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Swiss Darning Knitwear

Sat, March 9th

  • Starts Mar 9
  • 50 US dollars
  • Park Road

Available spots


Service Description

Learn to use the swiss darning technique on knits! Visible Mending is a great way to preserve your knits while showing off your skills. We’ll first go over the basics of knit and purl stitches and how to choose a good thread or yarn for a mend. We’ll use our materials to practice swiss darning over thinning areas. We’ll cover stocking web darning over holes and charting your own decorative patterns. If there are any knitters in the group we can also cover a method that combines knitting and darning on larger knits. Skill level: Some basic sewing or knitting experience is helpful but not required. If you have garments in need of repair please bring them and as time allows we can go over and explore solutions or work on them with your new skills. If you do not, swatches will be provided to you. $10 fee includes a small mending kit tin with three sizes of blunted needles, a practice swatch, and your choice of embroidery thread or yarn, and access to communal tools and materials. We will be utilizing a darning disc, turned by a Connecticut artisan, during the class and you will have the option to purchase if desired for an additional $25. Payable to the instructor with cash, check or Venmo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date and Time: Saturday, March 9th from 10am - 12pm Skill Level: Novice to Intermediate Ages: 16+, 13+ with paying adult Tools and Materials: Please see description above. Instructor: Jennifer Duff Cancellation: There is no refund, credit or class transfer for classes with guest teachers. You may transfer your registration to a friend. ___________________ About your instructor: Jennifer Duff (she/her), of Wildwood Mending, is a lifelong artist with a BA from Bard College in studio arts. She draws on that background to imagine creative repairs in her mending. Her love and many years experience as a knitter led easily into repair, but it was the visible mending movement on social media that was the spark she needed to apply those skills to mending. She believes that in a world of fast fashion, repair is a radical act, as well as a way to honor the hard work of the people who produced the fiber, fabric, and garments. It is also an act of deep care and a way to connect more deeply with your own personal style and design choices while living a little lighter on the planet.. See work @wildwood.mending on Instagram.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

-A minimum enrollment must be met by 48 hours prior to the workshop or the workshop may be cancelled. If this happens you will receive a full refund. -You may cancel for a refund or transfer your registration up to 1 week before a one-time workshop, 2 weeks before a Foundations or After School series and 4 weeks before a camp. There are no refunds or class transfers for guest teachers. After this date there will be no refunds or transfers unless we are able to fill your spot from a waitlist. -Hartford Stitch reserves the right to cancel a class at any time. Should we do so you will receive a full refund. -No shows forfeit any refund or transfers. -Hartford Stitch reserves the right to substitute teachers either for a single class or the entire session if necessary.


Contact Details

  • Hartford Stitch, 207 Park Road, West Hartford, CT, USA

    + 1 8607853093

    laura@hartfordstitch.com


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