Joyful Mending

In her book, she shows you how to: Repair any kind of fabric that is torn, ripped or stained—whether knitted or woven Work with damaged flat or curved surfaces to make them aesthetically pleasing again Create repairs that blend in, as ...


Author: Noriko Misumi

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462921423

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 88

View: 363

Joyful Mending shows you how to fix old items of clothing, linens and household objects by turning tears and flaws into beautiful features. Simply by applying a few easy sewing, darning, felting, or crocheting techniques, as well as some sashiko and other favorite embroidery stitches, you can repair your favorite pieces in a transformative way. These techniques don't just save you money, but make your life more joyful, fulfilling and sustainable in an age of disposable "fast fashion." Author Noriko Misumi teaches you her philosophy of mending and reusing items based on the age-old Japanese concepts of mindfulness and Wabi Sabi (an appreciation of old and imperfect things). In her book, she shows you how to: Repair any kind of fabric that is torn, ripped or stained—whether knitted or woven Work with damaged flat or curved surfaces to make them aesthetically pleasing again Create repairs that blend in, as well as bold or whimsical visible repairs Darn your handmade or expensive gloves, sweaters and socks to make them look great again The joy to be found in working with your hands and the personal artistry you discover within yourself lie at the heart of this book. While nothing lasts forever, there's pleasure, as well as purpose, in appreciating age and imperfection. Joyful Mending allows you to surround yourself with the things that truly give you joy, whether they were given to you by a loved one, picked up in your travels or simply have a special place in your heart.

Mending with Love

She is the author of Joyful Mending. Asia Pacific Berkeley Books Pte. Ltd. 3 Kallang Sector, #04-01 Singapore 349278 Tel: (65) 6741-2178 Fax: (65) 6741-2179 ...


Author: Noriko Misumi

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462922239

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 88

View: 580

Extend the life of well-worn, beloved pieces using these creative techniques. Mending With Love shows you how to apply embroidery, patching, darning, felting, stamping and a little crochet to worn pieces of clothing or household items. Instead of stowing or throwing away damaged pieces that hold happy memories, you can employ these beautiful and sustainable ideas to give them a new life. With this book, you'll learn how to: Repair knitted and woven fabrics Work with flat and curved surfaces Artfully repair comfy, well-made socks and gloves Make a statement with creative patching Fill in holes with roving using felting techniques Use embroidery to visibly mend frays or damage from the odd cat claw Apply other tips and techniques to torn, worn, or stained favorites Creative as well as practical, mending is both a source of pleasure and an eco-friendly fashion statement. Instead of buying more stuff with less meaning, this method allows you to hold on to the things that have a special place in your heart. As "fast fashion" has rapidly expanded, mending has re-emerged as a popular, environmentally-friendly movement around the world.

Always the Mountains

It is a humble and often joyful mending of biological ties , with a hope , clearly ... from this foundation we might , too , begin to mend human society .


Author: David Rothenberg

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820329533

Category: Nature

Page: 281

View: 698

David Rothenberg is one of our most eloquent observers of the interplay between nature, culture, and technology. These nineteen pieces exemplify what has been called Rothenberg's "amiable" mix of interests, styles, and approaches. In settings that range from wildest Norway to his own front porch in upstate New York, Rothenberg discusses the Hudson River School of painters, the hazy provenance of Chief Seattle's famous speech, ecoterrorism, suburbia, the World Wide Web, and much more. He asks if we can save a place less obtrusively than by turning it into a park. He muses on the plight of a pacifist beset by a swarm of mosquitoes. He ascends Mt. Ventoux with Petrarch and Mt. Katahdin with Thoreau. In Always the Mountains, Rothenberg dares us to "enjoy the fundamental uncertainty that grounds human existence," to wean ourselves from the habit of simple answers and embrace the world's vastness.

Charting Our Future

It is a humble and often joyful mending of biological ties , with a hope clearly recognized . -BARRY LOPEZ , NATURALIST UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA SISISIS SOS ...




ISBN: MINN:31951D01807172Z

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 72

View: 854

Blue White Embroidery

Also available from Tuttle Publishing Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible JOYFUL MENDING ISBN : 978-4-8053-1453-1 ISBN : 978-4-8053-1574-3 Cute Needle Feited ...


Author: Kozue Yazawa

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462922222

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 612

Simple stitches, elegant and quirky motifs & a classic color scheme combine to create 30 fun embroidery projects for all skill levels! Calming blues from a day at the beach, the soft white tones of clouds and seashells—we never tire of pairing shades of blue with white. In this book, author Kozue Yazawa draws inspiration from the natural world and her own surroundings, using an array of classic nautical motifs to evoke a sense of elegance and nostalgia. Lessons demonstrate the basic embroidery stitches, making it easy to embroider these designs even if you've never picked up a hoop and needle before. Follow the simple instructions and diagrams to turn your embroidery into delightful things to make and use, like: A sea urchin pincushion, conch shell scissors holder and needle book for your sewing supplies Tote bags sporting anchors, starfish, and sailor hats to carry anything you might need—from groceries to supplies for a day at the beach An elegant garland of flowers for your wrist and a stylish shawl to keep warm A notebook cover and keychain charms to elevate your accessories And much more—30 projects in all! These projects are easy to complete quickly, but fun to savor slowly, leaving room for creativity. Let Blue & White Embroidery be just the start of adding this well-loved color scheme to your favorite things.

Casual Chic Japanese Style Accessories 19 Projects variations

Also available from Tuttle Publishing Simply Sashiko 36 JOYFUL MENDING ISBN 978-4-8053-1624-5 ISBN 978-4-8053-1574-3 Cute Needle Felted Animal Friends M ...


Author: Yoko Hatta

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462922543

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 849

A modern take on classic knitted accessories. With a contemporary approach to traditional knitting patterns and textures, Small Knits brings to life a collection of stylish necessities for warmth and fashion. From selbu mittens to unisex hats and neckwarmers—these pieces work for just about any mood, recipient and wardrobe. In this book, you'll find instructions and photos for 19 charming projects, plus variations, including: Elegant Nordic mittens, handwarmers and a beret Stylish neckwarmers in houndstooth and argyle patterns An eyecatching Fair Isle hat and handwarmers Comfy, durable socks in herringbone and other classic stitches A delicate, lacy shawl And much more! Instructions, diagrams and Japanese-style knitting charts take you through each project from start to finish. A section on technique shows how to execute the stitches used in this book. These projects are fun and rewarding for experienced knitters who've enjoyed a taste of the Japanese knitting style or would like to give it a try.

Simply Sashiko

... Lovable Felted Animals JOYFUL MENDING DET ISBN : 978-1-8053-1559-0 ISBN : 978-1-8053-1574-3 . *** *** ******* ** * *** * **** *****


Author: Nihon Vogue,

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462922093

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 120

View: 400

Sashiko: the needlework form of both decorative and functional embroidery developed in Japan many centuries ago. With just four key materials needed—needle, thread, thimble and fabric—Sashiko stitches have long been a favorite for quilting and embroidery. Today, the style is popular in the visible mending movement because of its simplicity, efficiency and aesthetic appeal. With Simply Sashiko, you can apply centuries-old Japanese techniques to your home, clothing and accessories in a fun, modern way. This book gives you simple but thorough lessons on the ins and outs (literally) of 36 different sashiko patterns, plus designs for stylish home and personal accessories so you can try them out, including: Decorative pouches Little purses Placemats and napkins Covered brooches and buttons And much more! Step-by-step instructions and detailed color photos show you everything from transferring patterns to perfecting your stitch technique. User-friendly templates help you keep your motifs balanced and even, while color combinations ranging from the traditional white and indigo to multicolored threads on primary colored backgrounds inspire you to get creative with these basic stitches.

Mending Life

+ + + + + + + + + + ++ The art of mending is a joyful, meditative practice and also a powerful act of restoration. It is an invitation to buy less.


Author: Nina Montenegro

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781632172532

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 398

Learn the art and craft of mending—a joyful and meditative practice and a powerful act of restoration for the clothes and belongings we love. This beautifully illustrated handbook will show you how to mend jeans, socks, sweaters, down jackets, and leggings and other common repairs. Mending Life encourages us to cherish our things by repairing them rather than discarding them. Filled with heartfelt stories that celebrate a sustainable, intentional lifestyle, it also encourages us to change our consumption habits so that with small mends here and there, we extend the life of our garments and other household items. Encouraging readers interested in slow fashion and craftcore, this handbook is for beginners but also offers more advanced techniques to those with some experience in mending. You'll learn basic techniques such as patching, but will have options to take it a step further with decorative sashiko stitching; you'll also learn how to darn socks and mend sweaters, as well as things like a tear in a bedsheet or down jacket. Along the way, Nina and Sonya Montenegro—creators of TheFarWoods— share how the powerful act of mending strengthens not only the object we are repairing, but ourselves as well. Vibrant, full-color illustrations are woven throughout the this timeless and practical guide to cherishing and caring for our belongings.

Mending Wings

Scared and joyful, all at the same time, I'm sure. Scared and joyful, just like me. Episode 6: Skin Of The Soul When the puking stops, _-=105=-_.


Author: E.S. Wynn


ISBN: 9781678158842



View: 453

Glen Isla or The good and joyful thing

Oh ! papa , I know I was very impatient , " said Herbert , “ but I daresay Sophy is
right , and I am quite willing to wait till the holidays commence ; and in the
meantime we will be getting all our tools ready , and mending the wheel - barrow
, for ...


Author: Mrs. Harriet DRUMMOND


ISBN: BL:A0021349355



View: 880

The Joyful Environmentalist

Is darning just mending holes? I'm not sure what the difference is between these two activities. Which tells you how much I know about mending clothes.


Author: Isabel Losada

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781786785015

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 441

The feel-good book of the year for everyone who loves our planet and is looking for solutions. Fast, funny and inspiring, too. "This is the joy we need in our lives." - George Monbiot. "This book, practical and realistic as well as visionary, will keep that positive message before the reader's eyes. Joy is after all one of the best motivations we can have for change." - Dr Rowan Williams. Finally! A book about saving our planet that is fast, funny and inspiring too. Written in short chapters for busy people, Isabel doesn't bother with an examination of the problem but gets right on with the solutions. Her aim: to look for every single way we can take care of the planet; how we live and work, travel, shop, eat, drink, dress, vote, play, volunteer, bank - everything. And to do this wholeheartedly, energetically and joyfully. Beginning with losing her cool in a restaurant that will only provide plastic cutlery, Isabel journeys through native tree planting in the Highlands of Scotland, playing Samba drums with Extinction Rebellion, interviewing in person the people that supply her energy and food - through every solution she can find - until both narrator and reader are fully equipped to be part of the pollution solution. "She gave my spirit a lift and my feet somewhere to stand." - Sir Mark Rylance

Pearls of Wisdom for Creating a Joyful Life

Staples and duct tape are temporary mending measures for clothing. Simple sewing skills like hemming a skirt and sewing on buttons can come in handy and ...


Author: Gloria Hander Lyons

Publisher: Blue Sage Press

ISBN: 9780980224498


Page: 60

View: 773

After 58 years of living and learning, author Gloria Hander Lyons realized that she had finally reached a point in her life where she felt a sense of joy. Not certain how she arrived at this stage, she felt it was important to reflect on this phenomenon and pass along her clonclusions. Unfortunately, she learned these lessons as a result of making the wrong choices, but you won't need to make the same mistakes; you can learn fom hers. That's why she wrote this guide, so that other women, both young and old, might be spared some of life's pain and frustration. So she offers you these pearls of hard-earned wisdom and inspirational quotes in the hope that they will speed you on your way to a more joyful life. Share the joy!


New York: Penguin. 8. A plausible origin story: B. Gopnik (March 3, 2009). “'Golden Seams: The Japanese Art of Mending Ceramics' at Freer.


Author: Ingrid Fetell Lee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473551466

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 541

'This book has the power to change everything' Susan Cain, author of Quiet In this groundbreaking book, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how making small changes to your surroundings can create extraordinary happiness in your life. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she reveals how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising effects on our mood and how we can harness the power of our environment to live fuller, healthier and more joyful lives. 'An inexhaustible and exciting guide to what makes life good' Arianna Huffington 'This mesmerizing book will open your eyes to all the places where joy is hiding in plain sight' Adam Grant, bestselling author of Think Again

The Joyful Family

... the evening meal, mending clothes and tools, sharing stories — took on ritual importance simply through reassuring repetition. With The Joyful Family, ...


Author: John S. Dacey

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609252458

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 380

How can you bring more joy into your family? By creating situations and celebrations that bring the family together for meaningful moments. The Joyful Family presents more than 70 tools and activities for creating and maintaining family togetherness and provides concrete strategies for designing new traditions. The book is organized into the different types of events that can be marked by celebration, with chapters such as "Marking Milestones" and "Making the Ordinary Special." Each chapter contains 4-6 wonderfully guided activities, complete with situations, objectives, and lists of materials needed. At the core of the book are heartfelt stories from the lives of the authors and their students and clients.

Joyful Mondays

The duties of an assistant to a school librarian consisted of checking material in and out, mending the material, shelving books, and running classes when ...


Author: Brown

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457502187

Category: Self-Help

Page: 244

View: 167

"Dr. Brown has the perfect prescription for a dull, drag down life. Give it up. Every story in her remarkable book suggests life has more to offer everyone willing to take a chance and surrender to their best instincts. Her profiles, tales and approach are lessons to us all. There's no time like the present to define the future. She's collected some amazing stories from people who no longer believe that 9 to 5 is the way to go. She inspires us all to not only think outside the box but burst it wide open on our way to new horizons." -Michael Blowen, President, Old Friends, Inc., and former movie critic for the Boston Globe "Joyful Mondays is an insightful, compelling book with real-life examples of triumphs, failures, and recoveries. This book will help you embrace change and explore possibilities that will bring new passion and joy to your work." -Jacques S. Yeager, Sr., former President, E. L. Yeager Construction Company and former Regent, University of California "In the pages of this fascinating book, the reader will ind insight into the mindset of the uncommon individual. In these real life examples, success is measured on a scale of life satisfaction, a goal in reach for many more of us." -Dr. Paul McClellan, Veterinarian to Olympic horses "This book will stoke the ire in the bellies of entrepreneurs. Follow your dream and you will never have to work another day in your life." -David C. Hunt, Entrepreneur Lola Brown holds a Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate University. She has been a professor at several colleges and the University of Southern California. Lola continues to find passion and joy in her work as a psychologist. She lives in San Juan Capistrano, California, with her husband, Les.

Joyful Surrender

... scattering stones and gathering them, embracing and refraining, seeking and losing, keeping and throwing away, tearing and mending.


Author: Elisabeth Elliot

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781493434473

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 777

In our age of instant gratification and if-it-feels-good-do-it attitudes, self-discipline is hardly a popular notion. Yet it may be one of the most important lost virtues of our time. In Joyful Surrender, former missionary and beloved author Elisabeth Elliot offers her understanding of discipline and its value for people of all times. She shows readers how to - discipline the mind, body, possessions, time, and feelings - overcome anxiety - change poor habits and attitudes - trust God in times of trial and hardship - let Christ have control in all areas of life Elliot masterfully and gently takes readers through Scripture, personal stories, and incisive observations of the world around her to help them discover the understanding that our fulfillment as human beings depends on our answer to God's call to obedience.

A Joyful Break

Well, Judith had taken over all the sewing of new clothes and mending. That was something, I guess. I hope my issues with Daed will be resolved by Chapter ...


Author: Diane Craver

Publisher: Diane Craver


Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 636

After her mother’s untimely death, a twenty-year-old Amish woman has a difficult decision to make: Choose to break from the Plain community and her boyfriend and live in the English world permanently...or join the Amish church. Rachel Hershberger wants to get away from her Amish home in Fields Corner, Ohio. For a year she’s been trying to fill her mother’s shoes by taking care of her father and siblings. She quit her job at the bakery so she would have more time to clean and cook at home. Before her mother died, Rachel was positive she wanted to marry Samuel Weaver, but now she can’t think about wedding plans. She blames her father for her mother’s death. If they had installed a phone in their barn or a shanty, her mother might have received medical help in time to save her life. Her mother’s death has made Rachel question if she should be baptized and join the church. She wonders if non-Amish women live longer and have less stress. Maybe her forty-four-year old mother would still be alive had she left the Amish lifestyle like her sister Carrie did. When her Aunt Carrie invites her to go to the beach, Rachel decides the time away will help her to decide whether to join the Amish church or to live in the English world. She is conflicted because she loves Samuel and her family. Instead of a relaxing time away, disturbing events happen while Rachel’s in Florida. A photographer snaps troublesome pictures of Rachel because of her famous senator uncle, and a handsome and charming college student falls in love with Rachel.

Joyful Human Rights

She argues that trauma leads us to various avenues where we might find resources for coping or mending. There is something of a drive to heal.


Author: William Paul Simmons

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812251012

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 875

In popular, legal, and academic discourses, the term "human rights" is now almost always discussed in relation to its opposite: human rights abuses. Syllabi, textbooks, and articles focus largely on victimization and trauma, with scarcely a mention of a positive dimension. Joy, especially, is often discounted and disregarded. William Paul Simmons asserts that there is a time and place—and necessity—in human rights work for being joyful. Joyful Human Rights leads us to challenge human rights' foundations afresh. Focusing on joy shifts the way we view victims, perpetrators, activists, and martyrs; and mitigates our propensity to express paternalistic or heroic attitudes toward human rights victims. Victims experience joy—indeed, it is often what sustains them and, in many cases, what best facilitates their recovery from trauma. Instead of reducing individuals merely to victim status or the tragedies they have experienced, human rights workers can help harmed individuals reclaim their full humanity, which includes positive emotions such as joy. A joy-centered approach provides new insights into foundational human rights issues such as motivations of perpetrators , trauma and survivorship, the work of social movements and activists, philosophical and historical origins of human rights, and the politicization of human rights. Many concepts rarely discussed in the field play important roles here, including social erotics, clowning, dancing, expressive arts therapy, posttraumatic growth, and the Buddhist terms metta (loving kindness) and mudita (sympathetic joy). Joyful Human Rights provides a new framework—one based upon a more comprehensive understanding of human experiences—for theorizing and practicing a more affirmative and robust notion of human rights.

Make a Joyful Sound

Sarah Fuller put down her mending to clasp the balloon while Aleck provided a series of test noises, repeating them until she dropped the balloon and nodded ...


Author: Helen Elmira Waite

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781787208322

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 199

The personal factors behind the great inventions and discoveries that change the world are often overlooked, to history’s loss, and nowhere has this been more true than in the case of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor, experimenter in genetics and aerodynamics, great-hearted friend and teacher of the handicapped. Without his wife’s part in it, his story is only half told. At first the couple seemed a rather unlikely match. Grown to a charming, self-assured maturity after a childhood illness that had robbed her of her hearing, lively Mabel Gardiner Hubbard of Brattle Street, Boston, was not initially impressed with the gangling, dark-haired Scotsman who taught her “Visible Speech.” For Alexander Graham Bell, born of an elocutionist father and extraordinarily gifted with musical ability, falling in love with this petal-checked student of fifteen who was totally deaf was a strange emotional climax to a life devoted to the study, production and enjoyment of sound. But the sheltered girl who could not share with him the pleasure of hearing was not only a delightful, socially talented person, but alert in business matters; and the poor young teacher with a mind unadapted to everyday affairs was destined to become, with her help and encouragement, a brilliant inventor whose best-known product would soon encompass the world almost as effectively as did his own warm and generous heart.... Helen Elmira Waite’s intimate study of the lovable, many-sided genius, his family life, his imaginative work and the remarkable woman who stood beside him is based upon official records (some of which are reproduced here), upon the reminiscences of the Bell children and friends, and upon family correspondence never before made available to a biographer. Illustrated with rare photographs.

With Ever Joyful Hearts

... of a cemetery in a field with a fence that needs mending , of a wood - burning stove , and a decrepit St. Matthew School .... ( And of ) a baby lying on ...


Author: J. Neil Alexander

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898693218

Category: Music

Page: 448

View: 981

In the past few years pilgrimage-going to ancient holy sites in search of God-has become increasingly popular for people seeking to deepen their relationship with the Holy. Sister Cintra Pemberton seeks to enrich the experiences of today's pilgrims by helping them draw on the history of pilgrimage itself, as well as by suggesting particularly rich sites to visit. Part One of Soulfaring explores the history of pilgrimage, beginning in Celtic times, and moving through the early Christian period, the Middle Ages, and even the revival of pilgrimage today. Part Two explores fifteen sites in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man. Each of the descriptions of the various sites includes not only suggestions of what may be seen there, but the author's personal meditations on the experience of the Holy in each place.