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Sat, Nov 11



Introduction to Felting and Darning with Rachel of Frayed Threads Mending

A great class for beginners to learn simple mending techniques for socks and sweaters!

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Introduction to Felting and Darning with Rachel of Frayed Threads Mending
Introduction to Felting and Darning with Rachel of Frayed Threads Mending

Time & Location

Nov 11, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Seattle, 1432 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

About the Event

RSVP for $65 on Rachel's website here!

This will be a relaxed and approachable workshop suitable for beginners to learn how to repair your clothing or other textiles using felting or darning techniques. These are some of the simplest techniques to repair your clothing. 

Do you have a stack of socks that all have the same pesky hole in the toe? Or a sweater that has been attacked by moths? This class will give these items a new lease on life and help keep them in your wardrobe. 

Learning to mend can help you save money and reduce your impact on the environment! The most sustainable clothes are the ones already in your closest. 

Instructor: Rachel Weigelt is the owner and operator of Frayed Threads Mending in northeast Seattle, where she offers textile mending and tailoring services. She will walk you through the steps to repair your garments with needle felting and darning techniques. We’ll also explore options for creative, visible mending to add a little extra flare! 

What you get (stuff you get to keep from the class): 

- Darning Needle 

- Embroidery Needle 

- Felting Needle 

- Small bundle of wool roving 

- Small card of darning yarn for your project 

- Knitwear sample, if needed 

- Printed hand out 

Provided by Studio (stuff that stays here): 

- Scissors 

- Darning egg, mushroom or substrate for darning and felting 

- Thimbles 

What to Bring: 

- An item or items of clothing that you’d like to repair. For felting this could be a sweater, sock, knit hat or wool jacket. For darning this could be any of the options listed for felting or anything else that has a rip or hole you’d like to fill. 

- If you don’t have something you’d like to bring, a knitwear sample can be provided.


Summit Selvage is located on the corner of 12th Ave and Pike St in Capitol Hill, Seattle. The entrance door will be propped open on the 12th Ave side. The space is down the stairs and the last door on your left. The basement is shared with dance studios, and has unisex bathrooms on the third floor. Parking is a big challenge, but luckily we're 1 block from the 2, 12, and 11 bus stops, as well as .5 miles from the lightrail station.

Covid: Masks and vax are currently recommended. Subject to change before class.

Buy your ticket for $65 here:

**Cancellation Policy** Students have a 24-hour grace period immediately following the purchase of a class to receive a refund, if requested in writing by the student. Beyond this 24-hour grace period, refunds will not be issued under any circumstance. If a student cancels a class in writing at least 7 days prior to the class date, the student will receive a credit for the class. Credits are valid for 1 year from the date of cancellation. Students can email when they are ready to use their credit. If FTM cancels a workshop or class due to teacher illness, the workshop or class will be rescheduled for a later date. If a student cannot attend the rescheduled workshop or class, a credit will be issued and will be valid for 1 year from the date

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