Mending Kit
Mending Kit
Mending Kit
Mending Kit
Mending Kit
Mending Kit
Mending Kit

A Verb for Keeping Warm

Mending Kit

Sale price$25.00

Quantity:
5 units left
Pickup available at 6328 San Pablo Ave Usually ready in 24 hours

Mending Kit

6328 San Pablo Ave

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
United States

Holes happen in our most beloved garments and homewares. Never fear! Our mending kits feature unique, durable fabrics in an array of weights good for mending jeans, overalls, dresses, shirts, and quilts. The thread included is made of 100% cotton with a tight twist adding extra durability.

Kit includes:

    + 1 piece of Sally Fox dark blue medium-weight (6.5oz) denim fabric (approx 10" x 7"). We dug deep into our archives for this one! This fabric was woven with organic cotton grown in New Mexico and woven in Japan. Sally Fox has been breeding cotton for the past thirty years, working to expand and support naturally colored cotton. The weft of the medium blue color of this fabric is made from undyed cotton in the color Coyote Brown making both the front and back of this fabric beautiful to use.

    + 1 piece of ivory sashiko medium-weight fabric (approx 10" x 9") Sashiko is a form of functional embroidery, traditionally developed and used in Japan during the Edo period (1603 - 1868) and is still practiced today. It was often used to strengthen clothing to make it even more durable. The designs are printed onto the fabric with washable ink. So once you have completed the stitching, toss it in the washing machine, and the print will dissolve, leaving your beautiful lines of stitches.

    + 3 pieces of Fog Linen fabric (approx 4" x 4") Fog Linen Work, located in Japan, is known for their exquisite hand-crafted linen and minimalist design. All of their linen is made in Lithuania of the highest-quality flax and is medium-weight, making it easy to sew and incredibly durable.

    + 1 piece of Fog Linen fabric (approx 3" x 3")

    + 1 piece of Fog Linen fabric (approx 2" x 2")

    + 2 Olympus Sashiko Needles

    + Merchant & Mills Baby Bow Scissors - Nearly 3" (6.75cm) in total length. Hand finished in smooth black with a monogrammed M for Merchant & Mills. Sharp as an arrow and seriously desirable. 

      + 1 hank of Olympus sashiko thread - cream

      + A Verb for Keeping Warm Sashiko thread - dyed blue with natural indigo in our Oakland-based studio, approx. 20 yards

      To learn how-to mend, we recommend the following books:
      Mending Matters
      Visible Mending
      Darning: Repair, Make, Mend

      Additional tools you may find helpful:
      Marking Pencil
      Pins
      Thimble

      For inspiration, check out our Pinterest board titled Visible Mending.