Once mending-kit staples, vintage darning mushrooms and darning eggs are now rare treasures.
These vintage sock-mending tools were plucked from a time machine, and once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Each tool is one of a kind and sold as is, in preloved, working condition, ready for mending. View each photograph to inspect wear and tear from the original mender owners.
Darning mushrooms have a larger work surface and are ideal for sock heels and larger garments; darning eggs have a smaller work surface and are great for sock toes and other hard-to-reach areas.
Made in the USA (a long time ago) from 100% wood (unless otherwise identified).
Want to see how it’s done? Modern Mending the book includes 32 pages of darning instructions, with photographs and illustrated diagrams.
Browse the full collection of darning mushrooms and darning eggs.
This shop is in slow mode so I can enjoy a better work-life integration as a shop owner and mum of two tiny tots. 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 the next day (Friday).
Australia Post has been experiencing significant delays. 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