A Little Reweaving Shop in Richmond

That cold snap hit didn’t it? And we finally dug some sweaters out of the closet. Were you greeted, as many of our clients were, with a moth hole or two?

Frustrating…

Almost as frustrating as trying to find someone who can repair the damage. Reweaving and mending is a dying art and finding a company that specializes in French reweaving, overweaving of garments, and mending of knitwear can seem next to impossible. We used to have Dot at The Little Mending Shop. But that closed in 2005. Enter Reweaving of Richmond, serving clients locally and nationwide.

Just a gentle reminder, clothes should be mended and cleaned before being stored for the season. If your favorite sweater, pair of trousers or sportcoat has lost a battle with the devious little worms, please give us a call (804.928.7946). Reweaving of Richmond repairs knit sweaters, trousers, coats, and hats.

Wouldn’t Dot be proud of your thriftiness?

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The Little Reweaving Shop

We all thought we were done with our “near-miss” of a winter, but then that cold snap hit and we finally dug some sweaters out of the closet. Were you greeted, as many of our clients were, with a moth hole or two?

Frustrating…

Almost as frustrating as trying to find someone who can repair the damage. Reweaving and mending is a dying art and finding a company that specializes in French reweaving, overweaving of garments, and mending of knitwear can seem next to impossible. We used to have Dot at The Little Mending Shop. But that closed in 2005. Enter Reweaving of Richmond, serving clients locally and nationwide.

Just a gentle reminder, clothes should be mended and cleaned before being stored for the season. If your favorite sweater, pair of trousers or sportcoat has lost a battle with the devious little worms, please give us a call (804.928.7946). Reweaving of Richmond repairs knit sweaters, trousers, coats, and hats.

Wouldn’t Dot be proud of your thriftiness?

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Now You See It…

 

Now you don’t……

You may think that a garment is damaged beyond repair. That’s not always the case. If it’s a favorite piece, send it in and we’ll give you the final verdict and an estimate to fix the damaged area. We won’t start work until you approve of the proposal. If you decide not to proceed, you’re only responsible for shipping charges should you wish the garment to be returned to you.

Suits, sportcoats, overcoats, topcoats and sweaters are all starting to see the light of day as the weather changes. Let Reweaving of Richmond extend their lives with professional reweaving!

Give us a call today.

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Yes Virginia, There Is a Professional Reweaver.

Hi Larry,

Picked up my suit from George’s last Friday. The repair is very well done. Glen plaid can not be easy to fix and blend. My compliments to your reweavers. Thanks again. –Greg

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What Is Reweaving?

Reweaving of Richmond specializes in the art of garment repair. Each artisan has a minimum of 20 years of experience.

This is not “mending” in which the edges of a tear are stitched together to minimize the damage, there are two types of reweaving.

French or “invisible” reweaving is best for tears and holes up to 1/8″ in diameter, no larger. Using this method, individual threads are replaced and are woven back into the garment. It sounds simple. Like tying your own flies for fishing… . French reweaving almost always results in a near invisible repair.

Overweaving or “inweaving” is done by means of a small patch, taken from a hidden part of the garment (an inside seam for instance), being woven into the garment — thread by thread — to reduce the visibility of the damage. Still, the results are a far cry from traditional mending methods.

The level of detectability (and, naturally, the price), are impacted by a lot of variables. The reweaver must consider the color, finish and pattern of the cloth, the extent of the damage and the amount of excess fabric needed to fashion patches, just to name a few. Glen plaids, stripes, worsteds, flannels, tweeds are all fixable. Black cloth, incidentally, is the most difficult to work with.

In normal cases, you may expect your repaired garment to be returned to you in two weeks. The minimum pricing for repair is usually $59 for wools and wovens, $30 for sweaters.

In Richmond you may drop off your damaged clothing at George’s Alteration Shop 1344 Gaskins Road Richmond, VA 23233 or here at the address listed on the sidebar. We also ship, if you’re out of town send us the garment.

An example of our work.

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