I have been unwell for a few days so blogging has not been high on the agenda but I am back now.
Tonight I have a quick post to show you how I mended a small hole in the sleeve on my woollen cardigan.
I noticed the hole a couple of weeks ago when I was about to lightly press the cardigan so I put it aside to mend and finally got around to doing it today.
Darning seems to be a dying skill and my method is far from the traditional method but I find it quite effective. The basic premise is to replicate a weave by running a series of tiny stitches parallel to each other in one direction and then another series perpendicular to the first. It is generally done in a fine matching wool on knitwear.
Today I used 4 strands of regular sewing thread in a matching colour to darn a small hole in the sleeve of my cardigan. I do not have a ‘before’ photo but the ‘after’ one shows the result. It is not perfect but I am happy that the cardigan is still wearable.