This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

The Repair Shop: A Make Do and Mend Handbook [9781785944604]

(6 reviews) Write a Review

Which glue should you use to mend a cracked vase? How do you colour match the varnish when restoring your old desk? How can you fix a favourite armchair that's sagging, or unpick your child's beloved, tattered teddy bear?

We all have items in our homes that sit about in a state of disrepair while we mull over how to fix them but never actually get round to it.

Direct from the Repair Shop's 'Workshop of Dreams', this one-stop practical guide will help you repair and maintain those ageing treasures and heirlooms around your house, stashed in the attic, or gathering dust in the garage.

From furniture and toys to ceramics and clothing, the Repair Shop experts will give you their tips and advice on the art of restoring and conserving everyday items, so you can give new life to your most prized possessions.

With clear step-by-step instructions and simple illustrations, they will show you how even the most battered of your cherished belongings can still be your new favourite thing.
AUTHOR: Karen Farrington is an author, ghost-writer, editor and researcher for a range of leading UK publishers. She has written more than 40 books, including the Springwatch Almanac, The Ambridge Chronicles, and Great Lives, as well as for national magazines and newspapers.

more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £14.99
£10.65
(You save £4.34 )
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9781785944604
ISBN13:
9781785944604
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Author:
Karen Farrington
Publisher:
BBC Books
Publication:
25-Jul-2019
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
208
Chart Position:
844
Weight:
408 Grams
  • 4
    The repair shop

    Posted by Pam veysey on 17th May 2020

    Great and useful help..

  • 5
    The repair shop

    Posted by Alec m on 25th Apr 2020

    A great read full of information hints tips a trade secrets .great service

  • 5
    the repair shop

    Posted by alan m ratcliffe on 9th Apr 2020

    a great book and great service too

  • 2
    Repair Shop

    Posted by Geoff on 2nd Jan 2020

    I opened this anticipating a glimpse into a few tricks of the trade (not expecting all trade secrets to be revealed). I was ever so disappointed. There was nothing other than the vaguest instructions on how to go about jobs. The glossary is juvenile in the extreme. Easy to read in a couple of hours.

  • 3
    Repair shop manual

    Posted by shirley Bork on 24th Dec 2019

    This doesn't give names of adhesives, paints, polishes or other things you need to know and where to obtain them. I'm a great fan of Repair Shop so most of the stories I already knew. Just a bit disappointed but great programme.

  • 4
    The Repair Shop

    Posted by Rosemary's on 5th Aug 2019

    It does what it says but not as detailed as I had hoped

Harry Potter Knitting Magic: The official Harry Potter knitting pattern book cover photo

Harry Potter Knitting Magic: The official Harry Potter knitting pattern book [9781911641926]

Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book - a deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films.…

rrp: £22.99
£14.21
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Normal People cover photo

Normal People [9780571334650]

THE BBC ADAPTATION OF NORMAL PEOPLE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON BBC IPLAYER AND BBC 1 OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD * THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES AND TOP…

rrp: £8.99
£7.49
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Things to Make and Mend cover photo

Things to Make and Mend [9780571230600]

At fifteen, Sally Tuttle and Rowena Cresswell were firm friends, until a shocking event changed their lives. Now in their late thirties, they are est…

rrp: £7.99
£6.26
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
The Boy Mole Fox and The Horse cover photo

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse [9781529105100]

The Sunday Times Bestseller and New York Times Bestseller. A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four characters and unli…

rrp: £16.99
£11.30
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Make & Mend: A Guide to Recycling Clothes and Fabrics cover photo

Make & Mend: A Guide to Recycling Clothes and Fabrics [9781905862795]

Welcome to Make & Mend! This book shows how, with a little knowledge and a little creativity, you can make a wide range of fantastic items from those …

rrp: £9.99
£9.02
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
MOB Veggie cover photo

MOB Veggie: Feed 4 or more for under GBP10 [9781911624417]

From the author of the No.1 Bestseller MOB Kitchen: Feed 4 or more for under GBP10 Having taken the social media world by storm with his 1-minute, ho…

rrp: £14.99
£9.47
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Art of Resilience cover photo

The Art of Resilience [9780008356989]

** A GREAT READ BOOK OF THE MONTH ** Bestselling author and award-winning adventurer Ross Edgley has been studying the art of resilience for years, a…

rrp: £20.00
£12.62
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Discomfort of Evening cover photo

The Discomfort of Evening [9780571349364]

The sensational Dutch bestseller: Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's extraordinary portrait of a Dutch farming family distorted by grief, translated by Michele…

rrp: £12.99
£9.74
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Bit of a Stretch, A: The Secret Diaries of a Prisoner cover photo

Bit of a Stretch, A: The Secret Diaries of a Prisoner [9781838950156]

Where can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Which British education system struggles with 50% illiteracy? Where do teetotal Muslims attend AA meeti…

rrp: £16.99
£11.00
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Sustainableish Living Guide: Everything you need to know to make small changes that make a big difference cover photo

The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide: Everything you need to know to make small changes that make a big difference [9781472969125]

Easy, do-able, down to earth ideas and suggestions for everyone to help save the planet. If you want to save the planet, but your to-do list is alrea…

rrp: £12.99
£9.55
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.