AnNead Hand Knitwear has often been asked about repairs to shawls and since repairing one, I got some photographic records to show what is possible. The process can be very time consuming and because the shawls were knitted many years ago, matching the yarn can be difficult. Another thing to note is that the repairs can be costly because of the time involved, if the damage is caused by moths, the shawl will almost definitely develop more holes. However, sometimes the sentimental value of a shawl makes it worth it.
To get a quote on a required repair, please contact me with photos of as much of the damage as possible.
If you would like to discuss the problem, contact me to arrange a Zoom meeting where you can show me exactly what the damage is and I can advise as to a price. Don’t forget to let me know which country you live in if it’s not the UK so we can arrange an appropriate time.
This shows the damage to a precious baby shawl
The following photos show damage to a beautiful mohair shawl followed by the repairs.