Repairing Knit and Crochet Projects
Jennifer, the designer behind Tinking Turtle, is joining me on the Yarn Thing Podcast today to talk about her latest adventure with knitting and crochet. She provides both finishing and repair services for customers who want a professional completion or restoration of their handknits. Learn more about repairing knit and crochet projects with Jennifer and how you can learn to do it yourself.
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About Tinking Turtle
Jennifer Raymond resides in the small town of Ashland, VA, which is right outside of Richmond. She is the owner of Tinking Turtle.
Most of her time is spent dreaming up patterns and preparing for her next teaching engagement. When not stitching up a storm, she loves to garden, dabble in photography, take long bike rides, and learn about other fiberart crafts.
With more than 20 years of stitching experience under her belt, she first learned to crochet when she was 7 years old, and knit when she was eight.
Jennifer is not only a knit and crochet teacher but she is also a wonderful designer and has started to take on the teaching of repairing your knit and crochet projects. She provides both finishing and repair services for customers who want a professional completion or restoration of their handknits. Stemming from my love of historical textiles, my approach to repairwork is to restore pieces so that they can be used and loved.
Find Tinking Turtle online in the following locations
Tinking Turtle Website
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Tinking Turtle on Pinterest
Shop Tinking Turtle Patterns on Ravelry
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Nancy wojcik says:
Never discard a knitted or crocheted item, just DARN IT !
Barbara Doll says:
Karen Barton says:
Oh no. I have a hole in my work. Darn it!
Julia Erb says:
I hate holes in my projects “Darn It”. Love this podcast with Jennifer! Thanks Marly!!!!!
Sherry Pena says:
Penny Hebert says:
Just Darn It! Jennifer reminds me of my cousin. Nice watching how she repairs items.
kt baxter says:
I would love to learn more about crochet repair work, darn it.
Laurie Ogle says:
Darn It! I love Yarn Thing Podcast!
Debra Smith Ellensohn says:
I had to repair my son’s blankie when he was little. It was a simple dc square blanket and I used a sewing machine to repair it. I didn’t know how to repair the crochet stitches with yarn DARN IT!!!
Agatha Timmons says:
You can always darn it!
Debbie Carter says:
DARN IT, DARN IT, DARN IT yup that’s what you do when you get a hole or call the Tinking Turtle.
Sandra Pellerin says:
Just darn it!
Marie Philippe says:
WoW that was a great podcast loved it! But darn it !
Angela Matias says:
Darn It! Wish I had these tips from Salena over the years! Thank you Marly and Salena for taking the time to share with us all the great tips and techniques!
Mary Thompson says:
I loved the show.I need to have patience and Darn It
Meggan Lloyd says:
Such great information today Darn it!!
Kristie Tobin says:
Darn it! Missed it live, but great information!
Kerry Randall says:
Darn it! My crocheted join came loose in the wash, aargh
Tonia Brock says:
Darn it that was interesting! Thanks for providing such great content.
Amy Tudor says:
Darn It! Thanks for so much for the tutorial!
Patricia Bowling says:
Darn It!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for clarifying that we need to weave in ends!
I’m not a fan of the Yarn Harlot’s Darn It method I do darn/repairsocks. My husband blows through them faster than I can knit them
Kathy J says:
Darn it! This is something my grandmother used to do. Cool show interest in learning more. Thanks ladies.
Serena Lee says:
Darn it, I loved this video!
Mary Alice Helgesen says:
Darn it ! – always useful
Debbie A says:
Darn it I did not know we needed to weave in ends! Really enjoyed the podcast!