean – there’s still dust from the bath reno underneath the furniture, and I don’t think it’s ever had a lift-up-the-rugs-and-wipe-down-the-walls cleaning yet. 721 more words


visible mending

I’ve never darned anything in my life but when a hole appeared in my little grey cardigan I remembered some beautiful photos I’d seen of patches and mended clothes. 162 more words


sweat the small stuff

I hate spending money. I hate having bills. I prefer to spend my money paying the money I owe than buying new things I really don’t need. 212 more words

Saving Money