A Verb for Keeping Warm
Stitching Meditation Kit
Stitching Meditation Kit
6328 San Pablo Ave
6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
Do you ever feel stressed? I certainly do! One of the things that really helps with reducing my anxiety is to create space - even if it is for just a few minutes a day - to thread a needle and take a few stitches. To feel the thread running through my fingers and to focus on my breathing is very grounding. This process involves very little skill, you only to need to know (or learn) how to thread a needle. There is not right way to do this, simply stitch in whatever way and in whatever patterns come to mind. Once you feel like the piece is "done" you can turn this piece of cloth into a wall hanging or place it upon your nightstand or your desk. You could also sew it into clothing, add it to a quilt, or turn it into a pillow. Please do let me know if you have any questions!
Each piece of fabric is unique. What you see here is a representation of what you will receive. The types of fibers include linen, linen/cotton, and cotton. All of have been naturally-dyed in our Oakland studio. Garden has been dyed with organic onion skins, Mountain with locally-foraged eucalyptus leaves, and Water with indigo.
For inspiration with your stitching, we recommend the books Slow Stitch and Resilient Stitch.
Kit contents include:
+ 1 piece of naturally-dyed cloth approximately 18x18"
+ 5 hanks of a combination of naturally-dyed sashiko and embroidery floss
Supplies you will need (not included in kit):
+ Sashiko needle
When working with fabric, thread, and fiber dyed with indigo, it is common and natural for the blue dye to rub off on one’s hands while sewing. This is called crocking. Although the goods have been washed, it takes pressured contact to release the extra indigo dye. Your handwork is part of the indigo dyeing process. The blue dye can be removed with hot water and soap. From working closely with indigo dyed materials through the making process, typically, the excess dye has been removed, and the crocking will cease.
Please note the fiber content of the material you are working with, and follow the applicable instructions:
Cotton or linen - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
Superwash Wool - Machine washable on cool cycle with pH neutral soap, though hand wash recommended. Lay flat to dry.
Wool and Wool blends - Handwash only in lukewarm water with pH neutral soap. Lay flat to dry.
This item is a final sale. Once purchased, there are no cancellations, exchanges, store credits, or returns.
If you would like to add-to-order, please click here to review the instructions. Shipping charges are non-refundable.
If you would like to apply a discount code, please click here to review the instructions. We cannot refund discounts.
Packages ship Tuesday through Saturday via USPS. Once shipped, you will receive a confirmation email and tracking number. Please use the tracking number provided and contact the shipping carrier directly with any questions about transit and delivery.
Please select the insured option at checkout to ensure compensation for a lost package. Once the package has been picked up by the shipping carrier, we are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged packages. We do not offer refunds or credits for lost or stolen packages.
If you select an insured option and need to file a claim with USPS, we will provide you with any documentation needed to complete your claim. Packages are insured for the order total. If your package is stolen, please contact your credit card company to receive any possible compensation.
US orders $125 pre-tax and above:
Free - Ships in 5 business days, uninsured
$5 - Ships in 4 business days, insured
$12 - Ships in 3 business days, insured
US orders under $125 pre-tax:
$9.00 - Ships in 5 business days, uninsured
$11 - Ships in 4 business days, insured
$20 - Ships in 3 business days, insured
Canada: starting at $28*
International: starting at $35*
*For packages weighing 2 pounds plus, we will invoice you for additional shipping charges. Contact us for a quote.
All international orders are shipped uninsured USPS First Class Parcel Post. We are not responsible for packages which are held in customs or lost. International orders may incur customs fees. We are not responsible for fees you may incur. International shipments can take two months to reach their destination. We caution against placing an order if you live outside the United States. At this time, we are unable to ship to the United Kingdom due to the complicated VAT situation.
To pick-up your order at our shop, when checking-out, under shipping method, choose Pick up at our Oakland store - 6328 San Pablo Ave.
You will receive an email when your order is ready. Orders placed Tuesday-Saturday are typically ready within 2-3 hours. To pick-up your order, come to the shop between 11am-3pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Knock on the front door and give us your name.
Preorders ship on the date listed on the product’s webpage. If you ordered additional items, all items will be shipped with your preorder. If you would like those items shipped separately, please place two separate orders.