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

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

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 25/07/2019
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With its winning line-up of skilled craftspeople adept at repurposing and restoring items destined for the scrapheap, The Repair Shop has been a feel-good television hit. Now, this accompanying book provides the public with the knowledge required to salvage sentimental objects and reduce waste and pollution at a time of rapid climate change. 

The Repair Shop is a place where Britain's most skilled and caring craftspeople rescue and resurrect items that owners thought were beyond saving. Their shared love of craft has helped hundreds of people recover and relive cherished memories, and inspired millions to rediscover their own prized possessions. The skill required to properly restore those items may be beyond most of us, but there are small things we can all do to care for the items we love the most. How do you replenish the stuffing in your child's beloved, tatty teddy bear, for instance? Or remove a water mark left on your wooden table? What's the best way to prevent your leather from cracking?

Direct from the Repair Shop's 'Workshop of Dreams', this 'make do and mend' guide collects advice and stories from each of the show's experts, to help you understand and care for those aging treasures and heirlooms around your house or gathering dust in the garage. Whether it's wood, ceramics, leather or silverware, you will get to know your materials, tools and terms from Britain's best, as the Repair Shop experts share their tips on restoring and conserving, reveal their favourite tools, and provide a series of small, manageable projects that help tackle the most common problems that occur in their given medium. Their book, like the show it accompanies, with help you safeguard your sentimental legacy for generations to come.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781785944604
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 412 g
Dimensions: 222 x 162 x 23 mm


"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

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This was brought as a gift so I can only comment on how easy it was to order using the on line app and deliver was prompt and quick . Even though this was a gift I can say that it was really appreciated the book and... More

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“Excellent book to accompany a brilliant programme”

I have bought five of these books for family and friends and each one has been greeted with 'Just what I wanted'. I need to buy one for myself now!

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