Visibly mended jumper

Mended Aran jumper
Who repaired it?


How long did the repair take?

2 hours

How much did it cost?

Nothing. I used wool that I already had.

How was the object repaired?

Using a variety of darning techniques and just ‘winging it’

Why did you repair the object?

I love to knit so I think it is important to learn how to repair the knitted pieces I own and make. Also, as I live abroad, this aran jumper reminds me of home.

What would be important to you to be included in a Repair Declaration for Ireland?

Use a repair project as an opportunity to learn a new skill, then even if it doesn't work, it has still been a useful experience. Also, by making the mend deliberately visible you can add to the character and history of the item.