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Make do and mend

You don’t really hear much about darning socks in this day and age because they’re usually so cheap to replace.  I’ve always been curious about it though (too much reading of classic literature), and recently my interest was revived by Katy of… 318 more words

Pins And Needles

An Unfinished Darning Sampler

Last year I went to the Fries Museum to see their collection of darning samplers. Little did I know that almost a year later, I would own my own antique darning sampler.  1,311 more words


D A R N & D U S T E D

We are big fans of traditional menders. Even more so when they also share our love for indigo.

Cue Luke Deverell; Founder of Darn & Dusted and a breath of fresh air amidst a fast paced, disposable society. 167 more words


Mending box

This is my little tool box, stocked with all sorts of things that can be used for stitching, darning, patching and generally making things last longer. 62 more words


Where do we go from here?

National Recycle Week – Day 7

So, on this final day of National Recycle Week, I’ve been reviewing my posts and considering the future. It’s clear that recycling is simply not enough – everyone of us needs to think about using fewer resources. 429 more words


Antique Linen Smock Coat

I began my life in the hands of a farmer’s wife; rectangles of linen cloth spun in front of a fire and woven in the damp hills of Wales. 1,173 more words

A Textile Vocabulary - Observing & Capturing


Trying to describe it is like the task itself. Elusive, not part of your everyday vocabulary. You don’t really know how to begin until you hold the tools in your hands and rely on intuition and muscle memory to take over. 117 more words

Karina Szczurek