TM 10-1670-277-23&P 0046 00
If applicable, restencil informational data, gore number(s), or identification marks using the
criteria in WP 0048 00, MARKING AND STENCILLING.
b. Hand darning. When repair of a hole or tear is made by hand darning, the darn should match the
original weave of the damaged material as closely as possible. Hand darning will be performed as
Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square around the damaged area
and ensure the marking is at least ¼-inch back from edge of the damaged area. The marking
will be made with the warp and the filling of the material.
Using a darning needle and a length of size A or E nylon thread, begin darning at one corner of
the marked area. Working in the direction of the fabric warp or filling, pass the needle and
thread back and forth, through the material until the opposite diagonal corner of the marked
area is reached.
Turn the material and weave the needle and thread back and forth across the stitching made in
(2), above, until the hole is completely darned.