June 27, 2024 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library
1552 Crawford Pl Seattle WA 98122
Darning class: Intro to the weave mend @ Sustainable Capitol Hill Tool Library

When it comes to mending clothes, there are two basic techniques that can fix pretty much anything in your closet: darning and patching. There aren’t hard rules about when to choose a darn versus a patch. It’s more common to darn knits like sweaters and patch woven material like jeans, but you can patch a sweater and darn a pair of jeans — it’s up to you.

This class will focus on the most basic type of darning: a weave mend. No prior knowledge is needed. For entry-level darning, you only need to know one simple stitch: the running stitch (we’ll teach it at this class, but it’s easy — that classic dotted line made by just pushing the needle up and down in a straight line across the fabric).

MATERIALS ATTENDEES SHOULD BRING: Bring something you want to darn — and for this first mend, the hole shouldn’t be too big (probably under an inch across). The bigger the hole, the more challenging it is to darn, so to acquire the skill you want to start with smaller stuff that’s easier to manage.

MATERIALS THE TOOL LIBRARY WILL PROVIDE: Embroidery floss, and different thicknesses of yarn and darning supplies.

RSVP: We ask that you RSVP on our Meetup event here to confirm your spot. If the event is full or the time doesn’t work for you, have no fear, we will host more events soon – please join the waitlist to indicate interest and help us better serve you.