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Modern Mender: Thom Gonzo

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Modern Mender: Thom Gonzo

Meet Thom Gonzo, a masked mender, a punk, a dancer, a maximalist minimalist who truly lives by his motto #stitchitdontditchit. His work is his life, and he stitches daily to repair, rework and mold his clothing with minimal materials are to the extreme- patch, needle, thread over and over again until the original item is reworked beyond recognition, but part of his lived story. 

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Modern Mender: Kate Sekules of Visible Mend

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Modern Mender: Kate Sekules of Visible Mend

Meet Kate Sekules of Visible Mend, the creator #MendMarch and a Historian of Mending. Her ultimate goal is to infect everyone with mending fascination! Read on to learn more and get inspired by her fearless, no frills approach to mending that's often hilarious and fun, like her signature greasytee or selfie-patch. 

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Modern Mender: Heidi Parkes

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Modern Mender:  Heidi Parkes

Heidi Parkes is an artist, hand quilter, mender and teacher. I'm a big fan of her improvisational style and expert mends, which are all done by hand. Read on to learn about her practice, her love of epic mending projects (like perfecting legging mends!), and how tv can help you pace any project! 

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Modern Mender: Nissan Haque

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Modern Mender:  Nissan Haque

Meet Nissan Haque, of Knjitea, who repairs teaware using traditional techniques like, Japanese kintsugi, and metal staples, one of the oldest forms of pottery repair. Read on to learn more about this unique mending techniques using pure gold, silver, and lacquers to create functional art. 

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Modern Mender: Alysson Reinert

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Modern Mender: Alysson Reinert

Meet Alysson Reinert, denim artist and ethical fashion activist. Her work bridges art and mending through her unique style and use of unexpected materials and layered techniques.  

 

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