ONE MORE CHANCE – artwork inspired by VISIBLE MENDING: Only when we are honest can we ask for forgiveness and move forward, recognizing and taking responsibility for our mistakes. Uncovering the past and allowing ourselves to be open and vulnerable – these are steps in the healing process. By unabashedly revealing the work of mending, more strength and stability is achieved. Visible mending, the Japanese art of sashiko, is a sewing technique used to repair or patch torn clothing. The stitching reinforces the worn area, and draws attention to the repair, treating it as an artistic and deliberate decoration.