Books

I’m thrilled to announce my second book, Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More will be published by Abrams Books on October 16, 2018. After nearly three years of work on this book from proposal to publication–this is an absolutely slow fashion dream come true.

Mending Matters contains 22 how-to projects (17 detailed mending projects and 5 projects redesigning secondhand fabrics into hand-stitched accessories); 6 essays on slow fashion and my fast-fashion fast, Make Thrift Mend; 12 inspirational quotes from sustainable fiber artists; extensive resource lists; over 200 color photographs by Karen Pearson; and a foreword by Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin. It will be available widely at independent bookstores, online booksellers, and anywhere books are sold. You can pre-order your copy through Abrams Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, or Powells.

2018 Book Tour Dates (Additional venues and all event details TBA):

October 20 & 21, 2018— Book signings, NYS Sheep & Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY

October 27, 2018— Book event at Tatter Blue Library, Brooklyn, NY

November 3, 2018— Mending workshops at Handcraft Studio School, Emeryville, CA

November 4, 2018– Book Party and Slow Fashion Panel with Rebecca Burgess, Sasha Duerr, Jen Hewett, Sonya Philip, and Kristine Vejar, A Verb for Keeping Warm, Oakland, CA

November 9 & 10, 2018— Book Party and Workshop in Los Angeles, CA

Mending Matters by Katrina Rodabaugh; published by Abrams Books; photography by Karen Pearson

Mending Matters by Katrina Rodabaugh; published by Abrams Books; photography by Karen Pearson