I never knew darning was a thing, until I stumbled on it today. In fact, it is an incredibly difficult thing to do.[Note 1]
I’ve actually been meaning to do exactly this (without knowing there’s a word for it), but so far I’ve failed miserably — because I have been far too impatient. So my theory was sound — that if I could somehow weave my thread through a hole I should be able to patch it — but I didn’t actually believe this is technically possible, so I have been half-heartedly rushing it though, and getting all the mechanics wrong in the process.
Now that I know this is an actual thing
and there are actual proper techniques,
I’m going to try doing this properly,
but I wonder how long it will take to patch any hole...