She wants you to continue their story by piecing and patching them together in a new and different way. The principles of make-do-and-mend are
core to Mandy’s practice, but she employs them with an aesthetic outcome in mind.
The book is a visual treat, packed with images showing how tired textiles can be reworked into beautiful collages. The pages are peppered with examples from inspirational textile artists, as well as guided projects from Mandy. Discover through her eyes where to source textiles and what to look out for. She fi nds beauty and value in surprising things and places!
Throughout she encourages you to respect the original workmanship of these precious fragments from vintage quilts, discarded garments and antique linen and lace. She shares how to pick apart what is worth saving and relax into the creative process of transforming them.