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  • "Modern Mending" Hardcover Book by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald

    A handy new addition to Woollykins' wool care collection. Modern Mending by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald is a comprehensive guide to mending clothes that combines creativity, sustainability and fun. In Australia, we send millions of tonnes of clothing to landfill each year, and our clothing consumption is one of the highest in the world. But the good news is that it’s never been easier to repair and reinvent your favourite clothes. 

    Inside Modern Mending you'll find:

    • Step-by-step instructions for a wide range of mending techniques, with full-colour process photographs, illustrated diagrams and troubleshooting tips
    • stitching (2 knot methods + 17 stitch methods)
    • patching (6 methods)
    • darning (8 methods)
    • needle felting (4 methods)
    • machine darning (2 methods)
    • 5 extra tutorials and sets of tips for buttons, snags, ladders, zippers and shoes
    • 25 case studies of mended garments, with the story behind each repair and the techniques and materials used
    • 10 sections full of mending guidance and motivation (I like to think of them as paper-based hugs)
    • Helpful Tips
    • Thoughts Before Mending
    • Playing Around with a Design
    • Tools of the Trade
    • Fabric 101
    • This Goes With That (common fabric types with actual-size photographs and descriptions of the best fabrics, yarns, threads, needles and techniques to mend them with)
    • Care: Prevention & Maintenance
    • Share the Love & Increase Your Impact
    • Should I Redo it?
    • Mending for Others & Valuing Your Time
    • Recommended Reading
    • 7 interviews with inspirational modern menders from around the world, with photographs of their work
    • 6 cups of tea
    • 3 amusing cat photos
    • 2 references to the Incredible Hulk
    • 1 zillion helpful tips

    The Australian second edition has 272 pages and the following new bits:

    • 32 extra pages (but 36 more in terms of content – some clever reorganising has been done to fit in more tutorials!)
    • 'This goes with that', featuring nine common fabric types with actual-size photographs and descriptions of the best fabrics, yarns, threads, needles and techniques to mend them with
    • three new case studies (now 25 in total)
    • five new step-by-step tutorials:
    • Scotch and honeycomb darning (three methods + heaps of suggestions for variations)
    • secret patch (invisible)
    • patch for thin socks
    • a new shoe-mending inspiration section
    • an index! (with a section listing all the potentially invisible mending techniques and their page numbers)

    Modern Mending by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald 
    Australian second edition
    Published by: Affirm Press
    ISBN: 9781925972290