Mending With The Weaving Method
You will need a tapestry needle, embroidery floss, perle cotton or thin yarn, a glass or darning egg to fit inside, snips, and something to mend
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If you want to you can use a hair tie to secure your sock or whatever you’re mending around the glass
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Begin stitching a small distance from the area to be mended, using a running stitch. Try to offset the stitches in each row
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Work the running stitches about a thread thickness apart, back and forth beyond the hole or weakened area
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When you come to a hole, simply pull the thread across without distorting the shape of the remaining fabric, and continue enough to anchor the thread
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Once you have covered the entire area in one direction, stop with the thread on the top and cut, leaving a long tail
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Begin again leaving a long tail. Work the stitches in and out of the previous stitches. Turn at the end of each row and repeat on the way back
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If you’re filling in a hole, weave the needle in and out of the thread bars, and continue stitching a bit beyond
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Each pass through the area with the hole, snuggle the stitches against the previous stitching so the woven portion forms a nice fabric
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Continue well past the hole or weakened area and leave a long thread tail at the end as well
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Once the hole is patched and/or the weakened area is reinforced, it’s time to weave the ends through the back
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P.S. You can use the eye end if the needle to weave a shorter thread tail through the back to secure
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We’re done!
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