I’ve written about the “Spirituality of Mending” for Religion News Service.
“There is not much reason to mend a worn sock. Socks are cheap. Overnight delivery can get me a new pair by the time I wake up tomorrow. Darning a sock takes time. And yet, I’ve made the commitment to slow down, stitch more and teach others as I take up mending as a spiritual practice.”
You can read more of my essay here: https://religionnews.com/2019/04/10/the-spirituality-of-mending/
Mending is trending. There’s a lot of reporting on mending. Take a look:
- “The Feminist Power of Embroidery” by E. Tammy Kim in the New York Times.
- Columns in the Guardian on the “Right to Repair,”
- Essays in Vox on the“visible mending” tradition of Japanese sashiko,
- Wall Street Journal reporting on the proliferation of “repair cafes”
- 2008 New York Times piece on the rise of mending at luxury fashion houses.