Visible Mending Class

COVID-19 Protocol: It is a priority for us to keep our community safe and healthy. All participants in Knit Cafe classes must wear masks in the shop for the duration of the class. When you register for a class you are agreeing to do so. Thanks for working with us on this!

A handmade sweater is a treasure, representing the hard work and also the love of it's maker. Let's preserve these treasures as long as possible. In this class we will learn two visible mending techniques - "Woven Darning", and "Swiss Darning". Both are durable, needlework techniques for fixing holes in knitwear. They 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. We are so pleased to be welcoming instructor Robbie Laughlin to share his mending expertise with Knit Cafe students.

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 knitwear to be mended. Participants are welcome to bring in photographs to ask the instructor about specific mending issues.

1 session

Materials: The class fee includes all the materials you will need for the class: knitted swatches, yarn scraps, and darning needles. Additional mending materials like darning threads of specific colours, and darning eggs can be purchased at The Knit Cafe. Check out our mending supplies HERE

Level: No experience necessary.

Cancelation Policy: There are no refunds for missed classes. Students who miss classes due to COVID-symptoms or who have had close contact with a COVID infection will receive store credit or have their class rescheduled. Please give us as much notice as possible if you will be missing a class. Students who miss classes for other reasons must give us 3 days notice to receive a store credit or an exchange. 


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