Volunteers at the Mending Project kept a log of what we did, and one of the first things I would do when arriving for a shift would be to read the log and see what happened since I was there last. One afternoon I read the following:
Great question. As I was thinking about it, I noticed that somebody had brought in a bunch of upholstery swatches; in fact, I used one to patch a pair of jeans that had been left on the table.
And over the next three months, they did, turning the busy but drab swatch into an explosion of color from the shiny mending threads. By the time the show closed early this month, the swatch looked pretty flashy.