Mending More Than Clothes

Michael Swaine is a ceramics arts instructor based in San Francisco, California, and a lifelong mender. Once a month Michael travels to San Francisco’s neediest neighbourhood, the ‘Tenderloin’ where he offers all-day free mending, friendship, and conversation. His mending is not only about the clothes — it is about the community, the people in it, and his own needs to find comfort in a world that is so used to throwing things away. Film Courtesy of Creative Exhibitions, Ltd., London, England • The 2008 London Knitting & Stitching Show Filmed and Edited by Andrew Galli of Galli Film Studios, LLC.