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.

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Then there was the revival of my treasured gloves…

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using a crochet hook to repair the ladder on the thumb

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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).

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

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