Visible Mending: Colorful Knitwear Repair

A course by The Endery , Creative Director

Creative Director. New York, United States.
Joined November 2020

Extend the lifespan of your knitwear garments by developing your own mending style with colorful stitches

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Extend the lifespan of your knitwear garments by developing your own mending style with colorful stitches

A course by The Endery

A knitted garment is often appreciated beyond its colors and designs, by reminding us of who made it, or the time and place it was found. The ability to mend and repair our beloved knitwear clothing helps preserve the memories found in their stitches and is a great way to extend the lifecycle of our garments and live more sustainably.

Ellen Saville is the co-founder and creative director of The Endery, a brand devoted to creating handcrafted knitwear in Lima, Peru, made from leftover yarn. She believes that developing your own mending style is a conscious way to fight consumerism and deepen your relationship with your clothes. In this course, she shows you how to mend your knitwear from scratch and develop your own colorful mending style to upcycle your favorite pieces.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 16 downloads

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  • 20 lessons (3h 51m)
  • 16 additional resources (1 files)
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  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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What is this course's project?

Learn how to mend a knitted sweater and a pair of socks with visible mending techniques.

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Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in learning visible mending techniques that give a new, sustainable life to clothing. Upcyclers and lovers of crafts will discover new colorful ways to customize their knits.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required to take this course.

As for materials, you will need a knitted sweater or a pair of socks (Ellen will be working on both garment types), darning needles, darning tools (or a glass and an orange), fabric scissors or clippers, a selection of yarns for mending, a packet of pins, denim patches from an old pair of jeans, and an elastic band.


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The Endery

A course by The Endery

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Creative Director

Ellen Saville is the creative director and co-founder of The Endery, a knitwear clothing brand based in Lima, Peru, committed to creating sustainable pieces using leftover yarn from other productions. She is a sustainable fashion advocate, passionate about mending and creating a more sustainable culture in the way we consume fashion.

The Endery’s most recent projects include a collection for designer Lindsay Degen and an accessories collection for Anthropologie. Ellen also develops yearly hand-knitted collections for alpaca mill Inca Tops and has launched sustainable productions for brands such as Nike and Banana Republic.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • U2

    Introducing the Tools You Need to Get Started with Visible Mending

    • Materials
    • An Intro to Fibers, Yarns, and Mending on Different Textures
    • Approaches to Color and Building a Palette
    • Repurposing Yarn From Old Sweaters
  • U3

    Using Visible Mending Techniques

    • Holes and Tears in Knits
    • Playing with Color and Shape, and Developing Variations on the Same Stitch 1
    • Playing with Color and Shape, and Developing Variations on the Same Stitch 2
    • Playing with Color and Shape, and Developing Variations on the Same Stitch 3
    • Playing with Color and Shape, and Developing Variations on the Same Stitch 4
    • Fraying and Unravelling on Cuffs, Soles of Socks and Heels and Elbows 1
    • Fraying and Unravelling on Cuffs, Soles of Socks and Heels and Elbows 2
    • Fraying and Unravelling on Cuffs, Soles of Socks and Heels and Elbows 3
    • Reinforcing with Duplicate Stitches. Swiss Darning
    • Combining Mending Techniques to Create Your Own Distinctive Style
  • U4

    Washing and Caring For Your Knits

    • Finishing Your Mends and Washing Your Sweater
    • Knitwear After-Care
    • Building Your Social Media Community
  • FP

    Final project

    • Visible Mending: Colorful Knitwear Repair

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Visible Mending: Colorful Knitwear Repair. Craft course by The Endery

Visible Mending: Colorful Knitwear Repair

A course by The Endery
Creative Director. New York, United States.
Joined November 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (109)
  • 3651 students