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An Introduction to
Clothing Repair

We are so excited to have you join us for our Visible Mending class sponsored by the Fairfield Public Library! Holey and stained clothes don’t have to be tossed! We can all do our part to reduce textile waste by having a mending practice, all while adding some cute details to our clothing.

Instructional Videos -- Please watch before class

To save time, we will be running the class with the expectation that you know how to thread a needle and tie a knot at the end of a length of thread. In our knot-tying video, we teach our favorite method of tying a knot. If you know another method, please feel free to use that!

You'll notice that your thread came twisted. The third video below will teach you how to both store your threads this way and also how to remove a single thread. It's like magic! Watch the video to learn!

Links to Instructional Videos

How to Thread a Needle

How to Tie Knots for Embroidery

How to Store Your Thread & Easily Remove Strands for Stitching

Mending Resources

Mending Inspiration

Here are some of our favorite menders we follow on Instagram. You do not need an Instagram account to view these.

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Visible Mending

Please reach out to us via email if you need support before or after the class. We are always happy to help! We offer a free, monthly Stitch & Chat to our newsletter subscribers. Join us for an hour of creative time! If you are not already on our mailing list, sign up below!