Great design idea: Woolfiller felt darning kits to repair holes in jerseys

Woolfiller felt darning kits

If you get to the end of winter without holes in your sweaters, ten out of ten for you. If not, have a look at this hot idea, sent to us by Belgium based guest blogger Jeanne Hoffman. The beauty of this woolly darning kit is this that the more patchy your jerseys go, the nicer they look. You could use it to sort out throws, cushion covers and anything else that gets moth-eaten or snagged.

Woolfiller felt darning kits

Woolfiller felt darning kits

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Heleen Klopper of the Netherlands created Woolfiller as part of an interactive museum exhibition on sustainability. So many visitors wanted to buy it that she started making kits. Woolfiller felt darning kits are a wonderfully simple solution to the problem of holey sweaters and threadbare textiles. Take the special wool and felting needle and poke the needle, which has small hooks along the point, through the wool and your moth-eaten garment. The repeated action binds the fibers together, making a felt patch on your cardigan, sock or rug. 

For more of Heleen’s textile repairing projects see http://www.woolfiller.com/wolplamuur.nl/index.php?lg=en&

– Guest contributor: Jeanne Hoffman