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When do you give it up?

At what point do you give up on darning socks? I like to darn. I’ve admitted it here before. I’ve also given up on a few pairs that had been darned multiple times or that the socks had other problems that didn’t lend themselves to being salvaged. 112 more words


Darning: a step forward

Fairisle darning was more fun than I imagined and I am happy with what I’ve managed.


Ugly Mending

So I’m pretty poor at the moment, which means I have the poor person’s problem: Deteriorating clothes, and not much to do about it. Unfortunately for me, I’m- how to put this pleasantly- … 134 more words

Mend-it May

I’m not sure how Jen Gale came up with the idea of “Mend-It May”, but during the past month, she has been encouraging folks to indulge in some repairs and share them via various forms of social media. 811 more words

Reducing Consumption

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


The Problem with Moths...

The problem with moths is they have impeccably good taste in fibres!

Things I love:

  • Slow sewing – mending, darning, repairing
  • Natural fibres – wool , mohair, cashmere, silk and bamboo…
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