#135: How to Triage your Mends with Jeanna Wigger

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#135: How to Triage your Mends with Jeanna Wigger

Have you ever found yourself unsure of how to proceed with fixing a damaged garment? The two most common stumbling blocks are knowing what mending technique to use, and knowing what materials are the best choice to create a long lasting repair. Today mending expert Jeanna Wigger and I guide you on how to triage your mending pile and answer those tricky questions. We then go on to respond to some mending dilemmas submitted by patrons of the podcast. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a much clearer idea of how to tackle your next repair.

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Find some great pre-owned sewing resources whilst getting essential funds to Palestinians in Gaza via the @destash4palestine Instagram account. 

You can follow Jeanna on Instagram @thepeoplesmending.

Listen to my previous conversations with Jeanna about the Winter of Care and Repair challenge:

I help you consider the two main approaches to mending:

Jeanna adopted a ‘hidden in plain sight’ approach to fixing these T-shirts:

Find Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald via her website, and on Instagram @erinlewisfitzgerald

Hear Erin’s episodes on CYT:

Erin also has an online shop, Modern Mending, where you can find high quality mending supplies.  

With help from lovely listeners, we explore the use of fabric scraps:

For more info on patching:

Amy Meissner (@amymeissnerartist) is an Alaskan-based artist.  

My recent knee-replacement mend on my son’s joggers:

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