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Matilda's Own curved safety pins
Glenda McKay (Sydney, Australia)
Curved safety pins

These curved safety pins are really useful. Handy when cutting out and sewing. Much less dangerous for fittings when traditional pins stick into you or fall on the floor. For mending, they help keep edges drawn together and keep other layers safely out of the way. Top product, thank-you.

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Twill tape – cotton webbing
Jenny Linsten (Melbourne, Australia)
Just what I needed!

The orange twill tape was just what I needed to give the handle of my much loved but very tattered shoulder bag a few more years. Thanks!

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Modern Mending book (signed copy)
Greta Muhleisen (Glen Iris, Australia)
Practical and beautifully laid out

This is a great book that instantly inspires you to get out and fix those tricky jobs that you have put off. I'm a very visual person so the photo step by step guide is great for me. And I love how techniques are broken down into the damage and materials that will work best. I have lots of moth eaten clothes that have been sitting unused because I don't know how to repair but didn't want to dispose of. Now I can't wait to get cracking.

Gorgeous thread

I bought this on Erin’s recommendation for a project. It is lovely to use.

First visible mend

I have always loved the ideas of restoring and recycling loved pieces of clothing and when I discovered Visible Mending it inspired me again. Here us hubby’s loved jumper which had a hole and frayed around the collar. Dodgy photos, but pleased with the result. Thanks Erin, your book is very helpful.

Best ever

I love this threader it makes life so much easier.

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Modern Mending book (signed copy)
Michele Kohout (Sydney, Australia)

Fabulous book that is great to read and understand! Very inspirational, i almost want things to have holes so that i mend them now that i know how.

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Birch pressure-sensitive nylon patches
Michele Kohout (Sydney, Australia)

Perfect for repairing my dad's down jacket!

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Mend it - limited-edition upcycled mending yarn
Lisa Johnston (Brisbane, Australia)
Upcycling squared

I love the colours and the idea of these upcycled threads. I have used them for a mend recently and they look great.

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Yokota sashiko embroidery thread – variegated
Lisa Johnston (Brisbane, Australia)
Variegated sashiko thread

Lovely!

Amazing colour changes

This thread looks amazing on a plain background, helps make my average skills look much more professional.

Looks lovely and lovely to work with

I love using this product for visible mends. It is easy to work with and the colours are just wonderful.

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EEZY Fabric Comb
Julie (Melbourne, Australia)
Super simple

Great little tool, does exactly what it says. Within minutes I'd removed pilling and used the fluff to needle felt fill a hole!

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Corriedale wool fleece for needle felting
Julie (Melbourne, Australia)
Perfect starter pack

Buying this fleece gave me the confidence to try needle felting. The quantities are perfect and a great range of colours (though I'd love to see a bright yellow join the collection). Love the thoughtful packaging!

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Dry felting needles – size 38 triangular
Lisa Churchward (Melbourne, Australia)
So sharp but great fun

I’ve never done needle felting before. These needles are fabulous! Love love LOVE the little packets made from a sheet of music. I managed to break one quickly because of my over enthusiasm. Can’t believe I’ve spent my lifetime sewing and didn’t know about needle felting!

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Corriedale wool fleece for needle felting
Lisa Churchward (Melbourne, Australia)
Fun fleece

The egg carton wool fleece is a wonderful quality, great colours and has such fun and eco friendly packaging. Well priced and a joy to use.

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Sullivans easy guide ball-tip needles
D Osborne (Sydney, Australia)
I love this needle

The most expensive needles I have ever bought, but oh so worth it. They just slid between the stitches in a fine merino sweater I was mending.

Lovely

The mending yarn is lovely to use and to look at. I’m stuggling not to buy more before I’ve used what I have. Service is great.

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Yokota sashiko embroidery thread – variegated
Pamela Zimmerman (Washington, United States)
beautiful~

beautiful colors, silky texture. Can't wait to use it! thanks

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Steam-A-Seam 2 Lite double-stick fusible web
Diana (Melbourne, Australia)
Fusible web is a game-changer!

This product has opened up so many creative patching and decorating possibilities. It's easy to use, robust, and printable, so I can make my own patches using photos from my garden etc. Just love it.

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Modern Mending book (signed copy)
Krystyna Fajkielmodern mending (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Modern Mending

Just love this book- it has a method for every possible mend needed. Every young person should be gifted a book just to save the world and create a sustainable future. .

This book is just darn fun. It won't string you along and along and along and along...
What got me was the 1st step of mending: make some tea, this should be fun!
Other than that, it reads like a quick and easy tutorial, with just enough humor to keep you reading more. And it even gives tips on how to unstick your finger from a sewing machine needling. Now if that isn't drama I don't know what is.
I am a very newbie mender, but the book really gets me thinking about my choices with regards to textiles, and the impact I can have. My favorite idea in the book is, that when I wear a mended garment, other people will see that it's mended, and they'll maybe realize, "hey, I can mend my clothes/socks/whatnot, too!"
Global change through local stitching. Genius.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4019818136

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Dry felting needles – size 38 triangular
Sachiko Kinoshita (Cronulla, Australia)
Lots of fun!

You can have great fun poking wool fluff onto wool
I loved ELF's packaging too

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Steam-A-Seam 2 Lite double-stick fusible web
Sachiko Kinoshita (Cronulla, Australia)
very useful item!

It makes it very easy to attach fabric pieces just like ELF said

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Modern Mending book (signed copy)
Colette D. (Sydney) (Cammeray, Australia)
Fabulous book on how to rescue favourite clothes

This book is inspiring and has opened my eyes to the possibility of mending valued items that I previously thought were bin jobs. Before I bought this book, my sewing skills were mostly limited to hand-sewing hems and replacing missing buttons. I had absolutely no idea how to mend many of my old favourites which I'd sadly worn to death.
Modern Mending has given me the enthusiasm and new skills to tackle my mending pile, especially some of my nice warm jumpers, which I'm really thrilled to be wearing again. I love both the invisible mends and the visible mends which are more quirky and creative - such fun!
I only wish that I'd known about the techniques in Modern Mending years ago before I listened to the decluttering advice to turn my stained favourite sweatshirt into rags. It never occurred to me that a mend didn't have to be invisible but could instead be visible and decorative. If I'd had this book back then, I could have given my sweatshirt a fun visible mending makeover and still be enjoying it!

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