I have some 1/2 inch square holes to mend, they're not mothholes, but no tear flaps left either. Darning is out. They're both old rose color. I've been thinking of something that would be flat and maybe a little decorative, appliqued leaves, but then the dimension thing. I wondered if needle felting would work - has anyone done this? Would it pucker if you didn't do it a certain way? These blankets have probably always been dry cleaned. Also, I've been looking for binding options - so far silk by the yard seems the best option. Anybody got any other ideas on that?