Visible mending is a way of using decorative stitches to repair and restore clothing. Whether it is a favorite sweater, a pair of tediously knitted socks, or the best jeans you ever owned, you can use this technique to prolong the life of garments. Maybe you found a great bargain at a resale shop and want to embellish or remodel it. In this class, we will explore ways to mend tears, holes and stains. These same techniques can be used as decorative elements. We will learn a few simple repair techniques by practicing on a scrap of fabric. Each class member will then receive a recycled garment to experiment on. You may keep the garment for continued experimentation.
Necessary materials: Scissors, paper, pen, embroidery hoop, darning needle with large eye. Small amounts of fingering weight yarn, embroidery floss, and/or crewel yarn.
Materials you may want to bring:Embroidery technique book. Darning egg, if you have one. Several market vendors will have darning eggs for sale as well. Thimble.
Required advance work: None
Experience level required: Comfortable with a needle and thread
Additional cost for materials provided to the class: $5 payable to instructor
Please send a copy to illustrate the project if available.
Madison Knitters Guild
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