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Expanding the Life of a Sweater

Visible Mending -- Class Instructor: Kimberly A. Langley- The Purveyor of Fine Yarns

  • Starts May 18
  • 65 US dollars
  • 3051 Leestown Rd

Available spots

Service Description

In this era of fast fashion, mending your clothes is an act of rebellion. Visible mending extends that rebellion by showcasing your mends as colorful, creative additions to the original garment. This three hour class is a hands-on tutorial in harnessing your creativity to mend holes in sweaters, socks, and other knit garments. Participants will learn how to prep the area that requires the mend and then decide upon the appropriate technique to employ. Participants will practice the woven patch, knitting a patch onto a garment and a few key embroidery stitches that work magic on sweaters. Supplies Needed: 2 or 3 hand or machine (commercial) knit items that require a mend. Small amounts of yarn in various weights (fingering, lace, dk, etc) in various matching and contrasting colors. Tapestry Needle (or several needles of various sizes) Scissors Knitting Needles: 2.5mm or smaller, dpn or circular Knitting Needles: size one step down from size used to knit object to be mended, dpn or circular Coiless safety pins/pear shaped pins Old magazine or newspaper A light bulb (pear shaped variety) or a darning egg/darning mushroom No prior experience required.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Each Workshop has a minimum and maximum number of students. If minimum is not reached two weeks before the scheduled event, the class is subject to cancellation. Once maximum is reached, the class will be closed and a waiting list will be generated. Further instructions for the workshop will be emailed to each student prior to the class. Workshop Refund Policy – no refunds within 5 days of event- except in cases of total event cancellation. 50% refund 15+ days prior to the event. Registrations are fully transferrable- contact for more info on how to transfer a class registration.

Contact Details

  • 3051 Leestown Rd, Lexington, 40511, USA

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