An exquisite, full-color guide to sashiko, a simple Japanese stitching technique that uses stunning patterns to decorate or repair clothing, accessories, and home textiles.
JESSICA MARQUEZ is an author, photographer, teacher, content creator, and full-time creative maker behind the handmade shop Miniature Rhino. Jessica's work has been featured in dozens of print publications and countless blogs including Style Me Pretty, Design*Sponge, Apartment Therapy, and Refinery29.
"Jessica's wonderful new book is exactly the type of craft
inspiration we need right now. Make + Mend is chock-full of
ideas to make more, buy less, and get more life out of the things
we love. The projects in these pages will ensure you are surrounded
by pieces that have meaningful details and memories for years to
-GRACE BONNEY of Design*Sponge
"In Make + Mend, Jessica demonstrates how easy it can be to decorate and beautifully repair textiles. She provides techniques that help create both simple and intricate embellishments. Jessica shows that rather than replacing things, caring for items can inspire us to put more love into what we own."
-NATALIE "ALABAMA" CHANIN, fashion designer
"The traditional folk method of sashiko should enjoy a renaissance through this book. The current desire for minimalist decor along with mending and reincarnating cherished, worn textiles makes sashiko a perfect craft to explore today. Jessica's thoughtful and quiet way with embroidery is so well-suited for this traditional and ancient technique. There's poetry in every motif, along with a practical functionality that's so rarely joined with decorative needlework."
-JENNY HART, artist, author, and embroidery designer