weaver takes a piece of fabric from a hidden area of the
garment, matching the direction and pattern of the damaged
area. Using a special latch needle and magnifying glasses,
the fabric piece is woven into a blocked area around the
damage. Then the cut out area is replaced with lining.
overweave can show as a faint square, especially in light
tan colors. Usually, however, it is unnoticeable to a person
not aware of the repair.
is a photo of a damaged lapel on the left, and a repair
of the fabric using overweaving on the right.