Visible Mending Workshop
A handmade sweater is a treasure, containing the sweat and certainly also the love of it's maker. Let's preserve these treasures as long as possible. In this class we will learn a method of visible mending called a "scotch darn". This is a durable, needlework technique meant specifically for fixing holes in knitwear. It can be applied to handknits as well as machine knit items, not just sweaters but mittens, scarves, toys, and other cozy items. You do not need any knitting experience to acquire this mending skill.
The Knit Café will provide knit swatches for students to use while practicing the technique. To ensure The Knit Cafe remains a moth-free environment students should not bring in knit wear to be mended. Participants are welcome to bring in photographs to ask the instructor about specific mending issues if.
1 session, includes practice swatch and some scrap yarn, other materials not included.
Materials: darning needle (also called a tapestry needle) and yarn for darning, available for purchase at The Knit Café. Some scrap yarn will be made available for student use, but if a specific colour or quality is necessary students may purchase a full skein or bring in their own scrap yarn. .
Level: No experience necessary.