Handwork - Darning
After investing all our time and skills in the making of our clothes we want those items to last the distance. Learning how to fix them is a valuable skill to extend the working life of these items. In this workshop, learn how to maintain and care for your hand knits so they last for years through the age old art of darning.
Teacher: Adele Moon
Workshop Duration: Half Day
Description: In this half day session you will learn a variety of darning techniques, from basic to more advanced. You will have an opportunity to master Swiss darning, the genius knit and graft method and have a go at woven darning while we discuss the uses and applications for each one. We will also look at ways to make a feature of your darning through visible mending techniques or how to disguise your holes invisibly.
Materials to bring:
Blunt tapestry needle
4mm double pointed needles
The swatches detailed in the Homework below.
Takeaway: You will have some swatches of darning to take away with you to use as a reference for all future mending.
Prerequisites: No darning experience required.
Homework: 3 x knitted swatches in a plain colour non superwash dk wool on 4mm needles - 30 stitches by 38 rows