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Sunday 02/21/2016, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Decorative Mending: More than Making Do! with Sivia Harding
Mending and Making do is a principle we are all familiar with, usually thought of in association with the frugality of the War years in this country and in Europe. But mending and darning have traditions that are far more ancient and of far more philosophical interest to craftspeople like ourselves. For a different perspective, we look at old textiles and artifacts with new eyes, and bring mending up to present day with new interpretations of old techniques. I guarantee a beautiful, poetic presentation that will make your fingers twitch to get mending!
Small amounts of smooth, firm worsted weight wool yarn (superwash is ok) in several colors; 5mm/size 8 double pointed needles; yarn needle; scissors; any knitted items with real holes in them that you would like to mend.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Make a 4" x 4" swatch in worsted weight wool yarn with 5mm/size 8 needles, or size to make a firm fabric. We will be snipping holes in the swatch to be mended.