In the mood: Repair Shop

Just Got Made • 17 Mar 2021

As 2021 gathers pace, we look for renewal, hope and handworked items that show care. As Fashion Revolution recently suggested, the new wave of sustainable thinking will be all about… REPAIR.

A grid of nine images, including a pair of repaired shoes, a stainless steel pot of glue, a beautifully darned denim jacket, a thimble from a museum, a women smiling and upholstering chairs, a bright pink wooden chair, a black woman artist surrounded by quilts, a book about the art of repair and two steel clamps.

INSPIRATION Francli Craftware used marine whipping twine and basket darning to repair much loved shoes for the #reworkblackfriday challenge
MATERIAL Coccoina non-toxic glue made from potato starch and almond oil, £4 (Objects of Use)
TECHNIQUE Shaskiko denim jacket repair (Denim Dudes)

TOOL One thousand year old Thimble (V&A Collection)
SPECIALIST Rachael South is a bespoke upholsterer and chair caning specialist working from Hackney, London
INSPIRATION upcycled chair from the ‘If Chairs Could Talk’ exhibition by Yinka Ilori, 2015

HISTORY Quilts made of old clothing by Mary Lee Bendolph b.1935 a member of the famous Gee’s Bend community in Alabama (Grayson Perry)
READ The Art of Repair by Molly Martin, £13.94 ,
EQUIPMENT metal frame clamps, £11.80 per pair, Weaver’s Bazaar

A mended jumper in contrasting wool darned by Celia Pym

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