darning egg


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darning egg

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darning mushroom

n
(Knitting & Sewing) a rounded piece of wood or plastic used in darning to support the fabric around the hole
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He invented, for example, an illuminated darning egg and a spout for a watering can.
Sue brought in a darning egg with a sterling silver handle.
I never learned to use a darning egg, but the theory of darning is simple and applicable to anything knitted, from sweaters to socks to T-shirts.