Sustainable Textile Teach-In: Mending Knits

Mending Series



This Fall, our Sustainable Textile Teach-Ins are taking on the theme of Mending. This series coincides with the launch of our new Textile Learning Hub and Reuse Program which are all about providing accessibility to education and materials for sustainable textile practice. Take on some new skills through this online workshop series, then reserve a ticket to visit us in person and find deals on reused maker materials for your future projects!

All skill levels and ages are welcome. Class size is limited, registration is required.   

You will receive the Zoom meeting access info in a confirmation email upon registration for this program. 

Type: Program

Date: Nov 24, 4pm - 5:30pm

Mending Knits is the third installment of a new series of Sustainable Textile Teach-Ins taking on the theme of Mending. In this 90 minute virtual teach-in, Public Programming Assistant Allie Davis will demonstrate two reliable visible mending techniques for any knit garment, whether it’s a chunky sweater or a t-shirt. They will also walk participants through the basics of using a darning mushroom and selecting suitable yarn for the project. There will be time at the end of the session to share projects in progress and participate in a Q&A.



If you plan to follow along and try some mending techniques during the Teach-In, please have the following materials ready to work with. (If not, feel free to watch and listen, then try the techniques out later!)


Knitted garment in need of mending

Darning mushroom

Darning needle or tapestry needle

Large elastic band (optional)

Scissors / snips

Yarn (similar weight or thicker than used in garment)



Duplicate stitch

Woven darning

Embroidery as mending

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