mending and textile artist

These vintage garments have been thoughtfully mended or altered by hand to restore them back to wearability. Garments in need of mending are found, sorted into cohesive mini collections, and then mended one at a time. Secondhand supplies are used in this process when possible.

 

According to the EPA, 85% of discarded textiles end up in a landfill or burned. An estimated 17 million tons of textiles went to landfill in 2018. Repairing garments keeps them in use longer and diverts them from this devastating textile waste stream.

 

Collection #3

FW22

80S/90S red wool Pendleton hand darned with vintage crewel wool. Size S, $72.

1980s wool sweater hand darned with vintage crewel wool. Size L, $75.

1980s/90s wool Pendleton sweater hand darned at the cuff with vintage crewel wool. Size M, $62.

Vintage handknit wool sweater hand mended with vintage crewel wool. Size S, $62.

1960s/70s wool sweater hand darned with vintage crewl wool. Size M, $75.

1980s wool sweater hand darned with vintage crewel wool. Size S, $62.

1990s Calvin Klein jeans mended with found canvas money bags and hand embroicery. 30" waist, $220.

1990s Bill Blass jeans mended with found crocheted lace applique. 32" waist, $180.

1980s/90s oversize denim jacket mended with a 1930s quilt block and hand embroidery. Size XL, $120. 

1990s Wrangler jeans mended with vintage quilt blocks and sashiko thread hand stitching. 30" waist.

1980s/90s Gap jeans mended with hand darning. 33" waist, $180.

Collection #2

SS22

1970s western pearl snap shirt with midcentury tea towel applique. Sold.

1970s oxford with 1930s quilt blocks and midcentury tea towel applique. Sold.

1980s striped oxford with 1930s quilt blocks and hand embroidery. Sold.

1990s floral button up with midcentury tea towel applique.

1990s striped denim dress with hand darning and embroidery.

Homemade vintage skirt with vintage embroidered napkin and doily applique.

1970s wrap skirt with hand darning.

Collection #1

SS22

1980s Levi's denim jacket mended with fabric scraps and hand embroidery. Sold.

1990s Lee denim jacket mended with salvaged 1930s quilt blocks and hand embroidery. Sold.

1990s Levi's denim shorts mended with salvaged 1930s quilt blocks. Sold

1970s bootcut jeans mended with salvaged 1930s quilt blocks

1990s striped oxford mended with fabric scraps and hand stitching. Sold.

1990s southwest print oxford mended with extensive hand darning. Sold.

1980s striped pullover mended with hand darning, embroidery, and replaced buttons. Sold.

1970s striped oxford mended at collar and cuff with salvaged 1930s quilt blocks. Sold.