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Hannah Lamb - Visible Mending

I have a few additions to make to 'Visible Mending'. Some things became apparent only when I had 'finished' the piece and was ab.


For mending this dress I have used traditional darning techniques as well as embroidery stitches (cross-stitch and running stitch).

Celia Pym Hole on Back, Below Collar, wool darning on wool sweater, 5 x 2014

darning sampler

Quaker School Girl Samplers from Ackworth. Favored by Libby VanBuskirk: I love samplers.


The Big Mend hosts mending socials in the community in Bath, England , sharing mending and darning skills and spreading a culture of textile repair.