Bespoke Visible Mending Service

I’m passionate about extending the life of your jumpers! So I’m offering you a bespoke visible mending and darning service, to bring your old jumpers back to life with creative repairs to fix holes, cover stains, reinforce elbows and turn your knitwear into something unique to you.

If you have an old favourite jumper that’s been sitting at the back of your wardrobe because of moth holes, worn elbows, or general wear and tear, and you would like to me creatively and visibly mend it, please email me info@collingwoodnorrisdesign.com with a description of the jumper and the areas in need of repair, and a photo or two of the issues. I will then discuss my ideas for mending it, give you a quote and discuss the time frame.

It’s time to get excited about those pieces in your wardrobe that you’d given up on!

Customer comments on receiving their knitwear back:

“I am overjoyed at the rejuvenation of my knitwear. You are a complete Scottish treasure.”

“It is just beautiful, I love it. Your work is exquisite.”

“My skirt and hoody have just arrived. They are beautiful and totally revived.”

An example of creative mending. This is an old jumper of mine that was almost worn through at the elbows and had a stain at the front. I decided to reinforce the elbows with creative elbow “patches” and create a decorative design to cover the stain at the front.

An example of creative mending. This is an old jumper of mine that was almost worn through at the elbows and had a stain at the front. I decided to reinforce the elbows with creative elbow “patches” and create a decorative design to cover the stain at the front.

A pair of cashmere gloves that I’ve kept going for 2 years now- they’re a constant work in progress as new holes keep appearing and the original mends are now wearing through at the top of the fingers. I get a lot of wear from them and enjoy them even more as they evolve.

A pair of cashmere gloves that I’ve kept going for 2 years now- they’re a constant work in progress as new holes keep appearing and the original mends are now wearing through at the top of the fingers. I get a lot of wear from them and enjoy them even more as they evolve.

Colourful darns for an elbow patch. This elbow was completely worn through so it combines a few different methods to repair the hole and reinforce the worn area around it.

Colourful darns for an elbow patch. This elbow was completely worn through so it combines a few different methods to repair the hole and reinforce the worn area around it.



How the Visible Mending Service Works

I offer two options for the visible mending service:

Visible mending and darning: this is a more basic package, where I will darn and fix your knitwear by hand, and in a colourful way, so that your holes and worn patches are repaired. They will be beautiful and functional.

Creative visible mending: for this package I will repair the holes and worn areas of your garment, and then turn them into more of a feature. This will make each previous flaw in your jumper or cardigan a small artwork! It takes significantly longer to do this, and is charged accordingly.

My Promise to You

You will receive a very personal service- I will wash and press each piece and give it a good inspection, discuss colours with you, and what style of creative mend you might like. All mends are done by hand, using the finest materials, such as cashmere, lambswool and silk, and great care and attention goes into each one to make your knitwear the best it can be again.

I can guarantee that when it’s finished, your knitwear will be as unique as you are!




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Visible Mending Workshops

If you’re interested in coming to visible mending workshops, please sign up to my newsletter below, and I’ll be in touch when I have some organised.

Would you like to host a workshop? Please get in touch by emailing me info@collingwoodnorrisdesign.com!

Caring for Your Knitwear

If you’d like some tips for caring for your knitwear I have written a few journal posts about it:

5 Tips on how to care for your knitwear

Washing you lambswool knitwear

There is a big issue with waste in the fashion and textile industry, so this is a great way to help reduce the amount of clothing heading to landfill.