Beautiful darned and patchworked leaves by Susanna Bauer.
TAC says: “Old buckets and bins, that would be trash once they start leaking, are mended and brought back to life, using amazing basketry patches made from willow, rush and rattan. Perfect combination between sustainability, functionality and beauty.”
Personally, I love the combination of a gross, plastic, mass-produced item with handworked organic materials.
“I split open my elbow today after I took a spill. It wasn’t that big of a cut, just deep. Since it was on the joint, I needed to close it up. I gave myself a few stitches with some fine fishing line-ish thread I had. My bandage is printed to look like toast.” — Eric Clausen
Here’s an Instructable on the subject.
“A project of repaired leaves, repaired tree (branch), repaired season, etc.”
by Angela Shin
Last week I saw Nina Katchedourian speak at Drew University. She has done some amazing repairs.
Spiderwebs (read more here):
Mushrooms (more here):
Andy Lilienthal repaired this bamboo by filling it with chopsticks and binding it with string.
How can I repair this? Any suggestions?
“I love this spelt bread that I always get at the grocery store. The only problem with it is that it crumbles easily. But depending on what I’m eating, this isn’t always a problem!” – Emma C. Johnson
This seedpod cracked in my suitcase. I repaired it using hot glue and gaffer’s tape.