Machine patching & darning

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I’ve been interested in our needlework heritage for many years and have been inspired to make pieces based on research on things like this wonderful little needlework mending kit.

Ideas and inspiration come at the most unexpected times and this is one of them.

I was working and exchanging ideas with a heritage volunteer group and one day, Frances, one of our members brought this to show us. It has set me thinking……

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Frances remembers some household linen having a patch worked with one of these and you can see that one has been torn out.Image

It’s such a simple and great idea! I’ve never seen one of these little kits before. Perhaps there are other ideas like this one. I’d love to hear about them if you have one or something similar.

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About Mary Sleigh

Textile artist, tutor and author - passionate about fabrics, stitching and helping others to develop ideas.
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