Another Happy Client

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Another satisfied customer. We love that. If your garment is an old and valued friend, consider having it rewoven. It’s much less than buying a replacement, a greener alternative and a pretty fast process in general. In addition, reweaving, even if it shows a bit of the work in the end, is nowhere near as noticeable as traditional “mending.”

Give us a ring or shoot an email and ask how we can help save a treasured garment.

 

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Saints Alive: Reweaving St. John Garments.

At Reweaving of Richmond, we love classic, well-made clothing and St. John definitely falls into that category. St. John’s classic Milano knit is a favorite of the discerning woman and extremely comfortable to wear. But you knew that. That’s why you invested in it in the first place. Should your moths find the fabric equally… tasty … give Reweaving of Richmond a call. We can fix the damage.

Reweaving is more art than science and each case is different. We prefer to see the garment and then call you with an estimate to fix it and our experts best guess as to the visibility of the fix. This isn’t just mending, nor do we patch. If the damage is too extensive or we feel that the area will be too visibly altered, we will alert you without proceeding to reweave before you let us know your wishes.

Give Larry a call or email, download and fill out the form in the sidebar to the right and rest assured that your St. John is in the right hands.

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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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