Make do and mend

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Make Do and Mend (1943) I heard of "Make do and mend" years ago - as a concept. More recently, I was exploring my mending resources and I realized I did not have a copy of any British pamphlets from the World War II era when "Make Do and Mend" was a thing. Obviously I googled away, but it was not available anywhere I could find. Then it dawned on me I could just buy it, because such pamphlets were widely distributed. Reproduction prints are available but it's not worth it, because the real…

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Bonnie Patterson
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This old pair of headphones still worked but one stem had broken. Rather than toss them, we asked our friend and sometimes assistant Tara Mann if she would do a visually-pleasing repair. Which she did, using colored electrician's tape. We keep these old phones as back-ups to our regular ones, and find ourselves pulling them out surprisingly often, for one reason or another...as we do pairs of old glasses. We rely on a selection of colored tapes - electricians and masking - black and white…

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Francine Levesque
Clothes were rationed during the war just like food, petrol and soap. Clothing rationing began on 1 June 1941. Everyone was allowed 66 clothing coupons a year, which more or less added up to one complete outfit a year. Books, Art, Book Cover

Clothes were rationed during the war just like food, petrol and soap. Clothing rationing began on 1 June 1941. Everyone was allowed 66 clothing coupons a year, which more or less added up to one complete outfit a year.

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Nick Clarke