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Visible Creative Mending for Knitwear by Flora Collingwood-Norris

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  • Choose to never throw away a holey sweater again!

    Whether you want to learn how to darn from scratch or to refine skills you already have, this book offers a fresh and sustainable approach to style.

    Blending practicality with creativity, Flora will show you (step by step with written instructions and accompanying photos) how to repair holes and ragged edges, add pattern and create something new and beautiful from garments you thought you’d never wear again.

    Always reassuring, and using projects selected from her own portfolio and wardrobe, Flora illustrates how to approach the tiniest hole to extensive damage, and everything in between.

    No matter your skill level, by following Flora’s instructions and suggestions, you’ll revive your knits, give them a new look and wear them with pride.


    what you’ll need by way of equipment

    the best stitches for darning and embroidery and how to make them

    how to mend cuffs, edges and holes

    how knitwear behaves and how to look after it

    colour and design.

    Hardback, 144 pages, 241 x 196 mm
    ISBN 978-1-7399016-0-8
    Published in 2021 by Collingwood-Norris
    Printed in Scotland.

  • About Flora Collingwood-Norris:

    Flora Collingwood-Norris is a knitwear designer based in the Scottish Borders. After studying textiles at Heriot Watt University, Flora worked freelance creating catwalk pieces for Christopher Kane, Jasper Conran and House of Holland among other knitwear projects before starting her own label Collingwood-Norris in 2016.

    With a strong interest in ethical fashion and reducing the environmental impact of the fashion industry, Flora has started using her creative skills to creatively repair knitwear, and offers workshops as well as a visible mending service.