The Art of Repair

  • 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.

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    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. 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. 

  • About the Autor - Molly Martin is an artist, illustrator, professional textile repairer and author.

    Her illustrative work looks at negative space, with a considered colour palette and delicate approach. She is drawn to capture the beautifully ordinary moments of life; work, home, nature and every day objects; with a tendency to draw directly from life.

    Molly is also a professional textile repairer, 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








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