I am really excited to tell you about a project that i have been involved in which launches on the 21st April!
The project is an e-book called Back to Basics - Your essential guide to Make do and Mend
This book is the brainchild of Jen Gale, of the brilliant Make do and Mendable website and who has been blogging about her families journey of living resourcefully and sustainably since 2013
As part of a Screw work Let's Play 30 day challenge she decided to bring together many bloggers and creatives with make do and mend expertise to produce the book.
I have contributed a chapter called Hem it! which shows you how to mark up and sew a variety of hems, including trouser and skirt hems. I also worked with Jen to proof and edit the whole book.It has been great fun to be involved and i think the book provides a super useful reference for anyone who likes the idea of making and mending , who wish to be resourceful, get creative and save money. After reading it even I would feel confident attempting a bike puncture repair!
The book contains a whopping 19 chapters, and 150 pages of Make Do and Mend information.
Fellow collaborators include darning king Tom of Holland, and creator of Sugru (that amazing stuff that has a myriad of clever fix it solutions) Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, as well as Tamara Melvin and Lauren Guthrie who were both contestants of the Great British Sewing Bee.
The book will help you get started, or teach you some new skills, in all of the ‘basic’ Make Do and Mend areas. From sewing to sugru, and punctures to plugs, there really is something for everyone, no matter where you are in your Make Do and Mend journey.
If you’ve ever wondered how to make a pattern from a charity shop find, or re-use the yarn from old woollies, then wonder no more as this is all included! As well as covering the basic skills, the book also has great tips on how to make your clothes last longer (from a real live West End Wardrobe Mistress!) and natural methods of cleaning your home, which i especially liked.
Each chapter lists the equipment you need to get started, and then talks you through each stage, with oodles of colour photos to illustrate the text. There are also 8 projects to enable you to put your new found skills into practice straightaway.
here are the contents
Looks good doesn't it, and all for only £8 and delivered straight to your in box.
Each contributor has written their chapter for free but will get a percentage of the sales that arrive through their individual affiliate link , so if you would like to buy a copy pretty please click on the picture link below. This will take you to a page on Jen's site with further information and a final purchasing button.
Many thanks and Enjoy!