c. Turn material and stitch back and forth across stitching made in step b., above, until hole or tear
is completely darned.
d. If applicable, restencil informational data or identification marks using the criteria in WP 0017 00.
2. 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 is performed as
a. Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square around the damaged area
and ensure that the marking is at least ¼-inch back from each edge of the damaged area.
b. Using darning needle and a length of size A or E nylon thread, begin darning at one corner of
marked area. Working parallel with the marking, pass needle and thread back and forth through
material until opposite diagonal corner of marked area is reached as shown in A below.
B HAND DARNING
Back and Forth
Stitching in Both