I have been on a mending mission lately. This early cold snap necessitated some quick action. Mittens with holes, and a hat and a woolen house coat too. Such a rush job that I stayed up late and darned my heart out and everyone had woollies to wear the next day. But I did not take pictures – as is the nature of life when one hurries through it – one can not document it too.
Oh but summer time! – do you remember that? Then, thoughtful meditations on mending and some picture taking was p0ssible too. I fixed this sweater with the traditional woven style darning method.
I used a glass to keep the fabric a bit taught as I worked. First I stitched a perfect circle around the hole
I filed it into with interwoven stitching.
I made a mistake and had to stitch up outside of my circle. So I added a little leaf and now it is an apple. Also I ran out of green and used some pink. Happy accidents!
I also fixed this sweater with some success, but the stitching looked a little messy so I decorated it with some lazy daisies.
I am really excited that this Wednesday, The Knit Café is hosting a visible mending class and I will learn another method of mending called “Scotch Darning”. It is a sturdy bit of stitchery with an interesting texture. Please join us if you are free.
Wednesday November 20, 6:30-9:30pm