I have had plenty of occasions to get out my darning kit this week. Wendi of the Treasure’s comment on the post about moths and mending recently helped me decide to get organised for colour darning. I began by winding some of my silk embroidery threads onto reels. Oranges from madder, tans from eucalypt and onion skins, purple from logwood, and fuchsia pink from cochineal. I have other colours but ran out of reels!
So… now that woollen items are being subjected to rigorous scrutiny before return to the cupboards… I give you indigo darning.
Onion skin darning.
And logwood darning. This may well be the place I failed to eradicate a couple of moths last year, as this top already has a series of darns dyed with Plum Pine. As a washfastness test, those darns have continued to show that I have not found a way to make Plum Pine washfast–it is fading, but that has worked well with the mauve of the top.
While I was on a roll, I appliqued a patch over this hole where two pieces of recycled fabric in the lining of a bag parted company.
I don’t rate my applique but I have been practising!
Then there was the worn through section of my quilt (made of recycled linen garments)…
Now repaired with a piece of linen collar from a test-dye.
Well. My mending queue is getting plenty of attention, but it remains to be seen whether it will just continue to grow as washing exposes where the maws of those moth larvae have been…