LearnAlong—Mending Bar

Mending is often a task that gets put aside, with the risk that the mending basket can overflow to the point of being overwhelming. What better way to tackle this than to set aside a few hours when people can get together and turn the mending into a social occasion?

We did just that for our November LearnAlong, held in a room at the Gibsons Public Library.

This is an example of visible mending, when the patch and stitching create their own design.

New heels can be knitted into an existing pair of socks.

Another example of a knitting repair job.

Here Catherine shows how she repaired a worn thumb in her mitts, using a paint brush handle to hold the thumb in place.

Everyone enjoyed learning how to make our garments last by taking some extra care in the mending.