Repair Services in Knit and Crochet
Important note — please do not use the .mchsi email address in photos below. The address to reach me with your inquiry is: SusanDianeKerin@gmail.com
… for wearables, linens, heirlooms, fine garments, and other needlework genres and textiles. Repair and restoration services include but are not limited to dissecting and matching patterns for seamless repair to holes or other damage. Lace repair is a specialty.
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TO RECEIVE A QUOTE FOR REPAIR/RESTORATION. Email to:
SusanDianeKerin@gmail.com Send me photos, as many as necessary, remembering that “a picture is worth a thousand words” … take close ups of the holes and other areas needing work, and ALSO take photos of the entire piece laid relatively flat. Email me the photos along with your full name, city, state where the project is coming from, and your telephone number(s), along with a brief history of the item … to my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org I will call within 24 hrs.
THE PROCESS: I match the thread gauge and color as closely as possible, as well as match the needle gauge and the pattern itself to restore to original. It is work for an expert who knows what they are doing, not to mention it is tedious and labor intensive. Holes in fabric get MUCH LARGER before they get smaller … a good analogy would be like taking the car to the body shop for a little ding and the diagnosis is that a whole quarter panel must be removed and redone to take care of one little dent and then the car will become “whole” again (forgive the PUN!)