I profess to loving the ideas behind visible mending much more than the actual look. Whilst I have been known to sew a colourful patch on a child’s worn out trouser knees, I certainly don’t want my own clothes to look patched, even creatively, even to draw attention to the political act of mending. Particularly […]
Thank you so very much for the marvellous response to my post last week. As I said, it wasn’t a post I expected to write and now I am so glad I did, as you really got me thinking and I am grateful for that. Over the last week, I’ve been tending to our knitwear. […]
I could not have known when I was finishing my Endurance yoke sweater that I wouldn’t get the chance to wear it much. Endurance was made as part of the Shackleton Knit Along organised by Fiber Trek last year. We were encouraged to pick a project that represented a mighty challenge to us, a feat […]
It is still slow and steady here at Needle and Spindle, so sock darning is about the right pace. After encountering this wonderful darning technique on Local and Bespoke, I found that a pair of my favourite socks were needing urgent repair. I found the same yarn in my mending yarn jar because although visible […]
Older readers might remember my Trouser Quest last year, to find the perfect trouser pattern. For me that pattern is New Look 6713, recommended by and borrowed from my neighbour. After fitting and altering the basic pattern, I have made this pattern three times now and the latest version is my favourite. Three quarter length and made of […]
Moth holes gorn – grumpy Scots Monsters arrive. Our dear girl pleased with repairs. Monsters made of pure wool Scottish scarf offcuts from skirt project fulled in washing machine, buttons and embroidery floss. Holes darned from behind.