Show Us Your Mends!

Calling all makers! We’re on the hunt for photos of your visible mending projects using handspun. So show us what you’ve got!

Spin Off Editorial Staff Dec 14, 2022 - 2 min read

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Wool-on-wool mending. Photos by Kate Larson

Whether you remake, renew, recycle, or reuse, mending is on-trend and spinners have it covered. From stitching worn spots in our beloved sweaters, socks, and scarves to drumcarding a batch of leftover fibers into glorious batts, we are constantly exploring new paths.

Left: Woven wool fabric mended with BFL-silk handspun using a small mending loom. Right: Woven wool fabric mended with a calico patch, which was stitched in place using handspun cotton.

Share your mending photos with Spin Off !

Visible mending can add a pop of color and a good dose of character to any wardrobe staple. From revitalizing sweaters with glorious handspun patches to a favorite mending method for extending the life of handspun socks and everything in between, we’d love to see your mends using handspun!

Left: A fine, knitted wool sweater mended with a scrap of cotton fabric stitched in place with handspun silk. Right: Knitted wool sweater mended with handspun wool using duplicate stitch and backstitch.

Simply share a photo and a few words about your article of clothing by January 23, 2023, by clicking here, and we’ll select a sampling to feature in the Spring 2023 issue of Spin Off.

Happy stitching!

Submit your photos here!
Submissions are due January 23, 2023.