Scanfil cotton mending yarn is ideal for hand-stitching and darning thin clothing and other textiles, particularly those made from cotton and other plant-based fibres.
It’s similar in thickness to all-purpose cotton sewing thread or one strand of embroidery thread – use one or more strands to suit the item you’re mending. (If darning with multiple strands, I recommend binding them together first with beeswax to prevent weaving through the wrong threads and getting lost in a darning maze.)
Each card contains 15m of mending yarn in four strands.
The neutral colours are well-suited to blended mends for everyday items: tea towels, undergarments, school uniforms and the ubiquitous (and short-lived) thin, cotton business socks.
Made in the Netherlands from 100% cotton, wound onto cardstock.
For a more colourful cotton option, try Cottage Garden Threads embroidery thread and for an organic option try Scanfil organic cotton sewing thread (for stitching only). If you need to darn wool and other animal fibres, try Mend it - limited-edition upcycled mending yarn or Scanfil mending wool. For a thick cotton option if you need to darn chunky, hand-knit clothing, I recommend using cotton knitting yarn instead (not available here; ask your knitter friends for scraps or support your local yarn shop!).Want to see how it’s done? Modern Mending the book includes 32 pages of darning instructions and 18 pages of hand-stitching instructions, with photographs and illustrated diagrams.
This shop is in slow mode so I can do alllll the things – including running this shop and running after two tiny tots – and enjoy my life. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.
I'm currently dispatching orders once a week; place your order by 5pm Thursday Melbourne time (AEST) for dispatch by Monday.
(NOTE: I drop off most orders at my local post office on Fridays, but I'm told they don't physically leave the post office and start making their way to you until Monday.)
If you select Express Post at checkout, it will speed up Australia Post's delivery timeframe but won't speed up my process.
After your order has been packed, you will receive an email notification with your Australia Post tracking number, which you can use to check on the delivery status of your order.
Customers in Northcote, Thornbury and nearby suburbs (subject to capacity) can select local delivery at checkout. Local delivery is extra-slow and coincides with my pram-walking/kid-wrangling schedule, up to one week after purchase. ٩(｡•́‿•̀｡)۶