The Art of Repair- Molly Martin

23,95

The Art of Repair- Molly Martin

23,95

For Molly Martin, it all started with a pair of socks. Her favourite pair. When the heels became threadbare, her mother got out her darning mushroom and showed her how to reinforce the thinning stitches and bring them back to life. She has been stitching and darning ever since.

In The Art of Repair, Molly explores the humble origins of repair and how the act of mending a cherished item carefully by hand offers not just a practical solution but nourishment for the soul. Using her own beautiful illustrations, she guides us through the basics of the craft – from piecing and patching to the ancient Japanese art of Sashiko.

This book will stay with you long after you put down your needle and thread. It offers an antidote to our increasingly disposable lifestyle, encouraging us to reconnect not just with the everyday objects in our environment but also with ourselves.

 

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Molly Martin

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Molly Martin is an artist who lives and works in London.

Her work looks at negative space with a considered colour palette and a delicate approach to the drawn line. Drawing from life as well as memory, dreams and imagination, Molly creates work around a sense of place, belonging and time.

Molly has also worked as a professional textile repairer and researcher, specialising in delicate fabrics and traditional hand sewing techniques. She has worked as the sole repairer for slow fashion company egg and works in continuous collaboration with TOAST, teaching repair workshops in London and throughout the UK.

Her book ‘The Art of Repair’ (published March 2021 with Short Books) looks at the philosophy, history, and techniques of textile repair, and is accompanied by her original illustrations.

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Molly Martin

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