An essay exploring creative ideas of mending and repair.  Focusing on the work of Celia Pym (in particular, a groundbreaking project in which Pym brought the work of darning and dissection together) it asks what would happen if we replaced unsustainable ideas of creative "disruption" with caring, repairing, and looking after what's already here. 

Find out more about Celia Pym's work at her website.

 Darning Sampler (Netherlands, 1820) © Victoria and Albert Museum.

Celia Pym. Mending and Anatomy. Photograph: Michelle Panzeri

Words Kate Davies. Photography and illustration Tom Barr © Makadu Press 2019