Introduction to Darning
with Raheli Harper
March 6th, Online
In this class you will learn how to darn a sock, a technique that you can use to fix many kinds of garments. Using simple tools, we will weave a tiny piece of new fabric right on top of a worn out area of fabric. You can darn over holes, or you can use darning to strengthen a piece of fabric that is worn thin, or even use it to cover a stain.
Socks are great to learn on since there is little pressure to make it look "perfect" on the first try or even on the tenth try. Gather some clean socks for this class - with holes no bigger than a nickel. Optional kit ($20) includes a selection of yarns, wiffle ball, and tapestry needle.
About the instructor:
Raheli Harper is the founder of the Wallkill Valley Fiber Arts Guild and a handwork teacher in Orange County and Dutchess County, NY. She is also a founder and the programming coordinator for the Rivertown Homeschool Co-op, where she teaches a wide variety of fiber arts to kids ages 4 to 14. An avid sewer, knitter, spinner and mender, right now Raheli spends her time making fabric collages, maps and watercolor paintings.
Non-member price: $40, Member price: $36 + $20 material kit