Red Tape – Brown Tape – Yellow Tape – Black Tape – Silver Tape – Clear Tape

Today’s Visible Mending Programme post is all about tape. And starting a Visible Mending Gallery. Let’s start with Tape: tape is a very versatile fixing material; as you will see in this photo essay. It can be used for many different types of instant repair: to keep something in place. To keep something out. To cover something up. To replace something. To stop something from happening. All the examples in this post are non-garment repairs, but  I have even seen white tape used on a yellow raincoat, but alas, I had no camera to hand.

And now for the Visible Mending Programme Gallery: for those of you who use Instagram: you will notice some pictures have been “instagrammed”. If you are an Instagram user, then you can follow me @tomofholland. Any mending pictures I upload I hash tag with #VisibleMend or #VisibleMending. It would be great if you did the same, I would love to see a gallery of Visible Mends.

But enough talking now, here is the photo essay on Tape. Red Tape. Brown Tape. Yellow Tape. Black Tape. Silver Tape. Clear Tape.

I’m looking forward to seeing your Visible Mending Pictures on Instagram. I hope to be able to use some prime examples for the presentation I will give at MEND*RS.

What, you haven’t heard about MEND*RS yet? It is the first mending research symposium in the UK (29 June – 2 July 2012). Registration will open soon, come join us in the Lake District for some mending action.

One Reply to “Red Tape – Brown Tape – Yellow Tape – Black Tape – Silver Tape – Clear Tape”

  1. How neat?! I love your mending blog entries…well…I love your blog 🙂

    Duct Tape…I remember using colourful versions of duct tape in high school to strengthen our paper folders…sorry no photos…that was from the lovely early 80’s.

    All these classes/workshop/symposiums/faires that you and Kate Davies are involved in….I’m so sad that I’m across the Atlantic, on the West coast….
    One day….I hope to take part in one of your classes!

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