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faq ~ mending & binding

I got a parking ticket yesterday while doing some errands in downtown Oakland. Normally this would upset me, but all I could think is “at least I didn’t have a young child who was shot and killed at school today.” … Continue reading

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Red Sweater Repair ~ Hand Embroidery

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Mending My Granny Squares

Mending my granny squares isn’t exactly like minding your p’s & q’s, as many teachers and grandmothers have been known to say to rude and unruly children. There is nothing ruled about this mending job. My approach is completely freeform. … Continue reading

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Solstice Mending Tutorial

The solstice ritual is over. The shirt is off the mountainside and on the operating table. No more dreaming of mending and daisies. Wrong side up – I had to surgically remove two small portions from the inner placket of … Continue reading

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Solstice Mending Ritual

Sometimes mending requires anonymity. It can’t be known or visible to others. It’s not social, but best done in quiet contemplation, alone and with simplicity. It is the longest day of this year in my short life, the first day … Continue reading

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The Unpredictable Geography of Mending

When I mend a pair of worn out jeans, I begin with the obvious damage, but often the threadbare places go uncharted until I begin patching – and soon another previously unnoticed area erupts under the needle. My soul sometimes … Continue reading

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