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**Local Folk! Learn to Darn with Ilka White at Woollykins Castlemaine 25th March 10-3. Book here
A wonderful gift for textile lovers and zero wasters everywhere!
The Woollykins Complete Mending Kit. Featuring all 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, project bento bag.
Equipment: Darning Mushroom, 5 x John James darning needles, thread snips, dry felting needles x 2 with wooden case/holder, biodegradable plant based foam block for needle felting, needle threader
Materials (all salvaged/reclaimed): Thread card with assorted wool/alpaca yarns, thread card with assorted linen/cotton threads, Assorted wool and linen patches, wool roving in 3 colours. Packaged in compostable zip bags.
The Darning kit celebrates natural fibres and slow fashion and aims to share the joy of mending and caring for textiles the old/new fashioned way.
Dimensions of the Kit: 22.5 x 18.5 x 10cm
Designed and assembled in Castlemaine from new and recycled materials. The kit is plastic free and all materials provided are repurposed/reclaimed. The wooden hand turned darning mushrooms are locally made from salvaged hardwood timber offcuts. Instructions by Woollykins beautifully illustrated by artist Anna Wilson (annawilsonink) and printed on post consumer recycled paper with eco friendly inks.
"Good quality clothing in 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 a statement. 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 skillful 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!"
Visit Stockists: Woolarium (Northcote High Street, Melbourne), Heyday Store Adelaide.
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