Visible Mending for Beginners: How to Mend Knitted Fabrics and Other Materials With an Artistic Touch (Paperback)

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If you want to learn how to mend your favorite denim and knitwear, without using the same boring 'zig-zag' pattern, then read on...

Have you ripped your favorite jeans and are desperate not to throw them away?

Are you thinking, 'What do I do now?', when you discover a hole in your favorite sweater?

Are you tired of using the same zig-zag pattern for all mending?

Are you tired of using ugly iron patches on your clothes?

The solution to your problems is here.

Taught below are some of the most effective mending techniques that will satisfy your mending needs.

They will teach you how to update clothing that may have a hole or rip, and help you end up with something timely and fashionable

If you sew at all, you can recycle clothing and end up looking really in tune with fashion for a lot less than buying mass-produced clothing.

All you have to do is learn the techniques inside.

Inside this book you will discover:

- How to mend your favorite denim (and avoid cutting them into shorts) using the 'sashiko' method

- How to patch jeans while keeping the distressed look

- The secret to incorporating doilies and other frills into your denim

- How to hem jeans while keeping the original hem

- 10 handy 'hacks' to avoid small mistakes and snags while mending

- How to mend rips in clothing with the best technique that hardly shows

- A versatile and robust mending technique that can repair your favorite sweater and socks

- 1 mending technique that blends both mending and embroidery, giving you the best of both worlds

- 2 special tools to use when darning your socks

- 1 simple but crucial tip that will make patching denim easier for you

- The #1 stitching technique you should use when repairing pillowcases

- The secret to finding and mending thrift store clothing

- A mending technique from India, that is considered a 'dying art', and could be lost to the ages within our lifetime (it is also perfect for mending your socks)

Save yourself from throwing out any more of your clothes into the trash.

If you want to save your 'favorite pair of jeans' or mend the sweater that is the comfiest one ever then...

Take action and buy this book now

P.S. Most people regret throwing out their favorite piece of clothing, after realizing that it could have been given a new life with mending. Learn before it's too late.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781951035181
ISBN-10: 1951035186
Publisher: Forginghero Publishing
Publication Date: August 15th, 2019
Pages: 112
Language: English

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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