Darning à la Celia Pym

Moths ate a good chunk of this woollen jacket. As I put my hand in the pocket, the hand simply kept going. Moths clearly preferred dark, protected pocket spaces above most other parts.

I was just about to throw the jacket out when I remembered the name Celia Pym. I was introduced to her work at the Women’s Hour craft prize exhibition at the V&A a few years ago.

So I cut off the badly damaged front pockets and darned the remaining holes. My own ‘Celia style’ garment is the result, surely a unique work of darning art.