Sonya of The Far Woods: Visible Mending
Sonya! My darling Sonya…a wizard (or witch?) of all things mending. Sonya is one part of Portland’s creative studio The Far Woods, and is one of those women that can seriously. create. anything. Oh yeah, and she’s a sought after illustrator, too.
Back to the mending - I wanted to document Sonya saving my much-torn pair of Forever 21 jeans. You know, the ones you buy pre-torn? Well, they were cute, on sale and fit like a dream. However, I didn’t account that the tears would, like, DUH, keep tearing…fast fashion or not, it would be wasteful to not find a way to fix them.
Enter Sonya and her visible mending skills. This girl knocked this out of the park for me (two knees, people!).
Watching her hand sew with such grace was a calming act in itself. My pants are now cute af and I receive compliments on them daily. I hope you enjoy witnessing a small piece of this very creative process.