Picture in banner is art by Chet Malinow.
The phrase “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine” basically means it’s better to solve a problem right away and prevent it from becoming a much bigger one. According to the BBC, the first recorded use of the phrase was in a book way back in 1723 and it’s a sewing reference.
The idea is that sewing up a small rip with one stitch means the tear is less likely to get bigger and maybe require more (9? 😅) stitches later on.
I’ve always enjoyed stitching garments and other things to avoid bigger rips later but also to avoid tossing out torn belongings. I’ve long found it cool to wear your repair.
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