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Thread: Someone here wanted to know what a darning egg is

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    This is a darning egg. I've had it for years and used it once or twice. I'm not a good darner.

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    My Gram had one of those!!

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    Oh my!! I have my grandma's tucked away somewhere!! LOL I don't think I will ever use it!

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    Nice. Very common in my "growing up" household.

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    Is a darning egg what is use to darn socks? What exactly is darning?

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    My mother used one of those!!!

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    I have one but doubt I'll use it. Memory of my Mom darning our socks.

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    I had one that looked like a mushroom. Beautiful timber in your egg.

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    I need one of those for fixing knitted socks!!!

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    This is what i found out. I badly wanted to know:

    If you've worn a hole through your favorite pair of toasty woolen socks or slippers, darning can make them wearable again.

    Darning is a type of sewing that repairs holes that are not on the seam, or in the case of socks, not on the heel

    Read more: About Darning | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_4694099_da...#ixzz1HoTFXGxT
    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Is a darning egg what is use to darn socks? What exactly is darning?

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