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Walker Home & Garden Club Learns to Darn

The Walker Home & Garden has struck again. Struck the darning needle that is. You see, we have now learned the ins and outs of darning socks and hemming trouser legs. The most challenging moment of instruction proved to be knotting the needle: by threading the needle once, simply twisting the string around the needle, […]

Darning Socks

Darning Socks

The Walker Home & Garden has struck again. Struck the darning needle that is. You see, we have now learned the ins and outs of darning socks and hemming trouser legs. The most challenging moment of instruction proved to be knotting the needle: by threading the needle once, simply twisting the string around the needle, holding on for dear life to the twisted string, and then pulling the needle through the twist, a knot is born.

We are almost ready to learn how to braid a rug in the name of Fritz Haeg’s At Home in the City. In preparation, we have culled together some extra local textiles from our hemming & darning tutorial for the rug construction at the Walker.

In addition to the domestic instruction, a lovely array of food items were brought to the table: kale salad, pasta salad, graham crackers, hummus and pita, and a chocolate torte.

Graham Crackers on offer

Graham Crackers on offer