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3 Mar 2011

Darning socks

Karen Barbé | Textile designer | Darning socks

Karen Barbé | Textile designer | Darning socks

Karen Barbé | Textile designer | Darning socks

These socks got a new life. For reinforcing weak spots in the knit, use duplicate stitch or Swiss darning. For fixing holes you can darn the area (as I did) or knit in a patch.

13 comments :

karine {Pieni} said...

They are so much prettier than before.
I feel like using my old wood egg for repairing socks...
Not sure it will be as succesfull, you've got such "des doigts de fée".

Julie Bourdais said...

they are so beautiful like this...

Karen said...

Karine + Julie: It's true, I like them better now. Now I only need cold days ;)

Anna Emilia said...

They look very comfortable. Just as the weekend should be, happy weekend Karen!

Rosa said...

♥♥♥♥♥♥

els martens said...

Very inspiring that combination of knitting and weaving.

sofia said...

well done! :)

la casita said...

so perfect!

Los viajes de Lucas said...

I have met you today and i´m impressed of your work and blog. I follow you and thanks for this amazing blog

nosoymachine said...

:)que lindo lo que me describes, cada vez que veo tus fotografías también recuerdo con nostalgia lo que expresas de Chile y su cultura con la delicadeza que tienes,eres inspiradora.

bss mis barbé.

TIA NUNA said...

Bárbaro, acabo de conocer tu blog y me encanta lo que haces, Felicidades.

Seanna Lea said...

This is really handy. I have socks that I got from a sock swap for my husband that really could use a patch job.

Barbara said...

This stitching is beautiful.
Here is a picture of an old mending tool from another time when women mended everything .

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stitchingupparis/5381038384/in/photostream