Tags » Darning

The right materials for the job

This evening I’ve been quietly cursing my way through a repair… in fact it’s still not finished and I’m just taking a break to write a blog post about it. 455 more words


Sashiko darning

I’ve been seeing some lovely embroidered patches on Pinterest, and as I’ve just gone through one knee of my jeans I thought that rather than cut them up for another project I’m planning I’d have a go at Sashiko. 177 more words


How to Darn Pointe Shoes

Hi everybody!  Here’s a quick bonus video for you about how to sew your pointe shoes.  See you tomorrow with another full blog post!


Very Enjoyable Knitting and Rediscovering Harry Potter

It’s been so busy around here that I only just realized that I finished a pair of socks a while back and never showed them to you and I haven’t posted about what I am working on in quite a while. 1,228 more words


A Remedy for Rents, Samplers from the Whitelands College Collection

Recently, I was invited to deliver the keynote speech at Cultures of Repair: Past and Present, a one-day conference to conclude A Remedy for Rents… 1,271 more words


A long-awaited repair

I am slowly trying to persuade myself that sewing repairs can be fun. I’ve finally reconciled myself to darning – but only items that I made myself – and now I’m making progress with other repairs. 254 more words

Reducing Consumption

Experimenting with Repairs 

As they say necessity is the mother of invention so I have been working on some repairs on my partners shirts as he has worn through the fabric. 56 more words

Hand Embroidery