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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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Fabscrap & Miniature Rhino Mending Challenge

Fabscrap & Miniature Rhino Mending Challenge

I'm teaming up with Fabscrap, a commercial textile recycler in Brooklyn, NY, for a creative mending challenge. The idea behind this challenge is to twofold- promote sustainable options that help reduce textile waste, and inspire you to pick up a mending project. Read on for how to participate & prep for the challenge....

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While She Naps Podcast Interview

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While She Naps Podcast Interview

Sharing some early embroidery work today to coincide with the launch of my first podcast interview with Abby Glassenberg of While She Naps. I was really nervous, but loved sharing my story. Thought it would be fun to post some images of my early work since we talked so much about how I started Miniature Rhino, as well as how and why I transitioned out of doing custom, made to order hand embroidery. Looking back at these pieces is fun & I'm proud to see how I've grown since then. I hope you'll give the podcast a listen, which you can...

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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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