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How to Reweave Woven Fabrics

Photo: Sloan Howard

There was a time when a tailor or even a good cleaning establishment could mend a hole or tear in an otherwise perfectly good wool garment. The mending was called "reweaving", and the repair was impossible to see even when you knew where to look. The hole was patched, but the join that holds the patch to the garment was actually woven into the fabric.

Whether your favorite garment fell victim to moths or got caught in the car door, Kenneth D. King shows you how you can repair a hole or tear so no one will ever know it was there. 

From Threads #144

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