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How to darn a sock! I know this used to be common knowledge way back when, but not so much these days.

DIY: Darn it!

How to darn a sock! I know this used to be common knowledge way back when, but not so much these days.

technique

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Hannah Lamb - surface darning in progress The meeting of stitch and weave

Hannah Lamb

A journal following the thoughts and reflections of a textiles practitioner

Darning - nearly a lost art, my mother and grandmothers used to darn everything, -socks, shirt elbows, jumpers, sheets and towels

Make Do and Mend: Darning  |  Colette Blog

This is a very helpful post explaining and demonstrating a few different methods of darning.

This is a very helpful post explaining and demonstrating a few different methods of darning.

Darning Technique: This would take longer than patch darning a hole, but it would look so much nicer, especially for a hole in the top of a sock.

landscape

I was fixing the sleeves of an old jacket today, at least one sleeve, I kept the other one for tomorrow :) I had a look for the technique at my Thérèse de Dillmont book (my bible:) and they call it 'Swiss darning'; in the example above you can see how to fix a hole in a knitted cloth, which was fortunately not the case with me, I only had to reinforce the stitches. Tomorrow I will use more shades of brown to make the darning look a bit like a landscape. an awesome technique to repair socks…

visible mending as an art form

Visible Mending as an art form. — The Craft Sessions

I’ve been known to swear about the mending pile. I’m sure many of you are with me. I avoid it and wait till it builds up – aaaand finally get around to it when it is absolutely necessary. However after years of having little kids I have come to love the fact that a bit of creative mending means tha

Counteracting a throw-away society Considering the time and expense of making hand-knit socks, it is well worth the effort to repair them if you eventually wear through a hole. You say you don’t know how to darn a sock? Let me help with these photos and brief explanation...

Repairing a hand-knit sock with a knit-in-place patch

Counteracting a throw-away society Considering the time and expense of making hand-knit socks, it is well worth the effort to repair them if you eventually wear through a hole. You say you don't know how to darn a sock? Let me help with these photos and brief explanation of...

'Swiss darning'; in the example above you can see how to fix a hole in a knitted cloth,

landscape

I was fixing the sleeves of an old jacket today, at least one sleeve, I kept the other one for tomorrow :) I had a look for the technique at my Thérèse de Dillmont book (my bible:) and they call it 'Swiss darning'; in the example above you can see how to fix a hole in a knitted cloth, which was fortunately not the case with me, I only had to reinforce the stitches. Tomorrow I will use more shades of brown to make the darning look a bit like a landscape. an awesome technique to repair socks…

DIY Tutorial on how to Darn - A very useful skill, whether you use it to repair holes in socks, sweaters, or blankets.  When you darn, you are essentially reweaving the textile.

Darn It! | Make:

Now, let me just start out by saying that I am no darning expert. My grandmother taught me how to darn when I was a kid, but to be honest, I seem to lose

How To Darn Holes and Tears - excerpts from a World War II leaflet with excellent instructions for darning holes in both wovens and knits - they work beautifully.

Make Do and Mend: Darning  |  Colette Blog

Patches on patches - darn it all by knitting iris, via Flickr

darn it all

alice won these socks several years back at an fundraising auction for the community arts & dance studio. over the years, she wore holes right through the socks under the balls of her feet. we tried to work out a time for me to teach her how to darn them. when that never happened, she finally just returned them to me, asking me to fix the holes myself. i almost returned them to her, deeming them irreparable, almost just threw them away myself. leaving them next to the trash bin for several…

Sock Darning 101, Maybe I can use this method on my poor ailing adventure shoes.

Darn It!

Those who know me will not be surprised to hear me say that I don’t much like to go clothes shopping. I get very attached to my clothes. ...

A new colorway - Darning Eggs? (Chocolates, browns, tans, blacks...)

The Loopy Ewe - Yarn Shop - 5/447 - Keeping up with Sheri's Loopy Life...

Keeping up with Sheri's Loopy Life...

Martha explains how to mend knits. Darning 101.

How to Mend Your Knits: Darning Holes, Snagged Threads, and Frayed Buttonholes

Have a sweater that's hanging on by a thread? Fix it fast, and add surprising style with a few simple techniques. In this extensive guide, we explain the tools to keep in your knitwear mending kit, plus demonstrate how to darn holes and fix snagged thread or frayed buttonholes.