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If you ever develop a hole in your clothes – whether from a moths, pulled threads, or just who knows what – you can sometimes have the fabric rewoven by a specialist. Reweaving is what you think it is: repairing a garment by filling in the hole instead of patching it up, ironing on a fusible, or stitching the cloth over on itself. Unlike those techniques, reweaving will be near invisible if done well.
I recently had a blue sweater rewoven by The French American Reweaving Company. The first photo above shows the area with the hole. It was maybe around the size of a pea, and looked like it would get worse if I didn’t take care of it soon. So after noticing it, I sent it to New York to be repaired and just got the garment back last week. You can see the results in the second photo. It’s almost impossible to tell where the damage was.
Not every hole can be repaired like this, of course, and much depends on the type of fabric you have. Silks and cottons are generally not repairable, and certain synthetics can be tough. Knits are also easier than wovens, and solid colors are easier than fabrics with intricate designs. That said, almost anything can be repaired – sweaters, sport coats, suit jackets, trousers, etc. It just depends on the fabric and kind of damage at hand.
To know if something you have can be repaired, send it to The French American Reweaving Company for an assessment. Ron Moore, the owner of the company, is an absolute perfectionist and will give you an honest opinion of what he thinks can be done. His company has been in business since the 1930s and he’s been in the trade since the 1960s. That’s a lot of experience. Prices aren’t cheap (I paid $ 50 for my repair) and the turnaround time is quite variable (Ron said they can usually send things back within ten days, but my job took two months since it was harder to source the yarn). Still, if you have a favorite sport coat, sweater or pair of trousers, this is an infinitely better than what your local alterations tailor can probably do for you.
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From time to time, I like to share a little something from my public radio show, Bullseye. Above is an interview with Stephen Tobolowsky. If you don’t know his name, you might know him from Groundhog Day, or Glee, or The Mindy Project, or any of a bajillion other projects he’s acted in over the years.
He’s also a brilliant storyteller, and he has a great new book of stories from his life, and a wonderful podcast, The Tobolowsky Files, as well. I think you’ll enjoy this interview with him, which features how he used a syndicated medical drama to talk his way out of being held at gunpoint in a grocery store, and how he lost his first love. And how he wasn’t allowed to wash his clothes while he worked on Deadwood.
If you like the interview, subscribe to Bullseye for free in iTunes. You’ll get an hour of thoughtful and funny interviews with the coolest people in culture, plus recommendations for stuff that’s worth your time.
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