Visible Mending Class

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 PolicyNo refunds are provided for students who cancel their class registrations. A store credit or exchange of the date of the class can be given if you provide 3 days notice prior to the first session of your class. Notifications made within 3 days of the start date are not eligible for a store credit or exchange. Exceptions may be made for students who miss classes due to COVID-symptoms - please get in touch.


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