Repurposing Yarn From Old Sweaters
A course by The Endery , Creative Director
Extend the lifespan of your knitwear garments by developing your own mending style with colorful stitches
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About the video: Repurposing Yarn From Old Sweaters
“ In this lesson, we will explore how you can source yarns from different places, including old sweaters.”
In this video lesson The Endery addresses the topic: Repurposing Yarn From Old Sweaters, which is part of the Domestika online course: Visible Mending: Colorful Knitwear Repair. Extend the lifespan of your knitwear garments by developing your own mending style with colorful stitches.
Partial transcription of the video
“Repurposing Yarn from Old Sweaters Now we'll look at different places you can get yarns from, including how to repurpose yarns from an old sweater or knit. In the previous lesson we looked at the importance of sourcing yarns and playing with colours and textures, and also how important it is to use things that you already own, repurposing old items in your house, and this can be the same for knitwear. I'm gonna show you how to do that in this lesson. Frogging is a term that we use in knitting whereby you undo stitches and you bring it right back down to its yarn form. Sometimes with a knitt...”
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Course summary: Visible Mending: Colorful Knitwear Repair
AreasEmbroidery, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fiber Arts, Sewing, Upcycling
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.