I don’t have any projects to share this weekend for two reasons; I have a post-grad assignment due Monday and have been completing some mending tasks I’ve been putting off for a while.
I think mending has become a forgotten task in today’s world where everything is cheap and interchangeable.
I tend to spend a bit of extra money on fewer unique items, instead of many cheap trendy ones. So when something become worn and torn, I’ll fix rather then toss it. It saves money in the long run and the environment, so even if you could replace that black T with another, why would you?
Mending I do includes: redying – expecally faded black, replacing buttons to brighten up old cardigans and dresses, tossing stretched items into a hot dryer, shaving ‘pilling’ sweaters, re-heeling or dying shoes, and good ol’ stiching.