Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Busy Darning With Tom

I've been so busy darning that I forgot to show you the photo's from the darning workshop with Tom of Holland at Hope and Elvis last weekend!!

Have a look at Tom's darning,


beautiful samples on a jumper, it's almost a work of art, something to be worn with pride,

sock's darned to give them more life,


to be worn forever......



Tom showed us how to darn using a mushroom and different needles and wools, like everything, you need the right tools for the right job and then it's easy peasy...well not quite but you know what I mean!!



Our first attempts at darning were clumsy but Tom's were lovely, it made me want to darn my cardigan, just for show,


Tom showed us how to darn with a "speedweve" a sort of little loom that makes a "darn" for you and ever so neat.

I met up with the lovely Rachelle, from Ted and Agnes fame and we spent the day chatting and darning and having a a wander round Louise's studio,


 I  took a few snaps of her treasures, wouldn't we all love  to have this little beauty in our kitchen??



Tea and biscuits anyone?


Louise's "stash"


"all the sizes, all the colours"


time for some paper work.


I bought a  piece of Sanderson fabric from Louise to make into a skirt and this lovely old box of Newey's pelican mantle hooks and eyes, I love old boxes.


Right back to the darning, I must get some more practice!!

Lucey X

8 comments:

Ali said...

Glad you had a great time xxx

Primroses Attic said...

Lucey it looks like you had a fab time. I would never think of darning anything. We live in such a chuck away society. Love the kitchen unit.
I am going more into retro furniture at the moment.
Rosezeeta.

Daisy Jones said...

oh wow..that looks such fun but above all useful...brings back memories of being there the week before with Mrs Bertimus. I do so love a trip toHope and Elvis!!
bestest wishes Daisy J x

KC'sCourt! said...

Looks like you had the most wonderful time
Julie xxxxxxx

Vintage Jane said...

Wish I could darn like that ... looks fab! I sold three darning mushrooms at the last fair I did so it's obviously becoming more popular/necessary. M x

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

My grandmother taught me to darn ... and it put me off hand knit socks for life ;) That said, it's something I'd love to try again, particularly darning of the decorative variety.

Sujata Aten said...

I have started darning my socks finally. Still can't stop thinking about Toms beautiful darned socks. X

Julia Marsh said...

I saw some pictures on Hope and Elvis FB page all about the darning workshop. How exciting to have actually been there, and the studio looks wonderful...I'm very envious!