some soft support, 2022
120 hand painted fabric patches to be used for repairing clothes

included in M S Publication travelling insights / insides, collected by Karen Van Velt
with the support of  HKU MaFa Mutual Support Platform
and with funds from the City of Utrecht

Use it to mend your clothes; strengthen a worn elbow or fraying fabric; patch a hole in your favourite tote bag.

It is completely machine washable up to 40degrees, dryer safe and has been prewashed to prevent any colour running!

This patch is one of 120, all cut from one large piece. You can use it visably, placed on the outside of a garment to cover a hole, or invisably, inside next to your skin, as an extra bit of strength to reinfornce worn fabric! It is a bit of soft support, a gentle structure, a small part of a large network. 

You can find some resources and reading on how to use the patch for mending below!

How to patch your clothes:

Repair practices and other reccomended reading:

The Art of Repair by Molly Martin:
a beautifully illustrated part manual part meditation on mending clothes
ebook also available:


Artist Bronwen Jones’s repair practices:

Support Structures:
A co-production with Support Structure: Céline Condorelli and Gavin Wade
with James Langdon