Inspired by Tom of Holland

Tom of Holland has inspired me to have a go at a little bit of stitchery of my own.

Hand Knitted Garments

Following my class at Hope and Elvis with the wonderful Tom of Holland, I dug around my sewing room and found some candidates for darning.

Some vintage, hand-knitted baby clothes

Tom of Holland inspired Swiss darning

Starting Point

These vintage, hand knitted baby clothes were just the right shape and size for the Swiss Darning pattern I had settled on.

baby cloths ready for some Tom of Holland inspired Swiss darning

Appletons wool in a soft blue worked beautifully with the soft cream of the garment.  I first marked out lines as a guide before starting to stitch.

Tom of Holland inspired Swiss darning

 

Tom of Holland inspired Swiss darning

Fairisle and Swiss Darning

This Fabulous Fairisle book has been languishing in my sewing room for some time and is full of the most scrummy patterns.

book on fabulous fairisle patterns
Tom of Holland inspired Swiss darning - Fairisle pattern

The newly discovered book is now dusted off and being used.

I am finding this darning lark rather addictive !!!!

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