My Mending Story

Hosted by Liz Clifton

We are so lucky to have Liz Clifton in our BVI yoga community. A beautiful open soul and boundlessly creative, Liz hosted our Riding the Wave session and shared with us her "mending story". 

With photos illustrating both a practical and personal story, Liz shared with us how the act of mending has so many benefits: it nurtures our planet, helps us take it slow, it provides us with an outlet for self-expression and can be a means of expressing our love for others and this life (especially when we mend something for another). 

Below Liz has shared with us her inspiring resources:


Amanda Blake Soule

Claire Wellesley-Smith

Katrina Rodabaugh

Meg McElwee

Natalie Chanin



“‘Mendfulness’” by Katrina Rodabaugh Taproot Magazine Issue 11: Mend August 2014

Now Is When We All Learn to Darn Our Socks Again” New York Times 12 March 2020

“Put a Patch on It” by Em Falconbridge Taproot Magazine

Fix Your Clothes, Raleigh Briggs 2017

Handmade Home: Simple Ways to Repurpose Old Materials into New Family Treasures, Amanda Blake Soule, 2009

Joyful Mending: Visible Repairs for the Perfectly Imperfect Things We Love! Noriko Misumi 2018, English translation 2020

Mend & Patch: A Handbook To Repairing Clothes and Textiles, Kerstin Neumuller, 2018, English translation 2019

Mending Matters, Katrina Rodabaugh 2018

Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art, Claire Wellesley-Smith 2015

The Mender’s Companion, Nina and Sonya Montenegro Since the publication of this zine, they have since published a book “Mending a Life: A Handbook for Repairing Clothes and Life” 2020


Online Courses

How to Mend Clothing by Cal Patch Creative Bug -free as of April 2020

Mindful Wardrobe Project by Meg McElwee Sew Liberated

The Physics of Sewing by Natalie Chanin Creative Bug


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Elizabeth Buratti Clifton 24 April 2020