Remember when mending had a bad rap and sporting a patch on your knee outed you as being anything but a fashionista? Well, in fairness, I’m pretty sure “fashionista” wasn’t even a word way back when I was kid blowing out the knees of my off-brand jeans. Patches were stiff back then and certainly not an indicator of one’s cool factor.
Thankfully, times have changed dramatically and mending is both relaxing and hip.
Enter Katrina Rodabaugh fiber artist and author of the forthcoming book, “Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More.” Rodabaugh is one of the zen stitchers on the front lines of this important and gentle movement that bucks the trend of overconsumption and throw-away fashion.