First (official-un-official) Repair Cafe

What a great repair session! Last Saturday’s theme was textiles and clothing with a particular focus on darning.

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The talented Tom of Holland came bearing darning mushrooms, wool and needles and showed us how to use visible mending to repair our holey (not holy) clothes.

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Socks were brought

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and mended

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as were slippers

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and other knitwear

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and a pair of boots.


Then there was the revival of my treasured gloves…

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using a crochet hook to repair the ladder on the thumb


then blanket stitch to reinforce the edge and to stop it laddering again

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before sewing the ends diagonally across the inside of the glove (because according to Tom knots won’t hold).


The finished gloves repaired with contrasting thread to make sure the repair is visible… so satisfying!

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