"The mending of clothing and household linen, though wearisome, is nevertheless very necessary, and no woman should be ignorant of the best methods of doing it.
There is as much merit in knowing how to repair the damage caused by wear and tear or by accident, as in the perfect making of new articles." Therese de Dillmont, 1884 in the The Complete Encylopedia of Needlework
It is not difficult to darn, but very fiddly. Click here for a short demo video.
Mending as a way of drawing.
"The act of sewing is a process of emotional repair. "