Mend torn or defective portions of cloths or carpets.

What does a Mender do?

Mends torn or defective portions of unfinished or finished cloth or carpets and rugs by handweaving: Examines cloth or rug for tears or defects, or marking that indicate imperfections. Reweaves thread or yarn to close holes or repair defects, using needle and thread or burling iron, and blends repair thread or yarn with existing pattern. Draws missing warp or filling threads through cloth and pulls out coarse and surplus threads, using burling iron, tweezers, and needle and thread. Pulls loosely woven threads through back of cloth to reduce slack, using tweezers. May trim yarn from defect, using scissors. May weave patch into hole, pounding repaired area smooth, and be designated Rug Mender.