Easy, well-illustrated steps demonstrate how to mend valuable garments in the comfort of one's home. Chapters include basics from threading a needle and sewing on buttons to repairing seams and ironing techniques, and the accessible language allows anyone to fix their tears and reintroduce damaged clothes back into a wardrobe. Illustrating that mending is an easy skill that anyone -- even someone without a sewing machine -- can do, this reference is an essential resource for any household.
This is a reproduction of a book published in 1922. The book may have occasional imperfections such as poor pictures. But despite this it must be republished as it is culturally important. CONTENTS: TEACHING ELEMENTARY BINDING THE REPAIR OF SCHOOL BOOKS HOW TO OPEN A NEW BOOK BOOK REPAIRING NEW BACKS TO BOOKS COVER MAKING FIRST STEP IN COVER MAKING TO PREPARE YOUR BOOK FOR COVER THE CARE OF BOOKS LABELING BOOKS SEWING BOOKS BINDERS' BOARDS GLUE AND PASTE PROPER USE OF TAPES STAPLES BINDER’S CLOTH AND IMITATION LEATHER TOOLS AND SUPPLIES ORIGIN OF THE BOOK TECHNICAL TERMS IN BINDING
Welcome to the new face of mending! Don’t hide patches — make them into bold, beautiful embellishments. Repair holes with colorful thread and a creative darning stitch, or use fun embroidery to bring new life to a stained shirt. With detailed step-by-step photography, Kristin Roach teaches you a wide range of patching, darning, and repair stitches using both hand and machine sewing. Revive your wardrobe with these traditional mending techniques to make worn-out clothing not just wearable, but better than ever.
With technology, the number of self-sufficient people all over the world has declined. The purpose, then, of this three-book collection is to provide enough information to encourage self-paced training on homesteading particularly gardening, canning and planning for the rough times ahead. Train yourself to be self-sufficient. Start by reading these books today.
The first edition, released in 1995, was lauded by seasoned practitioners and beginners alike. And no wonder. While most of the early English-language books on feng shui were dauntingly mystical or relied on complex calculations or culturally specific design practices, Feng Shui Made Easy took a more holistic approach, clearly explaining the fundamentals while guiding readers on an inner journey of understanding. Thoughtfully written and beautifully illustrated, the book is structured around an “architecture of consciousness” that is really the inner landscape. The book explores each “house” of the bagua—the chart representing one’s journey through life; relationships with parents, loved ones, and community; creativity; spirituality; and connectedness to the source of life—and the symbolism of the corresponding I Ching trigram. Feng Shui Made Easy helps readers discover the nature of these connections, as well as learn what obstructions must be removed to change fixed patterns of behavior and restore balance, harmony, and inner peace—a process that, when combined with external adjustments, results in increased success and lasting change in all areas of life. This revised edition expands on the author’s intuitive approach with new sections on health, children’s environments, and ecological concerns and sustainable practices. The author also corrects misconceptions about feng shui and uses fascinating case studies to share valuable insights he gained from interactions with his clients and readers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
War is a hard, stern teacher, and its lessons are bitter in the learning; yet some of its teaching we badly needed—and not the least important of its many lessons is the one it inculcated on the criminality of waste. To so many of us "waste" was a word with a comparative meaning. What was waste in one woman was not necessarily waste in another, we argued. It was wrong for the factory girl to let her skirts drop off her for lack of mending; but not wrong for better-off women to discard their clothes directly they showed the least sign of wear, because they could afford to buy more, we said; and, besides, it made it good for trade—that was a favorite argument used by the extravagant to excuse their wanton waste. But we have all learnt the value of economy of recent years: and we have seen how the saving and thrift of individuals may mean the salvation of the State. It will be a long time before we can ever return to that condition of easy-going plenty that we knew before the war. In any case the cost of all commodities will remain higher in price. The woman who can utilize oddments and make things with her own hands is the woman who will be making money, as she will be supplying one of the most expensive items of modern times—personal labor. The hints in this book are intended as suggestions, which can be developed in many new directions.