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Tom van Deijnen - Specialist Darning

  • The Risk Factory 20 New Mart Rd Edinburgh, EH14 1RL UK (map)

This specialist darning class teaches you how to repair holes that are too large for the regular stocking darn. You will be taught two techniques: the first is the web darn, which starts with laying down a foundation in sewing thread and then the stitches are replicated using a darning needle. The second one is knitting in a patch, with various options on how to attach the patch to the edges of the hole. Attendees will take home a comprehensive hand-out, a darning needle, and the skills to repair large holes.

Level: Intermediate and above

Skills needed: Participants will need to be able to do Swiss darning (also known as duplicate stitching) and to be able to knit and purl, pick up stitches, and make left and right-leaning single decreases.

Materials to bring: Participants will need to bring double-pointed knitting needles and a knitted swatch, and the needles and yarn used for knitting the swatch

Any "homework"?: Students will need to knit a swatch, yarn type, colour, and size to be specified. Details will be sent out in January. Please be sure that you have some knowledge of Swiss darning/duplicate stitching.

Class size: 12

Earlier Event: March 23
Kim McBrien-Evans - In Stitches