Needlefelt mending - Jumpers & Cardigans


A hole in your best cardigan?

No biggie, just follow these steps: ⁣⁣


1. Take a bit of Woolfiller in a matching colour (or go eclectic and choose a contrasting hue) and felt the patch of wool.⁣⁣
2. Cut a 'band-aid' out of your patch⁣⁣
3. Pin it into the cardigan with your felting needle. ⁣⁣[Place the foam block underneath]
4. Finishing touch: lightly press the pinned patch with an iron.⁣

“Filling holes is a recurring ritual. I’m not the only one who likes the cardigan. I identify the thirty second moth hole and hope for more. It brings us closer. For every spot on my skin, a hole mended with woolfiller in the knit fabric. Thus we grow older together. Until my death do us part. Me to ashes and the cardigan good as new.”⁣

Joanna van der Zanden(1)

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Woolfiller, Netherlands

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Woolfiller aka Wool Filler repairs holes and hides stains in wool sweaters, cardigans, jackets, carpets and so on.

Heleen Klopper is a product designer. Sustainability, repair and tradition are key concepts in her practice. She investigates the materiality of textiles in relation to the body and as a mediator between people and their environment.
Other projects she is working on are Made to Mend and De Nieuwe Huishoudschool .

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