Visible Mending Service

Visible Mending Service
Visible Mending Service

A visible mending and creative knitwear repair service in Scotland to help save your favourite jumpers! The mending page for @collingwoodnorris

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I’ve showed you these gloves before, but I’ve been wearing them quite a bit this winter so they developed a couple of new holes recently. So last night I finally spent some more time on them, so the holes didn’t get any worse! 
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I used darning and Swiss darning techniques, both of which are covered in my “Darning: An introduction to visible mending“ digital workshop, available from my website. Link in bio. 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair #swissdarning #learnsomethingnew #sustainableliving #handstitched

Visible Mending Service

I’ve showed you these gloves before, but I’ve been wearing them quite a bit this winter so they developed a couple of new holes recently. So last night I finally spent some more time on them, so the holes didn’t get any worse! . I used darning and Swiss darning techniques, both of which are covered in my “Darning: An introduction to visible mending“ digital workshop, available from my website. Link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #swissdarning #learnsomethingnew #sustainableliving #handstitched

I’m finally making a start on my mending list, and currently spending time working on more elbow repairs. It feels like a great winter activity! 
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These are the largest areas I’ve repaired to date, in all my favourite blues. 
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If you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, my digital mending workshop is a great place to start, combining videos and step by step guides. Link in bio. 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair #visiblecreativemending #blues #check #weave #handstitched

Visible Mending Service

I’m finally making a start on my mending list, and currently spending time working on more elbow repairs. It feels like a great winter activity! . These are the largest areas I’ve repaired to date, in all my favourite blues. . If you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, my digital mending workshop is a great place to start, combining videos and step by step guides. Link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #visiblecreativemending #blues #check #weave #handstitched

Visible Mending Service

Here’s a bit more of some personal mending I’ve managed to do recently. This an underarm of a jumper I made, so it definitely helped that I still have the exact colours to match it. The repairs aren’t invisible but they are very discreet, which is my preference for underarm mends! . For everyone asking about my mending service, I will send a newsletter out when I open the service up again. You can sign up via my website homepage if you’d like to be kept in the loop! Or if you can’t wait, mending skills are great life skills to have, and my digital guides will teach you what you need. Link in bio for guides and yarn for your own mending. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #handmade

This evening I realised that I’m wearing two layers of mended knitwear! These are two of my favourite tops, and if you were on my stories yesterday you will have seen the before and after of the darker one. 
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If you’d like to learn how to darn and repair your knitwear, I have mending guides available from my website as well as wool. Link in bio. 
Adding pattern is a great way to make a feature out of your mending, and I also have guides for creating patterns within your darning. 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair

Visible Mending Service

This evening I realised that I’m wearing two layers of mended knitwear! These are two of my favourite tops, and if you were on my stories yesterday you will have seen the before and after of the darker one. . If you’d like to learn how to darn and repair your knitwear, I have mending guides available from my website as well as wool. Link in bio. Adding pattern is a great way to make a feature out of your mending, and I also have guides for creating patterns within your darning. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair

Three little darns all in a row! 

Thanks to everyone who asked me questions the other day over on my stories. I’ve answered them all in my latest blog post-link in bio if you’d like to have a read. 

This week I’m hoping I will finally get a chance to start on my mending list! 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair

Visible Mending Service

Three little darns all in a row! Thanks to everyone who asked me questions the other day over on my stories. I’ve answered them all in my latest blog post-link in bio if you’d like to have a read. This week I’m hoping I will finally get a chance to start on my mending list! . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair

I do love repairing elbows! So satisfying to turn a huge hole into something that can be worn again. 
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My digital mending workshop is a great place to start if you’re not sure about how to start mending your knitwear. It covers some different approaches to darning, as well as how to use Swiss darning to reinforce worn areas- useful life skills to have! Link in bio. 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair #textiledesigner #check #colourlover #visiblecreativemending

Visible Mending Service

I do love repairing elbows! So satisfying to turn a huge hole into something that can be worn again. . My digital mending workshop is a great place to start if you’re not sure about how to start mending your knitwear. It covers some different approaches to darning, as well as how to use Swiss darning to reinforce worn areas- useful life skills to have! Link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #textiledesigner #check #colourlover #visiblecreativemending

This might not the most spectacular mend ever, but it’s one I like all the same. On the left you can see some of the almost invisible mending I worked under the arm, and on the right one of the visible repairs I worked on this sweater. A simpler, more organic looking mend seemed to fit best with this piece, and I chose colours that worked with the flecks in the wool. 
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If you would like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, I have a variety of guides and yarn available from my website ( link in bio). 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair #simplebuteffective #skillforlife #learnsomethingnew #makeitlast #buylesschoosewellmakeitlast

Visible Mending Service

This might not the most spectacular mend ever, but it’s one I like all the same. On the left you can see some of the almost invisible mending I worked under the arm, and on the right one of the visible repairs I worked on this sweater. A simpler, more organic looking mend seemed to fit best with this piece, and I chose colours that worked with the flecks in the wool. . If you would like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, I have a variety of guides and yarn available from my website ( link in bio). . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #simplebuteffective #skillforlife #learnsomethingnew #makeitlast #buylesschoosewellmakeitlast

Detail of a customised scarf. 
Last year I started combining my knitwear (@collingwoodnorris ) with my style of mending, and I now offer the option to have my scarves customised with a unique patch of colour. If your clothing is special to you, you’re more likely to care for it and keep it for longer. 
Link in bio. 
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#darning #knitwear #scarf #detail #colourful #colourlover #customised #unique #handmade #madeinscotland #lambswool #choosewool #lovedclotheslast #ethicallymade #visiblemending #designermaker #designer #textiledesign #weave #textiledesigner

Visible Mending Service

Detail of a customised scarf. Last year I started combining my knitwear (@collingwoodnorris ) with my style of mending, and I now offer the option to have my scarves customised with a unique patch of colour. If your clothing is special to you, you’re more likely to care for it and keep it for longer. Link in bio. . . . #darning #knitwear #scarf #detail #colourful #colourlover #customised #unique #handmade #madeinscotland #lambswool #choosewool #lovedclotheslast #ethicallymade #visiblemending #designermaker #designer #textiledesign #weave #textiledesigner

Happy New Year to you all! 
I’ve started this year by restocking some of my darning yarn packs, and I’m hoping to add some new colour combinations soon. 
I’m also hoping this will be the year I start doing more online zoom workshops- is that something you’d be interested in? 
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This was a jumper with many tiny moth holes, that I repaired last year. If you’d like to learn how to darn like this, I have a guide available from my website- link in bio. 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair

Visible Mending Service

Happy New Year to you all! I’ve started this year by restocking some of my darning yarn packs, and I’m hoping to add some new colour combinations soon. I’m also hoping this will be the year I start doing more online zoom workshops- is that something you’d be interested in? . This was a jumper with many tiny moth holes, that I repaired last year. If you’d like to learn how to darn like this, I have a guide available from my website- link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair

Well, I went to the post office for the last time this year today! 
Thank you so, so much for all your orders, shares, comments and likes this year- they have really meant the world to me. 
You have all given me hope for the future, both personally and environmentally. 
I love that you send me photos of your own mending after trying my guides, and that some of you send me pictures of your daily views. They always make me smile! 
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I’m going to attempt to have a proper break over Christmas and new year, which includes social media, as I am definitely in need of some time to recharge. 
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I’ll be back to posting things out on the 6th of January, and I’ll be putting together some new yarn packs then too. In the Jean time if you’re keen to learn how to repair your own knitwear, my digital only guides get emailed out automatically so you can access them any time! (Link in bio)
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This cardigan was one of my favourite commissions from this year, partly because I was able to cover it in happy colours, and I think we all need a bit of extra joy this year! 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair #colourmyjoy #happycolours #learnsomethingnew

Visible Mending Service

Well, I went to the post office for the last time this year today! Thank you so, so much for all your orders, shares, comments and likes this year- they have really meant the world to me. You have all given me hope for the future, both personally and environmentally. I love that you send me photos of your own mending after trying my guides, and that some of you send me pictures of your daily views. They always make me smile! . I’m going to attempt to have a proper break over Christmas and new year, which includes social media, as I am definitely in need of some time to recharge. . I’ll be back to posting things out on the 6th of January, and I’ll be putting together some new yarn packs then too. In the Jean time if you’re keen to learn how to repair your own knitwear, my digital only guides get emailed out automatically so you can access them any time! (Link in bio) . This cardigan was one of my favourite commissions from this year, partly because I was able to cover it in happy colours, and I think we all need a bit of extra joy this year! . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #colourmyjoy #happycolours #learnsomethingnew

My last repair commission of the year! I had hoped to get more done, but I just haven’t had the time. 
To everyone who has trusted me with their special pieces of knitwear, thank you so much- it has been such a pleasure to bring them back to life. 
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If you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, you can find my mending guides on my website- link in bio. 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair #cashmeresweater #learnsomethingnew

Visible Mending Service

My last repair commission of the year! I had hoped to get more done, but I just haven’t had the time. To everyone who has trusted me with their special pieces of knitwear, thank you so much- it has been such a pleasure to bring them back to life. . If you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, you can find my mending guides on my website- link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #cashmeresweater #learnsomethingnew

Two elbow repairs - I really enjoyed working on these two sweaters! 
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Darning is such a useful skill- if you’d like to learn I have a range of how to guides available on my website, or if you’d like to introduce someone to the world of visible mending, my darning kits would make a lovely gift! Link in bio.
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair #learnsomethingnew #darningkit #giveaskill

Visible Mending Service

Two elbow repairs - I really enjoyed working on these two sweaters! . Darning is such a useful skill- if you’d like to learn I have a range of how to guides available on my website, or if you’d like to introduce someone to the world of visible mending, my darning kits would make a lovely gift! Link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #learnsomethingnew #darningkit #giveaskill

Visible Mending Service

I finally have a new colour combination that comes with my digital workshop with materials! This image shows examples of the techniques the workshop covers with videos and step by step guides, and swipe to see the 10 colours of lambswool and fabric to practice on to get you started. They’re back in stock- link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #swissdarning #mendingworkshop #digitalworkshop #learnsomethingnew

Repairs on a moth eaten cashmere wrap. 
If I’m being a bit quiet just now it’s because it’s my last working week before Christmas and I’m just trying to get everything done. Thank you so much for all your orders! I’m now down to the last few darning kits and I won’t be able to make more before January, so if you’re keen to get started, now’s the time! (Link in bio)
I’m also putting together more of the materials packs to go with my digital workshop- they should be going online tomorrow. It’s taken me longer than usual to get them up partly because I needed to find new colours and partly just the time of year. 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending 
#makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair #tepairservice #darningkit #mendingworkshop

Visible Mending Service

Repairs on a moth eaten cashmere wrap. If I’m being a bit quiet just now it’s because it’s my last working week before Christmas and I’m just trying to get everything done. Thank you so much for all your orders! I’m now down to the last few darning kits and I won’t be able to make more before January, so if you’re keen to get started, now’s the time! (Link in bio) I’m also putting together more of the materials packs to go with my digital workshop- they should be going online tomorrow. It’s taken me longer than usual to get them up partly because I needed to find new colours and partly just the time of year. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #tepairservice #darningkit #mendingworkshop

My latest elbow repair, and my largest one to date, so here’s a bit of my hand for scale! 
This repair was a birthday gift, rejuvenating a favourite sweater- I think that’s such a thoughtful idea. 
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If you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, you can find my range of mending guides on my website- link in bio. 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair #weave #check #colourblock #blues #learnsomethingnew #mendingworkshop #darningworkshop

Visible Mending Service

My latest elbow repair, and my largest one to date, so here’s a bit of my hand for scale! This repair was a birthday gift, rejuvenating a favourite sweater- I think that’s such a thoughtful idea. . If you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, you can find my range of mending guides on my website- link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #weave #check #colourblock #blues #learnsomethingnew #mendingworkshop #darningworkshop

A recent mending commission, darning a hole in a cashmere sweater. I’ve been trying to get through as many pieces as I can before Christmas! 
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If you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, or maybe give someone else the gift of a new skill this year, I still have some darning kits available and you can find a range of digital mending guides on my website. Link in bio. 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair #check #darningkit #learnsomethingnew #sustainablegifts #ethicalgifts

Visible Mending Service

A recent mending commission, darning a hole in a cashmere sweater. I’ve been trying to get through as many pieces as I can before Christmas! . If you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, or maybe give someone else the gift of a new skill this year, I still have some darning kits available and you can find a range of digital mending guides on my website. Link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #check #darningkit #learnsomethingnew #sustainablegifts #ethicalgifts

This is a darn I’ve created using the colours included in my new darning kit. 
The kit includes these 5 colours of lambswool, a needle, a piece of fabric to practice on like this, and printed instructions. 
If you’d like to introduce someone to visible mending and give them the gift of a new skill this season, this kit would make a lovely gift! (Link in bio)
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For those of you outside the UK, last posting dates before Christmas are coming up! 
Australia- order by the 10th
Canada + USA - order by the 11th
EU - order by the 15th
UK- order by the 20th.

Can’t believe we’re nearly at the end of the year already! 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair #darningkit #darningwool #ethicalgifts #sustsinablegifts #learnsomethingnew #giveaskill

Visible Mending Service

This is a darn I’ve created using the colours included in my new darning kit. The kit includes these 5 colours of lambswool, a needle, a piece of fabric to practice on like this, and printed instructions. If you’d like to introduce someone to visible mending and give them the gift of a new skill this season, this kit would make a lovely gift! (Link in bio) . For those of you outside the UK, last posting dates before Christmas are coming up! Australia- order by the 10th Canada + USA - order by the 11th EU - order by the 15th UK- order by the 20th. Can’t believe we’re nearly at the end of the year already! . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #darningkit #darningwool #ethicalgifts #sustsinablegifts #learnsomethingnew #giveaskill

This was a well nibbled sweater that I darned recently. In a way, really holey knitwear is very pleasing to repair- all over patches have a certain evenness about them and I find that quite visually appealing. 
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If you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, I have a range to how-to guides available from my website, and my darning kits will also provide materials to get you started. Link in bio. 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair #darningworkshop #mendingworkshop #darningkit

Visible Mending Service

This was a well nibbled sweater that I darned recently. In a way, really holey knitwear is very pleasing to repair- all over patches have a certain evenness about them and I find that quite visually appealing. . If you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, I have a range to how-to guides available from my website, and my darning kits will also provide materials to get you started. Link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #darningworkshop #mendingworkshop #darningkit

Visible Mending Service

This is another of the flower themed mends I worked on recently. This started out as a series of small moth holes. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #embroidery #handembroidery #floralembroidery #flowers #rudbeckia

Details of a sweater I finished repairing at the weekend. Frustratingly the colours haven’t shown up well on my phone- winter is so hard for photographs! 
I always love it when my customers are happy for me to go colourful and pick colours I personally love, to really show that their knitwear has been repaired. 
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If you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, I have a range of darning guides and a new darning kit available from my website. Link in bio.
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles 
#designledmending
#knitwearrepair #patches #colorlover

Visible Mending Service

Details of a sweater I finished repairing at the weekend. Frustratingly the colours haven’t shown up well on my phone- winter is so hard for photographs! I always love it when my customers are happy for me to go colourful and pick colours I personally love, to really show that their knitwear has been repaired. . If you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, I have a range of darning guides and a new darning kit available from my website. Link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #patches #colorlover

A recent creative mending commission. 
I was specifically asked to turn holes into flowers, and as turning holes into flowers was how I first started my visible mending  I was very keen! 
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#visiblemending #embroidery #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #floralembroidery #handembroidery #designledmending #roses #knitwearrepair

Visible Mending Service

A recent creative mending commission. I was specifically asked to turn holes into flowers, and as turning holes into flowers was how I first started my visible mending I was very keen! . . . #visiblemending #embroidery #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #floralembroidery #handembroidery #designledmending #roses #knitwearrepair

Visible Mending Service

Darning kits are now back in stock, and I’ll be packing them up this evening and starting to send them out tomorrow! Link in bio. . If you live outside the UK, as of today I’ve switched all postage to tracked and signed for to make sure these will arrive before Christmas. Last date for orders to the US and Canada is 11th December, for EU countries is the 15th. . Swipe to see how the colours in the kit can look together in a mend. . . . #darningkit #ethicalgifts #sustainablegifts #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending

One of my favourite elbow repairs that I worked on fairly recently. 
I’m currently working my way through my mending list, so I’m not accepting any new commissions for the time being until I’ve got them all done. If you have something you’d like me to repair for you, then please sign up to my newsletter ( via the homepage of my website) and I’ll send an email out when I open up the service again. 
In the mean time, if you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, I have a range of digital guides available from my website- link in bio. 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #check #weave #repairservice #knitwearrepair

Visible Mending Service

One of my favourite elbow repairs that I worked on fairly recently. I’m currently working my way through my mending list, so I’m not accepting any new commissions for the time being until I’ve got them all done. If you have something you’d like me to repair for you, then please sign up to my newsletter ( via the homepage of my website) and I’ll send an email out when I open up the service again. In the mean time, if you’d like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, I have a range of digital guides available from my website- link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #check #weave #repairservice #knitwearrepair

Details of a recent commission. 

If you’d like to learn to darn, I have a variety of mending guides available from my website- link in bio. 
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Visible Mending Service

Details of a recent commission. If you’d like to learn to darn, I have a variety of mending guides available from my website- link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #learnsomethingnew #mendingworkshop #darningworkshop

This was a mend on a hand knitted baby blanket. Most of it is decorative, but it’s also functional! 
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Visible Mending Service

This was a mend on a hand knitted baby blanket. Most of it is decorative, but it’s also functional! . . . #visiblemending #embroidery #floralembroidery #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair

Thank you so much to everyone who bought my new darning kit yesterday! 
I’ll make more as soon as I can, and hope to have them ready on Monday. Sign up to my newsletter via my website homepage to be the first to know when they’re available. 

This is a recent elbow repair I did- for once without colour! 
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Visible Mending Service

Thank you so much to everyone who bought my new darning kit yesterday! I’ll make more as soon as I can, and hope to have them ready on Monday. Sign up to my newsletter via my website homepage to be the first to know when they’re available. This is a recent elbow repair I did- for once without colour! . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #monochrome #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #check

Visible Mending Service

** NEW! ** My darning kit is ready to go at last! The idea behind this kit is to be able to give someone a useful skill this year for Christmas and introduce them to the world of visible mending! The kit includes: 1 leaflet of instructions for how to darn from the front of your fabric 1 square of knitted fabric (10x10cm) 1 needle 5 mini skeins of lambswool. Basically, all someone would need to get started, wrapped up with tissue paper and some gold yarn. The fabric is knitted by me, and yarn is spun in Scotland, mulesing free and dyed with global organic textile standard approved dyes. Leaflets printed locally. These will be posted first class in the UK, or tracked and signed for outside the UK to make sure they’ll arrive before Christmas. Link in bio! Edit: new batch of kits should be ready on Monday 30th Nov. . . . Photo by @roseandjulien #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #darningkit #giveaskillforlife #christmasgiftsideas #giftideas #sustainablegifts #ethicalgifts

Elbow repairs. 
One of these elbows was completely worn through and the other just very thin, so I’ve used different techniques to repair them but tried to create similar effects. 
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Both techniques are included in my ‘darning:an introduction to visible mending’ workshop package which is available from my website. Link in bio. 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #swissdarning #duplicatestitch #digitalworkshop #mendingworkshop #learnsomethingnew #knitwearrepair

Visible Mending Service

Elbow repairs. One of these elbows was completely worn through and the other just very thin, so I’ve used different techniques to repair them but tried to create similar effects. . Both techniques are included in my ‘darning:an introduction to visible mending’ workshop package which is available from my website. Link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #swissdarning #duplicatestitch #digitalworkshop #mendingworkshop #learnsomethingnew #knitwearrepair

Another of my recent mending commissions. This was for a customer who initially thought they wanted something very subtle but decided that brighter would be fun! 
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If you would like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, or just want some cashmere or lambswool for your mending, you can find how to guides and materials on my website. Link in bio.
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #blues #knitwearrepair

Visible Mending Service

Another of my recent mending commissions. This was for a customer who initially thought they wanted something very subtle but decided that brighter would be fun! . If you would like to learn how to repair your own knitwear, or just want some cashmere or lambswool for your mending, you can find how to guides and materials on my website. Link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #blues #knitwearrepair

Visible Mending Service

As you may know, I’m a knitwear designer and maker (@collingwoodnorris for that side of my work). This is one of my scarves that I recently customised for someone, and what I think of as my signature colours! Customising my scarves has become a lovely way of combining my mending style with my knitwear, to create pieces that will be unique and I hope more special to the wearer. Clothes we have more connection to are generally the ones we look after better and want to last. . Link in bio for both scarves and darning guides. . . . #visiblemending #darning #creativemending #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #createmakeshare #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #knitwear #scarf #collingwoodnorris #colorpop #madeinscotland #scottishdesign #createaconnection #makeitpersonal

Visible Mending Service

I don’t often mend wovens, but this hoodie was of particular sentimental value to my customer and it looked like something I could do. It was a pretty big mending job, but very satisfying to save! I’ll share the before photos in my stories, and save them to my highlights if you’d like to see what it was like before I started. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles

Details of a scarf mending, using both darning and Swiss darning. 
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Link in bio if you’d like to learn these techniques to repair your own knitwear. 
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Visible Mending Service

Details of a scarf mending, using both darning and Swiss darning. . Link in bio if you’d like to learn these techniques to repair your own knitwear. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #mendingworkshop #darningworkshop #knitwearrepair #autumnalcolours

I’ve been sent many pieces to repair this week, including this beautiful hand knitted baby blanket that had a couple of small holes in it. 
I was asked for flowers similar to one of my own pieces that I’ve repaired in this style. It’s always fun to get creative, and I feel like hand knitted baby blankets are very special pieces to work on! 
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Visible Mending Service

I’ve been sent many pieces to repair this week, including this beautiful hand knitted baby blanket that had a couple of small holes in it. I was asked for flowers similar to one of my own pieces that I’ve repaired in this style. It’s always fun to get creative, and I feel like hand knitted baby blankets are very special pieces to work on! . . . #handembroidery #embroidery #floralembroidery #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #repairservice

I started mending these gloves a couple of years ago, and just add to them when I need to! 
I’ve used darning and Swiss darning to repair them ( both techniques covered in my ‘Darning: An introduction to visible mending workshop- link in bio), as well as a tiny bit of crochet. 
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Visible Mending Service

I started mending these gloves a couple of years ago, and just add to them when I need to! I’ve used darning and Swiss darning to repair them ( both techniques covered in my ‘Darning: An introduction to visible mending workshop- link in bio), as well as a tiny bit of crochet. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #knitwearrepair #gloves #patchwork #mendingworkshop #darningworkshop

When I was preparing y guide to mending cuffs and edges, I created this as a sample but I realised it was really too fine to be particularly helpful! I still like it though! 
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All my mending guides, including the new one focussing on edges, are available from my website. I also have a selection of fine lambswool and cashmere yarns available. Link in bio. 
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#visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #colorlover #check #mendingworkshop #learnsomethingnew #knitwearrepair

Visible Mending Service

When I was preparing y guide to mending cuffs and edges, I created this as a sample but I realised it was really too fine to be particularly helpful! I still like it though! . All my mending guides, including the new one focussing on edges, are available from my website. I also have a selection of fine lambswool and cashmere yarns available. Link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #designledmending #colorlover #check #mendingworkshop #learnsomethingnew #knitwearrepair

Cuffs are one of the areas of a sweater that get a lot of wear and often need repairing. 
My guide to mending cuffs and edges is finally ready and available from my website- link in bio. 
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Visible Mending Service

Cuffs are one of the areas of a sweater that get a lot of wear and often need repairing. My guide to mending cuffs and edges is finally ready and available from my website- link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #swissdarning #pattern #knitwear #designledmending #neon #mendingguide #mendingworkshop

*NEW*  my guide to mending cuffs and edges is finally ready and available from my website (link in bio)! 
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This guide covers two different techniques- darning and Swiss darning. Darning is useful for most edges and cuffs, and I’ve found Swiss darning to be great for those cuff edges that aren’t too bad but still need attention. 
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It’s taken me months to get this guide done- partly because initially there was so much information I wanted to pack in there that it felt a bit like trying to cram my degree into a few pages! Instead I’ve put the essentials in and focussed on the types of stitch structures you’re most likely to encounter. I’ve also included some tips for tackling larger worn areas. 
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When I started this guide is just finished repairing all my own knitwear, so to be able to demonstrate I created these mini cuffs! 
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Visible Mending Service

*NEW* my guide to mending cuffs and edges is finally ready and available from my website (link in bio)! . This guide covers two different techniques- darning and Swiss darning. Darning is useful for most edges and cuffs, and I’ve found Swiss darning to be great for those cuff edges that aren’t too bad but still need attention. . It’s taken me months to get this guide done- partly because initially there was so much information I wanted to pack in there that it felt a bit like trying to cram my degree into a few pages! Instead I’ve put the essentials in and focussed on the types of stitch structures you’re most likely to encounter. I’ve also included some tips for tackling larger worn areas. . When I started this guide is just finished repairing all my own knitwear, so to be able to demonstrate I created these mini cuffs! . . . #repairguide #digitalworkshop #new #cuffmending #visiblemending #darning #repair #creativemending #swissdarning #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #learnsomethingnew #mendingguide

Sometimes holes can just stay as holes! 
Just secured so they won’t get bigger. 
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Visible Mending Service

Sometimes holes can just stay as holes! Just secured so they won’t get bigger. . . . #visiblemending #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #colourful #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #repairservice #designledmending #knitwearrepair #embroidery #handstitched #stitch

An underarm mend, mostly reinforcing a very worn area. Visible mending doesn’t have to be bright, it can still be subtle and understated. 
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If you’d like to learn how to repair your knitwear, have a look at my website fir guides and materials. Link in bio.
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#visiblemending #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #subtlemending #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #swissdarning #knitwearrepair

Visible Mending Service

An underarm mend, mostly reinforcing a very worn area. Visible mending doesn’t have to be bright, it can still be subtle and understated. . If you’d like to learn how to repair your knitwear, have a look at my website fir guides and materials. Link in bio. . . . #visiblemending #repair #creativemending #makdoandmend #lovedclotheslast #subtlemending #designermaker #mending #mendingmatters #createmakeshare #reducewaste #sustainableclothing #slowfashion #sustainabletextiles #swissdarning #knitwearrepair