Visible Mending Service

@visible_creative_mending

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Visible mending guides and materials to help save your favourite sweaters! The mending page for @collingwoodnorris
Before, during and after! A recent commission to repair a much loved sweater. It had previously been repaired with leather elbow patches, but had ripped at the side of one of them, so I thought the best thing would be to take them off and start again. You can see where the elbow patches left marks, so I covered those up too. 
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I have darned and Swiss darned these elbows, and currently have spaces available in my workshops if you’d like to learn these techniques. Link in my bio. 
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 #visiblemending  #darning  #repair  #creativemending  #makdoandmend  #lovedclotheslast  #colourful  #designermaker  #mending  #mendingmatters  #createmakeshare  #reducewaste  #sustainableclothing  #slowfashion  #sustainabletextiles 
 #designledmending
 #knitwearrepair  #swissdarning  #darningworkshop  #tartan  #elbowpatch  #mendingart  #visiblecreativemending

Before, during and after! A recent commission to repair a much loved sweater. It had previously been repaired with leather elbow patches, but had ripped at the side of one of them, so I thought the best thing would be to take them off and start again. You can see where the elbow patches left marks, so I covered those up too. . I have darned and Swiss darned these elbows, and currently have spaces available in my workshops if you’d like to learn these techniques. Link in my bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #swissdarning #darningworkshop #tartan #elbowpatch #mendingart #visiblecreativemending

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16 days ago
Good news! I have some new dates for my  zoom workshops AND a new Swiss darning workshop! 
The new workshop will cover swiss darning as reinforcement, repair and pattern, and we will spend some time being creative with it as well as making sure you can also repair your knitwear. 
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Link in my profile for full details and booking. 
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 #swissdarning  #zoomworkshop  #darningworkshop  #mendongworkshop  #visiblemending  #darning  #repair  #creativemending  #makdoandmend  #lovedclotheslast  #colourful  #designermaker  #mending  #mendingmatters  #createmakeshare  #reducewaste  #sustainableclothing  #slowfashion  #sustainabletextiles 
 #designledmending
 #knitwearrepair

Good news! I have some new dates for my zoom workshops AND a new Swiss darning workshop! The new workshop will cover swiss darning as reinforcement, repair and pattern, and we will spend some time being creative with it as well as making sure you can also repair your knitwear. . Link in my profile for full details and booking. . . . #swissdarning #zoomworkshop #darningworkshop #mendongworkshop #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair

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17 days ago
Yesterday’s mend. The neck trim of this sweater had come away from the body, and just needed some careful stitching back into place. This could have been done invisibly, but it’s so much more fun to make a statement out of it! 
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 #visiblemending  #repair  #creativemending  #makdoandmend  #lovedclotheslast  #colourful  #designermaker  #mending  #mendingmatters  #createmakeshare  #reducewaste  #sustainableclothing  #slowfashion  #sustainabletextiles 
 #designledmending
 #knitwearrepair

Yesterday’s mend. The neck trim of this sweater had come away from the body, and just needed some careful stitching back into place. This could have been done invisibly, but it’s so much more fun to make a statement out of it! . . . #visiblemending #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair

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19 days ago
Every now and then a get a request for something a bit more creative, and I loved creating a little flurry of autumn leaves on this sweater! They cover up very small stains- tiny splashed of coffee I’m guessing. 
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I will have embroidery instructions coming very soon… you can sign up to my newsletter to be the first to know all my news, including workshop dates. Head over to my websites homepage for that. 
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 #creativeembroidery  #handembroidery  #embroidery  #leaves  #autumnleaves  #visiblemending  #creativemending  #makdoandmend  #lovedclotheslast  #colourful  #designermaker  #mending  #mendingmatters  #createmakeshare  #reducewaste  #sustainableclothing  #slowfashion  #sustainabletextiles 
 #designledmending
 #knitwearrepair  #visiblecreativemending

Every now and then a get a request for something a bit more creative, and I loved creating a little flurry of autumn leaves on this sweater! They cover up very small stains- tiny splashed of coffee I’m guessing. . I will have embroidery instructions coming very soon… you can sign up to my newsletter to be the first to know all my news, including workshop dates. Head over to my websites homepage for that. . . . #creativeembroidery #handembroidery #Embroidery #leaves #autumnleaves #visiblemending #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #visiblecreativemending

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22 days ago
I realise I’m at risk of spamming you with samplers from my workshops, but I’m really enjoying these little colourful patches on my desk right now! 
I’ve taught 3 workshops this week, and met so many wonderful people from around the world- definitely a silver lining of zoom! 
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I’m still in the process of planning new dares, and maybe some other workshops. What are you interested in? Do you want workshops on how to mend cuffs, or embroidery on knitwear, or Swiss darning only? I’m not sure how many workshops I can realistically plan in, but I’ll see what I can do. My newsletter subscribers will be the first to know about any new dates. You can sign up via my website homepage. 
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 #sampler  #mydesktoday  #visiblemending  #darning  #repair  #creativemending  #makdoandmend  #lovedclotheslast  #colourful  #designermaker  #mending  #mendingmatters  #createmakeshare  #reducewaste  #sustainableclothing  #slowfashion  #sustainabletextiles 
 #designledmending
 #knitwearrepair  #howihue  #swissdarning  #darningworkshop  #colourlover

I realise I’m at risk of spamming you with samplers from my workshops, but I’m really enjoying these little colourful patches on my desk right now! I’ve taught 3 workshops this week, and met so many wonderful people from around the world- definitely a silver lining of zoom! . I’m still in the process of planning new dares, and maybe some other workshops. What are you interested in? Do you want workshops on how to mend cuffs, or embroidery on knitwear, or Swiss darning only? I’m not sure how many workshops I can realistically plan in, but I’ll see what I can do. My newsletter subscribers will be the first to know about any new dates. You can sign up via my website homepage. . . . #sampler #mydesktoday #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #howihue #swissdarning #darningworkshop #colourlover

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24 days ago
Another recent repair commission. I ended up changing the colours in this as I knew my customer was a bit unsure about it being too bright, but I loved this version of it too! 
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I’ve had a lovely time teaching another darning workshop today, and plan to spend the rest of my day working on another mending project. 
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 #visiblemending  #darning  #workinprogress  #repair  #creativemending  #makdoandmend  #lovedclotheslast  #colourful  #designermaker  #mending  #mendingmatters  #createmakeshare  #reducewaste  #sustainableclothing  #slowfashion  #sustainabletextiles 
 #designledmending
 #knitwearrepair  #check  #pattern  #choosewool

Another recent repair commission. I ended up changing the colours in this as I knew my customer was a bit unsure about it being too bright, but I loved this version of it too! . I’ve had a lovely time teaching another darning workshop today, and plan to spend the rest of my day working on another mending project. . . . #visiblemending #darning #WorkinProgress #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #check #pattern #choosewool

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25 days ago
Taking a break from elbows to show you this cashmere scarf repair I worked on recently. Irregular shapes are always fun! I really enjoyed working with this colour combination too. 
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 #visiblemending  #darning  #repair  #creativemending  #makdoandmend  #lovedclotheslast  #colourful  #designermaker  #mending  #mendingmatters  #createmakeshare  #reducewaste  #sustainableclothing  #slowfashion  #sustainabletextiles 
 #designledmending
 #knitwearrepair  #repairservice  #cashmerescarf  #wearcarerepair  #howihue

Taking a break from elbows to show you this cashmere scarf repair I worked on recently. Irregular shapes are always fun! I really enjoyed working with this colour combination too. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #repairservice #cashmerescarf #wearcarerepair #howihue

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27 days ago
I’ve been repairing a lot of elbows recently! They’re a common place fir wear and tear, and I love them as they’re often a bit if a challenge, and the allow plenty of room to be creative. 
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For mending guides and darning wool, follow the link in my profile. 
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 #visiblemending  #darning  #repair  #creativemending  #makdoandmend  #lovedclotheslast  #colourful  #designermaker  #mending  #mendingmatters  #createmakeshare  #reducewaste  #sustainableclothing  #slowfashion  #sustainabletextiles 
 #designledmending
 #knitwearrepair  #creativevisiblemending  #elbowrepair  #visiblemend  #blues

I’ve been repairing a lot of elbows recently! They’re a common place fir wear and tear, and I love them as they’re often a bit if a challenge, and the allow plenty of room to be creative. . For mending guides and darning wool, follow the link in my profile. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #creativevisiblemending #elbowrepair #visiblemend #blues

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29 days ago
One of my recent commissions. This much loved jumper had worn through at the elbows, under the arms and had threadbare areas on cuffs and the body. 
The elbows had leather patches on them to cover the initial damage, but had them worn through beside them- I took the patches off so I could have more design options! 
I’ve used swiss darning to repair the holes ( which were pretty small) and reinforce the worn areas. I have a video guide for this technique if you would like to learn it-link in my profile for all my mending guides.
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 #visiblemending  #swissdarning  #repair  #creativemending  #makdoandmend  #lovedclotheslast  #colourful  #designermaker  #mending  #mendingmatters  #createmakeshare  #reducewaste  #sustainableclothing  #slowfashion  #sustainabletextiles 
 #designledmending
 #knitwearrepair  #mendingservice  #duplicatestitch  #mendingart  #visiblemend  #visiblecreativemending  #knitwearrejuvination  #sentimentalvalue  #colourblock  #pattern  #

One of my recent commissions. This much loved jumper had worn through at the elbows, under the arms and had threadbare areas on cuffs and the body. The elbows had leather patches on them to cover the initial damage, but had them worn through beside them- I took the patches off so I could have more design options! I’ve used swiss darning to repair the holes ( which were pretty small) and reinforce the worn areas. I have a video guide for this technique if you would like to learn it-link in my profile for all my mending guides. . . . #visiblemending #swissdarning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #mendingservice #duplicatestitch #mendingart #visiblemend #visiblecreativemending #knitwearrejuvination #sentimentalvalue #colourblock #pattern #

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a month ago
Starting this weeks mending with a pair of beautiful but holey gloves. 

The colours I’ve chosen to mend them with are very similar to the ones in the gloves, but when used for the mends they still show off the repair. 
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 #visiblemending  #darning  #repair  #creativemending  #makdoandmend  #lovedclotheslast  #colourful  #designermaker  #mending  #mendingmatters  #createmakeshare  #reducewaste  #sustainableclothing  #slowfashion  #sustainabletextiles 
 #designledmending
 #knitwearrepair  #repairservice  #visiblemend  #wearcarerepair

Starting this weeks mending with a pair of beautiful but holey gloves. The colours I’ve chosen to mend them with are very similar to the ones in the gloves, but when used for the mends they still show off the repair. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #repairservice #visiblemend #wearcarerepair

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a month ago
My darning kits have everything you need to learn to darn: 
1 Instruction leaflet ( for the style of darn shown in the image) 
1 needle
5 colours of lambswool 
1 piece of knitted fabric to practice on 

They make a lovely gift too if you’re trying to encourage your friends to start mending! 
Link in my profile. 

Summer is the perfect time to care for your knitwear while you’re not wearing it as much. 
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 #visiblemending  #darning  #repair  #creativemending  #makdoandmend  #lovedclotheslast  #colourful  #designermaker  #mending  #mendingmatters  #createmakeshare  #reducewaste  #sustainableclothing  #slowfashion  #sustainabletextiles 
 #designledmending
 #knitwearrepair  #darningkit  #learnsomethingnew  #visiblemend  #darningwool  #wearcarerepair

My darning kits have everything you need to learn to darn: 1 Instruction leaflet ( for the style of darn shown in the image) 1 needle 5 colours of lambswool 1 piece of knitted fabric to practice on They make a lovely gift too if you’re trying to encourage your friends to start mending! Link in my profile. Summer is the perfect time to care for your knitwear while you’re not wearing it as much. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #darningkit #learnsomethingnew #visiblemend #darningwool #wearcarerepair

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a month ago
So enjoyed the first of my zoom workshops today! We even managed to fit in a little bit more than I expected which is always nice. Sometimes I forget how wonderful it is to spend time stitching and chatting in a group. Looking forward to the next one! 
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 #visiblemending  #darning  #repair  #creativemending  #makdoandmend  #lovedclotheslast  #colourful  #designermaker  #mending  #mendingmatters  #createmakeshare  #reducewaste  #sustainableclothing  #slowfashion  #sustainabletextiles 
 #designledmending
 #knitwearrepair  #swissdarning  #darningworkshop  #workinprogress

So enjoyed the first of my zoom workshops today! We even managed to fit in a little bit more than I expected which is always nice. Sometimes I forget how wonderful it is to spend time stitching and chatting in a group. Looking forward to the next one! . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #swissdarning #darningworkshop #WorkinProgress

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a month ago