Tutorial: Repairing pulls in Cashmere/Silk scarves

  1. Holy smokes this is terrific! Thank you MrsOwen3!
     
  2. You're awesome. Thanks for posting this tutorial. The winter, expensive shawl, pulls, yeah all this can cause some serious distress. Thanks for helping us out! :smile::smile::smile:
     
  3. Thanks so much, I did this on clothing, not a shawl, and this is so helpful!
     
  4. Thank you so much!!!!
     
  5. Wonderful!!! :ty::urock:
     
  6. Hi MrsOwens3 - How timely .. just came back from my Asia trip and even though I have ziplock bags for my scarfs and shawl; the inevitable happened. Here is "after pic" after my first attempt on my El-Libris En Kimonos shawl .. The snag is less obvious now. Thank you, thank you!!! :ty:
     
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  7. Mrs Owen. You superstar. Thanks for the detailed picks. Thanks for the tip about the stretched pull thread and washing. That's usually my problem. An extra little loop after I've pulled the thread back into place.
     
  8. Thank you! Kudos to you for accomplishing the painstaking repair job and making it into a tutorial at the same time!
     
  9. Terrific tutorial mrsO!! The pictures make so clear what is often difficult to explain. I've been repairing my pulls and my friend's for a while, I find it relaxing, lol. Given my weakening eyesight, the most important piece of equipment I have for the job is a round magnifying light, the kind a facialist uses to inspect your skin. It's perfect for the task. Other than that, all you need is patience :smile:
     
  10. What an AMAZING tutorial!! Thank u MrsOwen for posting this. As shawl lover this is invaluable to me!! BRAVO!!!
     
  11. This is so great - thank you!!
     
  12. MrsOwen3, thank you for the super helpful tutorial. I just spent about half an hour working on my big pull. Unfortunately one end of the thread (at the hem) was loose so I just wove it back and forth before cutting off the end.

    Here are the before pictures:

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    And here are the after pictures:

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    Will give it quick rinse in cold water as suggested but I'm pretty pleased with the result thus far! Thanks again.

    But my work is not done- I got another pair of snags in the shawl I was wearing yesterday! :sad:

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  13. Mods, can this thread be made a sticky? It's such a great reference, it should be made easy to find. Thank you!!!
     
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  14. OMG!! MrsO!! This is awesome!!! You give me hope. Just found a small pull in one of my shawls. Not the first pull...however, I did not even DARE attempt fixing the others only own. I've sent out 2 shawls to be fixed by H boutiques reweaver. This small one though, now that I've read your tutorial, I may try my hand at this one. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! :smile:
     
  15. thank you so much for the tutorial..
    my intel tells me that in China, h does *not* repair cashmere shawls,,

    the horror

    my intel told me its much better to try and fix it myself, and i have been putting it off for a month now because i wasnt sure if i would make matters worse..
     
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