This sweet striped kitchen towel has taught me so much about consistency, patience, and assessing each item’s needs. A mend will only last if you anchor it to a stronger area— try to rely on the same worn down threads as a foundation and it’ll just tear again. Step far enough out from the damage, though, and you’ll always find strong threads to support you.
Complete restoration of the crotch area from a black @denim.lab selvedge denim! What do you think?
Ps: waiting for some big threadcones before offering the Chainstitch hemming service! Keep you guys updated!
Work in progress. These are off to Chandigarh today were Monty will rafoo/darn the pieces. Through trial and error I have learned the best way to communicate my intent to Monty. That said, I always love the misinterpretations that come back in our back and forth process!
Considering that I own and wear a lot of vintage I spend way too little time mending stuff. I find it quite tedious and prefer the thrill of making new stuff 🙈. Anyhow. My favourite pair of vintage seamed rayon stockings really needed some repair so I decided to try the darning machine that I got for this purpose (like, 2 years ago). My handstitching is the opposite of neat, so I found the ”machine” to be a good help in making darning that does not look absolutely terrible. Also, turning the little hooks and weaving with the needle is surprisingly satisfying! The result was even better when I used only two threads of the darning yarn rather than all four. I even went on to darn a 40s sweater and a 40s slipover that I bought yesterday 😎. Did not finish the stockings yet, however 😬. #makedoandmend#darning#40svintage#lappaochlaga#oddlysatifying
thanks @lily_sevilla ・・・
I found this beautiful wool sweater in the reuse room! It had a hole in the elbow and a few set in stains so here is my attempt to fix that, the elbow darn is local alpaca wool yarn and the patches are from a super moth eaten cashmere sweater I also found in the reuse room. I didn’t need to cover up the stains but I feel like the patches look better than the stain🔶 #makethriftmend#mending#darning#zerowaste#woolsweater#yayforearth#woolrich
The earlier you send in your jeans, the better it will stand more wear! Checkout these Benzak B-01 Kojima selvedge contest jeans worn by @thomasdebarbier, also checkout the little razor cuts from the razorblades 👨🏻💈
Parsintainspiraatiota museosta @korjaussarjakollektiivi
Tässä ovat taiteilija Akseli Gallen-Kallelan villasukat, joita on parsittu huolella monen monta kertaa. Sukat ovat varmaankin konekutoiset, mutta parsinneulan käyttäjä (ehkäpä Mary Gallen) on tehnyt näistä aivan oman taideteoksensa.
#sewphotohop day 12: tips and techniques! One of my favorite tips is to mend/repair your items before they get too out of hand. That whole “a stitch in time saves nine” thing? I’m pretty sure that is referring directly to the worn down heels on my favorite socks. I like to use fingering yarn to do the heel darning on my RTW socks because I like the splash of color and how the yarn felts to make a stronger heel ❤️ #mending#repair#makedoandmend#isew#darning
My first book was published in Korean!!Wow✨I never been to Korea. Someday, I’d love to go there with my book and I want to do my darning workshops💕🇰🇷
I found this beautiful Woolworth wool sweater in the reuse room! It had a hole in the elbow and a few set in stains so here is my attempt to fix that, the elbow darn is local alpaca wool yarn and the patches are from a super moth eaten cashmere sweater I also found in the reuse room. I didn’t need to cover up the stains but I feel like the patches look better than the stain🔶 #makethriftmend#mending#darning#zerowaste#woolsweater#yayforearth#woolrich
The best repair for stormy 🌧 weather! Powers out? Grab your candles and sewing kit. Powers on? Time to relax and unwind. A mending meditation to calm your nerves and help you work through tough times! Sewing for the soul, your new sew-cial media time, you won’t be disappointed! ⠀
Head over to @thefarwoods to see their step by step tutorial that is so clear and easy to follow! Thanks for the mending resource, you all sock, I mean rock 😜! ⠀
"One winter wearing a crummy pair of boots and now ALL my very $$$ @smartwool socks have holes in the same place 😱 BUT fret not! Now is the time to pull out all those woolies tucked away since winter - socks, sweaters, mittens and hats - and spruce them up for Fall 🍂⠀
Darning a hole is surprisingly simple! Essentially you are using yarn to weave new fabric wear the old has worn away. Swipe left for our simple step-by-step tutorial on how to earn a BIG hole in your sock! If you’d like to mend a hole in something without a heel - like a sweater or hat - the process is the same, you just don’t need the apple/orange/darning egg because that is really only used for holding the shape of a heel. If you are mending a fingertip in a mitten or globe, use a smaller finger-like tool - perhaps the wide end of a carrot? - to hold the glove-finger’s shape while you mend the hole⠀
Often mending feels daunting because there never seems to be time to fit it in - there always seems to be something more important to do. But we find it helpful to tuck a mending project in a bag when we are in the go so we can pull it out in a lull - riding the bus or train, waiting in line, waiting for our food at a restaurant. There are so many moments, out and about and at home when a few rows of stitches can be added to a mending project and soon enough all the holes will be filled and things are ready for action again 🍂⠀