About the Book
Several years ago, writer and textile artist Krista Barmer discovered the Asian hand embroidery techniques sashiko, boro, and kantha stitching. As she immersed herself in these simple traditions, a new freedom of expression emerged. But creating with only reclaimed linen, a running stitch, and the occasional rusty object yielded more than just textile art. In mending, Krista found a gentle rhythm that invited her not to produce or perfect, but to be still. And in the stillness, poetry poured forth. The Mending Space merges Krista’s passion for textiles and poetry along with her heart for tender healing and organic imperfections. There are no tidy edges here. Many are frayed and tattered. And this is where the beauty is found. There is a thread that will hold. There is a remnant that will endure. And we are the ones who mend.