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The Mending Directory
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback plus 3-5 reusable iron-on transfer sheets
  • Publication: 20 October 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920361
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 170x236 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £15.99
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The Mending Directory


Over 50 modern stitch patterns for visible repairs by Erin Eggenburg (Author)

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Book Description

Clothing repair through visible mending is a movement that now has hundreds and thousands of followers, and Erin Eggenburg is one of the leading proponents.

Through her beautiful stitch designs, Erin shows you how to hand stitch or darn your clothes and other fabric items to mend them, rather than discard them.

The patterns are organized by skill level, from beginner to expert, and each project includes a photo of the completed, stitched pattern, as well as step-by-step diagrams showing how to recreate the design.

Comprising over 50 hand-stitched mending patterns, you can give worn clothes a new lease of life by using these beautiful designs to repair your clothes and other fabric items.

Table of Contents

Meet Erin! 4
About this book 6

Tools and materials: hand stitching 10, Planning the mend 12, Patching options 14, Using the iron-on transfers 18, Getting started 20, Finishing the mend 20, Tools and materials: hand darning 22, Deciding what thickness of yarn or thread 23, How to weave in loose ends 24


Paired Diagonals 30, Coloured Dashes 32, Herringbone Crosses 34, Double Crosses 36, Twisted Bands 38, Crossed Double Dashes 40, Tessellating Diamonds 42, Zigzag Slashes 44, Intersected Diamonds 46, Horizontal Flowers 48, Triangle Chains 50, Interconnected Diamonds 52, Alternating Stars 54, Stars and Diamonds 56, Dotted Lines and Boxes 58, Rectangle Maze 60, Zigzag Stripes 62, Repeating Rainbows 64, Garden of Lilies 66, Dotted Circles 68

Symmetrical Sun 70, Dandelion Clocks 72, Large Lilies 74, Garden of Raindrops 76, Circles and Dashes 78, Dotted Chains 80, Suns and Crosses 82, Embellished Squares 84, Squares and Triangles 86, Garden of Flowers 88, Interlocking Boxes 90, Herringbone Boxes 92, Diagonal Zigzags 94, Windmills 96, Two-colour Darn 98, Graded Squares 100, Confetti Patch 102, Cross-stitch Darn 104, Love Heart Darn 106

Darn with Stars 108, Darn with Dashes 110, Alternating Weave 112, Striped Weave 114, Horizontal Dashes 116, Vertical Dashes 118, Double Weave 120, Central Stripe 122, Crossed Weave 124, Crossed Dashes 126, Alternating Dashes 128, Textured Weave 130, Crosses and Stripes 132, Pattern 53 134, Pattern 54 136

Index 142
Credits 144

About the Author

About Erin Eggenburg

Erin Eggenburg is a visible mending instructor and owner of wrenbirdarts, an online mending shop. Erin also hosts Mending Club, an online forum she created for visible mending enthusiasts, and has a blog that performs in the top 10 per cent of Shopify blogs. Erin has over 20K followers of her one-of-a-kind visible mending projects on Instagram @wrenbirdmends. She also has an Etsy shop, which you can find at wrenbirdarts.etsy.com. Erin lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA.

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