Noriko Misumi graduated from Tokyo's Musashino University of Art and Design before becoming an author, magazine stylist, window display designer and instructor. She is a frequent contributor to crafting and DIY magazines in her native Japan, helps to organize exhibits and teaches workshops throughout the country.
"...a resource as practical as it is whimsical... Misumi visually
guides readers through visible and invisible mending techniques
that bring new life to well-loved materials...Anyone wishing to
preserve and repair their favorite clothes will find plenty of
ideas and useful techniques here"- Library Journal
"...It's perfect for those of us seeking practical and creative ways to reduce our environmental footprint...If you have an interest in this sort of thing, get a copy of the book to see the numerous examples of clothing restoration. It is inspiring. Your repairs can be as subtle or creative as you like, and it's so satisfying to keep that beloved jean jacket going."- Empress of Dirt blog
"...Filled with practical mending techniques, both visible and invisible, Noriko approaches every mending project as an opportunity for creative expression...this book has the classic minimalist 'zakka' aesthetic that we've all come to love about Japanese craft books. Overall, Joyful Mending is a lovely read. It's full of practical instructions and lots of creative ideas to approach your next mending project with a touch of whimsy." - My Poppet Makes blog