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! Quick darning - PEP BB textile.sand.darn

BB textiles - sand badge
 
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This sock has been languishing in my mending pile, so the promise of a BB and the chance to try a new method was needed motivation!
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Holey
Holey
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Absurdly blurry process photo
Absurdly blurry process photo
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Not holey!
Not holey!
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Needle and yarn
Needle and yarn
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Hi! I've never darned before, and I didn't even know it was a thing until I saw it here! I once gave up on my favorite knit socks because I had worn big holes into both heels, and I thought they were goners. But seeing this badge bit got me enthusiastically looking through all our knit wear for those old beloved socks, which I haven't worn in over 5 years!

I did the smaller hole first, for practice, in the same color as the sock, but I wanted it to show so I changed colors for the bigger hole.

If this doesn’t qualify, I’ll be soon using my newly acquired skill to darn my favorite winter pantyhose, and I can try again! Thank you Permies for giving me the opportunity to learn new skills!
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Both broken socks with yarn and a thick yarn needle.
Both broken socks with yarn and a thick yarn needle.
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First sock, smaller hole.
First sock, smaller hole.
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I ended up using a floorball, since it felt easier than using my hands.
I ended up using a floorball, since it felt easier than using my hands.
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Done darning, kind of patchy though.
Done darning, kind of patchy though.
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From the right side.
From the right side.
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Sock number 2, this time with light blue so you can see it better.
Sock number 2, this time with light blue so you can see it better.
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A little bulky, but fortunately not uncomfortable.
A little bulky, but fortunately not uncomfortable.
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Done!
Done!
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I have my favorite socks back!
I have my favorite socks back!
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Opalyn Rose approved this submission.
Note: Congratulations on learning a new skill!

 
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Alrighty let's give this a go. It's my first BB so apologies if I've missed something... I've been lurking for a week in the hopes of gleaning enough to not embarrass myself!

Got a variety of holes in my lounge bottoms a couple smaller than this but figured, to both teach myself the skill and to demonstrate that I have learned it, I'd go for one of the larger ones. In the end it took something under two hours and I only stabbed myself with a needle twice! Used an ordinary needle as I wasn't working in wool or in particularly thick material; a darning mushroom to provide support, and some thread from the sewing kit to make the repair. Used a few of the tricks from this thread (namely, sewing a distance outside of the hole to secure the repair, but also not allowing the fabric to bunch and pucker... or trying anyway), but still had a lot to learn!

It got a bit faster as I went, getting more confident with the needle and what I was doing, though of course that's when I ended up prodding myself with the pointy end. Next investment is decent scissors for fabric work, at least for cutting thread, as the set came with a pair so inadequate I'm not convinced it wasn't made from a cut up soup can - I ended up using the quick-unpick to cut the thread anytime I needed to.
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Thread, a simple needle, darning mushroom, and the backing card from the mushroom for contrast
Thread, a simple needle, darning mushroom, and the backing card from the mushroom for contrast
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Extended stitches visible here
Extended stitches visible here
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Action shot!
Action shot!
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It's harder than it looks, which is a good lesson in itself
It's harder than it looks, which is a good lesson in itself
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It should hold, not perfect but probably sturdier than the fabric at this point
It should hold, not perfect but probably sturdier than the fabric at this point
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Shown no longer backed by the mushroom
Shown no longer backed by the mushroom
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Ta-da!
Ta-da!
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden approved this submission.
Note: darned beautiful(ly)!

 
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For my first darning attempt, these jeans may have been a tougher subject than a sock. Being right around the crotch, I first made a net structure, then tried to affix the net to the middle like wrapping wire around a pole. I used a jar in place of a mushroom tool.


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Holy hole
Holy hole
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Vertical stitches
Vertical stitches
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It’ll do for now.
It’ll do for now.
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Vintage needles scored at the swap meet for .50 cents.
Vintage needles scored at the swap meet for .50 cents.
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Paul Fookes approved this submission.
Note: I certify this BB complete.

 
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I love this sweater!   It was one my dad wore when I was a kid.

nice big hole in the front


I got some wool that is a little different color.  It is the same weight as the sweater



All set !    now my dad can wear it.  
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Darned a hole in the spousal unit’s sock using my little Speedweve clone loom (created by a maker in Ukraine when things were peaceful there). The sock is wool, and the darn is woven with a wool sock yarn remnant. They will felt together just enough to make a happy little mend.
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That’s a holey sock.
That’s a holey sock.
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Setting up the warp on the Speedweve loom
Setting up the warp on the Speedweve loom
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Warp covers more than just the hole
Warp covers more than just the hole
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Starting the weft
Starting the weft
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Weaving in the ends
Weaving in the ends
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Completed darn on the wrong side
Completed darn on the wrong side
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Completed darn on the right side
Completed darn on the right side
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As others have said before - this BB was good motivation to get around to fix a couple favourite socks:
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Holey sock, needle stuck in hole, and the yarn
Holey sock, needle stuck in hole, and the yarn
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Process picture 1
Process picture 1
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Process picture 2
Process picture 2
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Both socks fixed
Both socks fixed
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My grandma knits the best socks. I know that`s what y`all say about your grandmother`s socks too. But I mean it.

Time to darn!
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Holy sock
Holy sock
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Essential tools
Essential tools
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DIP Darnation In Progress
DIP Darnation In Progress
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Unholy sock
Unholy sock
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Warm, happy foot. Also sneaky pig mug.
Warm, happy foot. Also sneaky pig mug.
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Edge case submission
Mend a hole on grill cover. I'm super glad I have the opportunity to do this BB, since I thought I was going to have to replace the cover because it had a hole. I love using stuff more than once and finding solutions to problems and issues that arise. My grandmother taught me to sew by hand, so this was very helpful. (not the prettiest, but it's strong and done). I have a grill cover for more years to come.
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden flagged this submission as an edge case BB.
BBV price: 0
Note: I am not sure if this can be considered 'darning'

 
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Now I'm sure this grill cover is not even an 'edge case', it just can not be approved as BB here.
 
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