Visible Mending: Patching and Darning
With Cal Patch
Mar 5, 2:00-5:00pm
Cal will show you 2 different ways to patch a hole in woven garments: Overlay and Reverse Applique, various stitches that work for each method, and when to use them. Then we will mend a hole in a knitted/crocheted garment with traditional darning.
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Mending is an essential part of maintaining your handmade or Slow-Fashion wardrobe, and patching and darning are your key techniques. Cal will show you 2 different ways to patch a hole in woven garments: Overlay and Reverse Applique, various stitches that work for each method, and when to use them. Then we will mend a hole in a knitted or crocheted garment with traditional darning. Whether you try to do it invisibly or artfully, you’ll extend the life of your favorite woolies by knowing how to darn them. Traditional darning works well for smaller holes or areas that are worn thin. You might have so much fun, you’ll actually be happy to see a new hole in your most-loved and worn garments! No prerequisite skills.
• 2 items (woven or T-shirt) with holes to be patched, or a piece of fabric to become a “mending sampler”
• Scraps of woven and knit fabric for patches
• Hand-sewing needles in a few sizes
• All-purpose, buttoncraft, or top-stitching thread
• Embroidery floss
• A sock, sweater or other knit item with a small* hole to be darned (can be hand or machine knit)
• Small amount of comparable-sized yarn to what the original is knit from (probably between fingering and worsted), can be matching or contrast
• Tapestry needles in a few smaller sizes (or any needles with a large enough eye for yarn) about 1.5” or less