Book Launch and Sustainable Fashion Panel:
Mending Matters


Save the date of October 27th 2018 for the long-awaited book launch of:

 Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More (Abrams; October 2018) written by Katrina Rodabaugh, which will take place at the BLUE: Tatter Textile Library. 

In addition to the launch and book signing , BLUE will be hosting a sustainable fashion panel, comprised of Elizabeth Cline,  Amy DuFault, and Katrina Rodabaugh, which will discuss how mindful fashion practices can impact communities and the greater eco system as a whole. 

About the Book: 
Through five simple mending techniques: exterior patches, interior patches, slow stitches, darning, and weaving, explore sewing through 20 hands-on projects that showcase current trends in visible mending that are edgy, modern, and bold—but draw on traditional stitching.

In addition to these projects, the book addresses the way mending leads to a more mindful relationship to fashion and to overall well-being.

In essays that accompany each how-to chapter, Katrina Rodabaugh offers mending as a metaphor for appreciating our own naturally flawed selves, and she examines the ways in which mending teaches us new skills, self-reliance, and confidence, all gained from making things with our own hands.

About the Sustainable Fashion Panelists: 

Elizabeth Cline is the author of the book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. Learn more about her here.

Amy DuFault is a sustainable fashion writer, consultant, activist, and Communications Director at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator. Learn more about her work here

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 3- 6pm
Location: TATTER Blue Library, 505 Carroll Street Suite 2B, Brooklyn NY 11215
Cost: Free

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Katrina Rodabaugh  is an artist, writer, and crafter working across disciplines to explore environmental and social issues through traditional craft techniques. Since August 2013 she has been on a fashion fast, called Make Thrift Mend, to focus on mending, plant dyes, and prioritizing handmade or secondhand garments instead of buying new clothing. She grows, forages, and harvests dye plants near her farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

Her work has appeared in galleries, magazines, theaters, books, juried craft fairs, and alternative arts venues like the tiny house her husband built out of reclaimed materials. She published her first book, The Paper Playhouse: Awesome Art Projects for Kids Using Paper, Boxes, and Books in January 2015. She has received artist awards, grants, and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Creative Capacity Fund, and InstarLodge among others. 

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Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed visual books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie. ABRAMS also distributes books for The Vendome Press, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, Royal Academy of Arts, Booth-Clibborn Editions, Five Continents, SelfMadeHero, MoMA Children's Books, and others.