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  • *The Boro* Mending Kit

    This is our Boro style mending kit. Our clothing can withstand being mended - and mended again, as in the Japanese Boro tradition, creating a cloth that embodies the history of the garment and its wearers. With the vast amount of clothing on the planet today we can look to the Boro tradition to not only repair and conserve resources but to visually express our despair about the futility of waste! 

    Learn to mend medium to large holes in all fabric types, particularly linen, cotton and hemp. Great for reinforcing knees and mending jeans.

    Once you start, you’ll see the potential any worn cloth has to be transformed into a useful and beautiful fabric once more. Bedding, tea towels and clothing can all be utilised and transformed. Begin your journey into textile salvation with this beautiful Boro mending kit. 

    The Darn it! Mend it - Complete Mending Kit includes most elements from this Boro mending kit - buy the complete kit to learn Boro style mending plus Darning and dry felt mending as well. 

    No experience or "craftiness" required! This is a simple, easy to follow method that will have you mending for life. 

    KIT CONTENTS --- Quality British John James Sashiko Long Darners x 2 --- Sashiko Cotton Thread Card by Sajou France --- Indigo Cotton Thread Card --- Leather Thimbles ---  Assorted 100% Linen Remnants and Kantha Quilt offcuts from Fog Linen Japan --- Thread Snips --- Canvas Zip Case --- Safety Pins

    Dimensions of the Kit: 20 x 15 x 2 cm

    Designed and assembled in Castlemaine. The kit is plastic free. The quality Linen remnants are from Fog Linen Japan. The Instructions provided by Woollykins have been beautifully illustrated by artist Anna Wilson (annawilsonink) and printed on post consumer recycled paper with eco friendly inks. 

    From the kit: "Bo-ro(from Boroboro, meaning tattered) refers to the ancient practice of salvaging cloth (traditionally indigo dyed hemp) by patching and quilting worn textiles using Sashiko embroidery stitches. What was once done in the spirit of thrift for utilitarian purposes is now regarded as a form of art and has become a valuable cultural record of homespun textiles and dyeing practices in Japan.

    Stitch your own history into your clothing and help create a rich textile future.

    Happy Mending!"