Darning Egg


A darning egg is an egg-shaped oval made of wood, which is inserted into the toe or heel of the sock to hold it in the proper shape and provide a firm foundation for repairs.

Darning is a sewing technique for repairing holes or worn areas in fabric or knitting using needle and thread.

Hand darning employs the darning stitch, a simple running stitch in which the thread is "woven" in rows along the grain of the fabric, with the stitcher reversing direction at the end of each row, and then filling in the framework thus created, as if weaving.

Darning is a traditional method for repairing fabric damage or holes that do not run along a seam, and where patching is impractical or would create discomfort for the wearer, such as on the heel of a sock.

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