Darning and Mending
Date(s) - Sun, February 19, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Over The Rainbow Yarn
Tuesdays are for trying something new!
With wear, it’s almost inevitable that knitwear will develop holes and thinning fibers, especially on the hardest wearing spots, like heels and toes on socks, and wrists and elbows on sweaters. Considering the love and care we put into knitting things by hand, it makes sense to have a few mending techniques up our sleeves (or on them).
This Tuesday, we will learn darning, duplicate stitch, knitting patches, and other methods for repairing damaged knitwear and extending the life of your knits. You may bring in an item you wish to repair or a swatch for practicing. It doesn’t have to be a hand-knit item – you can use the same techniques to preserve your commercially knit items! Both darning and duplicate stitch can also be used for decorative purposes.
- Knit swatches or knit items with holes, tears, or thinned spots to be repaired
- Tapestry needle
- Darning thread
- Or knitting needles and yarn to match your damaged knit item
- No experience required!
Note: When you register online, we will reserve a spot for you. You may pay in-store on the day of class or any time prior.