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How to Darn Like a Victorian
Video link: https://youtu.be/az97W9YJDDI
Darning is one thing, in and of itself. But how were the Victorians instructed to darn things? Ideally by not letting garments wear down to the point of a hole in the first place buuut.
Some lighthearted shenanigans for you as the chaos of life unfolds around us.
Also, of course, a brief nod to the amazing Mrs. Crocombe who, if by some stroke of lightning you have not heard of her, can be found here.
Manual of Needlework and Cutting Out by Agnes Walker.
YouTube link here.
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Watch it directly on YouTube! (and maybe leave a comment?) I had entirely too much fun scripting this one. I hope you have fun watching it too! Wordplays, idioms and etymology are just endlessly fascinating! Especially when it is related to textiles and textile history. Thank you again to @JillianEve for sending me some footage…
Link to video. Keeping some projects small and manageable, just before we head into the more cosy autumn, spooky season. It doesn’t hurt that I finally got to use this glorious fabric that has lived in my stash for years either. Projects don’t all have to be big and ambitious or even symmetrical. You can…
I know it would probably have been easier to start my trouser-drafting journey with something adamantly NOT adjustable. But where is the fun in that? In retrospect, I very obviously should have interfaced the waistbands with some more structural canvas to help it out. Which I might add later. This project was so much fun.…