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?
"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!!