Don’t throw away that favorite sweater or knitted accessory just because it has a hole! Learn how to mend knitwear items to extend their usefulness. Knitting experience is helpful, but not necessary!

This class will cover basic repair techniques (not visible mending or decorative patches) for knitted garments such as sweaters and socks.

Learn about the structure of knit fabric and practice repairing holes and runs on stockinette, garter and ribbing on special swatches. We will also discuss choosing yarns for the repairs and tips for working in yarn ends.

The photos show before and after mending with contrasting yarn – but repairs on your own items are best done with matching yarn to be undetectable.

Class will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

Instructor: Sharon Barnes

Class fee $30.  Register online and submit $10 via PayPal to reserve your spot. Bring the remaining $20 (cash, check & PayPal accepted) to the class.

Materials to bring:

  • Small scissors with fine points

Instructor will provide:

  • Knitted swatch
  • Yarn needle, crochet hook
  • Yarn for mending practice
  • Instructions & tips

The location for all classes is the Fiber Arts Center of Wichita at 751 George Washington Boulevard.
Enter through the double door off Morris St. (south side of building).