Sun, Sep 12 | Notion Fabric & Craft

Darning Your Hand Knits Workshop with Rina Scherbatskoy

Darning is the art of patching or repairing hand-knit items, breathing new life into our most cherished garments. $49
Darning Your Hand Knits Workshop with Rina Scherbatskoy

Time & Location

Sep 12, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Notion Fabric & Craft, 68 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

About

Level: Easy - No experience with knitting or darning is required, though knitters may get more out of the class. You may also have an easier time if you have used a needle and thread before.

Ages: 16+

We provide:  Expert instruction; scrap yarn and a darning needle for you to take home

You bring: A hand-knit item that needs repair. You may also choose to bring your own yarn if you want it to match the original item.

Total instruction time: 3 hours

Cost:  $49

Darning is the art of patching or repairing hand-knit items, breathing new life into our most cherished garments. It’s a wonderful way to bring sustainability to your wardrobe as we prepare for cooler weather. Rina will teach you how to use yarn and a large needle to create a mend that is as beautiful as it is functional. For knitters and confident beginners, emphasis will be placed on Swiss darning, which more closely mimics the look of knitted fabric. The more traditional woven darning technique will also be demonstrated.

Please bring a hand-knit item in need of repair to learn with. Storebought knits can also be used for the class as long as they are made with thicker yarn in a hand-knit style. If you want to learn darning but don’t have an item that needs repair, you can knit a swatch and cut a hole in it. We will provide scrap yarn and a needle for you to take home as you work on  your first darning project. Yarn color can’t be guaranteed, so if you want the repair to match the original item, you’re invited to use your 10% class supply discount to choose your own yarn.

This class is designed for beginners who have never done darning before. You also do not need to know how to knit, though knitters may get more out of the class.

Limited to 6 participants. Requires 3 participants to run. In the event of cancellation due to low enrollment, registered participants will receive notice and a refund 3 days prior to the scheduled start date of the series.

Please note our sewing studio space is on the second floor with no elevator access. We sincerely apologize for any difficulty this creates. Don't hesitate to contact us with questions at hello@notionvt.com.

COVID-19 safety statement: This class will take place indoors with as much physical distancing as is feasible to provide quality hands-on instruction. Masks will be optional for fully vaccinated individuals and required, on an honor system, for unvaccinated individuals. Our staff is fully vaccinated. You will be updated via email if our health and safety procedures change.

LIABILITY WAIVER

I understand that participation in this class/event may include inherently dangerous activities, including but not limited to the use of scissors, rotary cutting blades, pins, needles, and other sharp implements; the use of motorized sewing machines with sharp, fast-moving parts; and the use of hot steam irons and other electrified and/or high-temperature equipment. I agree to exercise appropriate care when participating and to refrain from participating if I am taking medication or am under the influence of any substances with any tendency to affect negatively my motor skills or level of care and attention. I release from all claims, demands, liability, right or causes of action of whatsoever kind and waive my right to sue Notion LLC, their employees, officers, members, and agents from any and all claims in any way connected with any injury, illness (including death), or economic loss I may suffer or which may result from my participation in this class/event. If registering on behalf of a minor child, I acknowledge that I am their parent or legal guardian and agree to their participation and to the above liability waiver on their behalf.

BY REGISTERING FOR THIS CLASS/EVENT, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE ABOVE LIABILITY WAIVER.

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