Sunday, 18 October 2009


Today, I have spent a satisfying hour or two mending clothes. I am not a talented seamstress, but have been sewing on buttons and mending tears in a few shirts. It is a good feeling to make these repairs, and to put some garments back into circulation which have been on a mending pile for some time. I have a small sewing kit which includes a twist of threads of all sorts of different colours, which I have had for years. When I come to mend an item, I can generally find a piece of thread of approximately the right colour for the garment involved; I don't need to buy or store reels of cotton of many different colours.

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