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Thread a darning needle with thread that's similar in colour and weight to the fabric of the sock.
I wouldn't place darning at the top of my list of favorite activities.
AS AN amateur detective, I'm deeply intrigued by the extraordinary tale of the darning needle that passed through Derek Thompson's foot, and of the dedication to duty (as well as to the fee involved) that persuaded him to drive across country for a commentating gig at Sedgefield with the offending item still unwithdrawn.
It is, says Couvelas, 'a thread darning the hole caused by the excavation', and, in the darning, the pattern of the old weave of the city has been brought to the surface to take part in the modern tapestry.
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