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Swiss Darning

We will start by reviewing duplicate stitch to use as reinforcement on knitwear. Then we’ll apply what we learned with duplicate stitch to Swiss Darning to fill holes in knitted fabrics.

Swiss darning is typically used as the least visible technique to repair knits, if that’s your goal. It can also be used, along with duplicate stitch, for fun visible repairs. Both of these techniques are specific to knitwear fabrics and, unlike traditional darning, will maintain the natural stretch of the knit.

You can bring along your own knitwear to repair if you’d like or a knitwear sample can be provided.

Rachel Weigelt is the owner and operator of Frayed Threads Mending in northeast Seattle, where she offers textile mending and tailoring services. She will walk you through the steps to repair your knitwear with these three darning techniques. 

Skill Requirements: Students should have some knitting experience with a basic understanding of knit and purl stitches, knitting terms, and weaving in ends.

Instructor will provide -
Darning needle
Sewing needle
Small card of darning yarn for your project
Knitwear sample, if needed
Printed hand out
Darning Egg, mushroom or surface for darning
Additional yarn and thread

What to bring -
An item of clothing that you'd like to repair.  These techniques are suitable for knitted sweaters, hats, socks, scarves or mittens.  Simple, larger gauge knitted items are the easiest to start with, while more complex cables and fine knits may be best to wait until you've had some practice.  If you don't have something you'd like to bring, a knitwear sample can be provided.

Class minimum - 3 students
If the class minimum is not met, students will be notified prior to the class start date and a full refund will be given.
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Rachel Weigelt

Swiss Darning

$ 45.00
Sat, Apr 27, 2024 at 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
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