Modern Mending – book by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald (second edition, signed copy)

Modern Mending – book by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald (second edition, signed copy)
Modern Mending – book by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald (second edition, signed copy)
Modern Mending – book by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald (second edition, signed copy)
Modern Mending – book by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald (second edition, signed copy)
Modern Mending – book by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald (second edition, signed copy)
Modern Mending – book by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald (second edition, signed copy)
Modern Mending – book by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald (second edition, signed copy)
Modern Mending – book by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald (second edition, signed copy)
Modern Mending – book by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald (second edition, signed copy)

Modern Mending – book by Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald (second edition, signed copy)

  • New low price (nice!)
Regular price $17.00
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Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
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A.M.
My favourite mending book

Modern Mending is a great book for both beginners and seasoned menders. The instructions are clear with a playful tone. The balance of instruction and examples is perfect.

A
Alicia Campbell
I gave myself a 🎁 present!!

I bought Modern Mending for Kindle. It is wonderful, yet I needed the book to leave open at a page while my hands are free to mend. I also bought a few on the mending supplies and look how gorgeously they were sent to me! Erin: Thank you for the information (the book and ebook are highly informative with further references. They are also inspiring and beautiful!) and care in your package. I will be passing the book and knowledge forwards.

K
Karen B
Great resource

What a beautiful book, it covers every type of mending imaginable & more. A great resource to help slow the amount of clothing & textiles which are ending up in landfill due to damage or wear & tear. This stuff should be taught in schools. Well done Erin.

H
Helen

Very well written and lots of great tips

A
Annie H
Also a great gift 🎁

After I purchased this great book for myself I have now purchased it as it as a gift for a friend who will use and treasure it. Such an important book to help with rethinking clothes and how they can be repaired and reused with style and whimsy!

Modern Mending the book: bigger, better and with a new low price

I purchased a large quantity of books at a discount, and I'm passing on the savings to you.

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

  • 32 extra pages (but 36 more in terms of content  we did some clever reorganising 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)

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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 mending is trending and it’s never been easier to repair and reinvent your favourite clothes.

Modern Mending is a comprehensive guide to mending clothes that combines creativity, sustainability and fun. Inside 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

NOTE: This is a signed copy of the book; please specify in the comments at checkout if you would like the inscription to be addressed to a particular person. If you would prefer no signature, you can specify that, too.

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
93%
(26)
7%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
A.M.
My favourite mending book

Modern Mending is a great book for both beginners and seasoned menders. The instructions are clear with a playful tone. The balance of instruction and examples is perfect.

A
Alicia Campbell
I gave myself a 🎁 present!!

I bought Modern Mending for Kindle. It is wonderful, yet I needed the book to leave open at a page while my hands are free to mend. I also bought a few on the mending supplies and look how gorgeously they were sent to me! Erin: Thank you for the information (the book and ebook are highly informative with further references. They are also inspiring and beautiful!) and care in your package. I will be passing the book and knowledge forwards.

K
Karen B
Great resource

What a beautiful book, it covers every type of mending imaginable & more. A great resource to help slow the amount of clothing & textiles which are ending up in landfill due to damage or wear & tear. This stuff should be taught in schools. Well done Erin.

H
Helen

Very well written and lots of great tips

A
Annie H
Also a great gift 🎁

After I purchased this great book for myself I have now purchased it as it as a gift for a friend who will use and treasure it. Such an important book to help with rethinking clothes and how they can be repaired and reused with style and whimsy!

If your local bookshop or library doesn't yet stock Modern Mending, you can ask them to order it in.

For wholesale inquiries, please contact the publisher of the relevant edition.

Australian second edition
published by Affirm Press
ISBN 9781925972290

UK/US editions
published by Search Press
ISBN 9781782219606

German edition (Geschickt Geflickt)
published by Stiebner Verlag
ISBN 9783830721048

Watch this video to see how I made the book, including my hands-free photography setup.

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