The Repair Shop: A Make Do and Mend Handbook (Hardcover)

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By Karen Farrington, Jay Blades (Foreword by)
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How do you replenish the stuffing in your favorite sofa seat or your child’s beloved, tatty teddy bear? How do you remove a water mark left on your wooden table? What’s the best way to prevent your leather from cracking?

We all have items in our homes that sit about in a state of disrepair while we mull over how to fix them but never actually get round to it. Direct from the Repair Shop's "Workshop of Dreams," this one-stop practical guide will help you care for those aging treasures and heirlooms around your house, stashed in the attic, or gathering dust in the garage.

From furniture and toys to ceramics and clothing, the Repair Shop experts will give you their tips and advice on the art of restoring and conserving everyday items, so you can give new life to your most prized possessions. With clear step-by-step instructions and simple illustrations, find out how to clean, carry, and maintain the articles that mean most to you, to safeguard your sentimental legacy for generations to come.

About the Author

Karen Farrington is an author, ghost-writer, editor, and researcher for a range of leading UK publishers. She has written more than 40 books, including the Springwatch Almanac, The Ambridge Chronicles, and Great Lives, as well as for national magazines and newspapers.

Praise For…

"It is my considered opinion that The Repair Shop is far and away the best programme on British television." —Stephen Fry

"The absolute best show on telly." —Richard Osman

Product Details
ISBN: 9781785944604
ISBN-10: 1785944606
Publisher: BBC Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English