Mend It! 400 Easy Repairs for Everyday Items Siān Berry

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  • RRP: £16.99
  • ISBN:
    9781856268813
    Format:
    Paperback
    Size:
    240 x 210 x 30mm
    Pages:
    256
    Published:
    01 Oct 2009
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In today's throwaway culture, it can often seem easier to ditch a broken item rather than attempt to repair it. But this also seems like madness at a time when we're all trying to be thrifty, and at the same time reduce the amount of rubbish we contribute to landfill. In this timely book, Siân Berry sets out to prove that your much-loved table with the wonky leg, wobbly earring or dodgy door handle can be given a new lease of life with a bit of common sense and know-how. With chapters covering furniture, kitchenware, electrical goods, textiles and jewellery, Siân guides you through 400 repair projects, each accompanied by step-by-step illustrations and simple instructions. Even the most DIY-shy person will find this book a revelation.

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Dubbed ‘Environmental Viagra’ by the Independent, Siân Berry was the Green Party’s candidate for London Mayor in 2008 and the founder of the successful campaign group ‘Alliance Against Urban 4x4s’. Siân writes a blog for the New Statesman and appears regularly on national television including Today and Richard & Judy. She is the author of the 50 Ways series, Mend It! and most recently Junk for Joy!, looking at how we can reduce waste through re-using and restoring our household items.