By Hikaru Noguchi
Written in Japanese
This is a darning book by Hikaru Noguchi who has become a guru of visual darning in Japan.
With 12 different darning techniques and 63 fine examples, despite being in Japanese, this detailed step by step guide makes it easy for you to follow along; no matter what your language may be. Although the book is in Japanese, different techniques of decorative darning on knits and fabrics are explained with photo tutorials. The visible mending technique is derived from BORO ( boro boro meaning rags or tatters) and SASHIKO (little stabs or little pierces), two types of clothing traditionally repaired in Japan, with holes and patches embroidered with colorful yarns and decorative stitches.
The practice of 'visible mending' has become increasingly popular, as part of the slow fashion movement, as a way to create a more mindful relationship with clothing, and as a form of self expression.
Hikaru will hold workshops at Loop in October and November!
Don't miss our workshops coming up with Celia Pym focusing on patching and stitiching
We also stock Hikaru's beautiful handmade darning mushrooms