Before we begin the yearly shuffle of our spring wardrobe out of hiding, let us all take a moment to have a sit down with our beautiful woolens. While you’re cuddling with your sweaters, and feeling grateful for how they kept you cozy through this difficult winter, I’d like to talk to you about mending of the knitwear. If you live in Asia, perhaps your sweater met a carpet beetle, and offered it refuge and a tasty snack. If you’re in the west, your favorite scarf might have fallen prey to a moth or two. You could have even just snagged a sleeve on a fencepost, or a stranger’s hand bag. There are a million ways our clothing can receive damage, and while the temptation to fling the injured knitwear into the rubbish heap and buy something new is high, I hope after reading this little tutorial, you’ll realize that by mending your clothing, you can add a bit of character and personal style to your wardrobe that money cannot buy. Today, let's “darn” one of my favorite jumpers that has a bit of damage on the sleeve.
As we have turned the corner on a new year, we mark nearly twelve months since the norms that we have taken for granted came to a halt. The social occasions we dressed for have largely been curtailed, our lounge rooms have become our boardrooms, and loungewear in turn has...