To submit your best example of a creative mending technique, please send:

  • a close-up photo jpeg of your finished work (a scrap piece of fabric is fine—it doesn’t need to be a full piece of clothing or finished object)
  • along with the submission form (click here to download the word document)
  • to inquiry [at] creativemending [dot] com
  • by January 26.
  • Multiple examples of interesting work are very welcome!

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{tools of the trade of mending. Simple or complex, love them all}

From time to time over the last year I’ve tweeted, posted, and in general mentioned in passing the book I’m working on with Storey Publishing. They approached me a little over a year ago about writing a sewing book for them that’s all about mending – both to make it like new and add a little pizzaz! I know many of you have mended things around your home, well, I want you all to be in my book! I want to show off all the creative ways people from around the world mend their clothing.

{my favorite shirt, repaired, loved, and stitched over and over again}

If you have an inventive way of mending holes, patching worn spots, covering stains, or just embellishing a old piece of clothing to give it a whole new look; than you definitely need to get in touch. We are looking for inventive examples to photograph and feature in my book.

The book will be published in January 2012 and be broadly distributed in North America and abroad. If your work is selected for inclusion, you’ll get prominent mention in the photo caption, a listing in the contributors section of the book, and a complimentary copy of the book.

How you can be a part of my first book!

To submit your best example of a creative mending technique, please send:

  • a close-up photo jpeg of your finished work (a scrap piece of fabric is fine—it doesn’t need to be a full piece of clothing or finished object)
  • along with the submission form (click here to download the word document)
  • to inquiry [at] creativemending [dot] com
  • by January 26.
  • Multiple examples of interesting work are very welcome!

The final selections will be made by February 4. If your work is selected, you will need to send the actual piece of work for us to photograph. It will be returned to you once our photo shoot is complete in March.

Happy Crafting and I hope to hear from all of you very soon!

Kristin