We invited Eleanor to Northumberland.
Eleanor is our most experienced hand knitter.
And we had a task for her.
Eleanor stayed for a few days.
She unfurled every hand knit.
And scrutinised each one.
First by eye.
Then by touch.
Predicting if and how each garment might fail.
Perhaps many years into the future.
Before adding beautiful Predictive Darning.
Red on black.
And black on red.
To any place that Eleanor suspected might weaken over time.
Predictive Darning - Visible Mends
Invisible mends are possible of course.
But nowhere near as lovely as visible ones.
We hope you agree.