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  • *Darn it! Mend it* Complete Mending Kit

    * Your darning kit is made to order. Please allow 1-2 weeks for assembly. For orders with additional items, products in stock will be held and sent in one shipment when all goods are available

    ** The 2024 Edition features a Bento Bag made from the organic cotton production waste from our neighbours at Wonderpants! Each bag will be a unique patchwork of colours. 

    *Kit materials refills now available!*

    A wonderful gift for textile lovers and zero wasters everywhere!

    The Woollykins Complete Mending Kit. First launched in 2018 our ultimate mending kit features everything you need to mend your beautiful natural fibre clothing. With full instructions and ALL tools AND materials to learn to mend three ways: traditional darning, Boro-style Sashiko patching and needle felt darning. No experience or "craftiness" required! All methods are simple, easy to follow with all materials provided in one handy kit that comes wrapped up in a take-anywhere cloth bento bag. 

    The kit includes: 

    Instruction booklet, organic cotton project bento bag in sturdy cardboard box with handy removable lid/tray!

    Equipment: Darning Mushroom (Medium), 5 x John James darning needles, thread snips, dry felting needles x 3 with wooden case/holder, biodegradable foam block for needle felting, tin needle threader.

    Materials (all salvaged/reclaimed) -Refills availablehere: Thread cards with assorted wool/alpaca yarns, thread cards with assorted linen/cotton threads, Assorted wool and linen patches, wool roving in 5 colours. Packaged in compostable cellulose bags.

    The Complete Darning kit celebrates natural fibres and slow fashion and aims to share the joy of mending and caring for textiles & the planet the old/new fashioned way. 

    Dimensions of the Kit: 24 x 20 x 12cm

    Designed and assembled in Castlemaine from new and recycled materials. The kit is plastic free and all materials provided are repurposed/reclaimed and free from sythetics. The wooden hand turned darning mushrooms are locally made from salvaged hardwood timber offcuts. Instructions by Woollykins and beautifully illustrated by artist Anna Wilson (annawilsonink) and printed on post consumer recycled paper with eco friendly inks. 


    Our Darning Kit has been reviewed by Erin Rhodes on her great Zero Waste blog The Rogue Ginger, read it here.

    "Good quality clothing is clothing that stands up to being mended again and again as in the Japanese Boro tradition, creating a cloth that embodies the history of the garment and its wearers. Mending clothing is mindful activism. It expresses all our concerns and frustrations with throwaway fast fashion culture. Natural textiles should be revered as they once were, for they are created from the earth with loving hands using a myriad of skilful techniques and processes. Mending our clothing is the ultimate circular economy and worthy work! Pre-loved and mended garments can be handed down and passed on to be enjoyed for generations to come. Happy mending!" Woollykins Complete Mending Kit