Wimpy Wool Care & Repair Kit – Foekje Fleur

29,90

Wimpy Wool Care & Repair Kit – Foekje Fleur

29,90

Start caring for your woollens today with Wimpy. The Wimpy box includes all the materials, tools and instructions to make your woollens last a life time.

The wonderfully old craft of darning (repairing holes or strengthening worn-out areas) dates back centuries, and has been popular during many eras of shortage. In World War II, women were encouraged by the British Ministry of Information to darn as a patriotic act in times of rationing. Today, it’s sometimes considered a political act; protesting against fast fashion, throwaway culture and irresponsible mass production. Let your politics shine through and repair using your favourite contrasting bright colours. Over the years your garments become more and more colourfully decorated in honour of their long lasting service. There are many different darning techniques, but all you need are the mending macaron, needle, and yarn inside this kit. Wimpy will teach you two basic techniques – plain weave daring and the Swiss replicate stitch – and once you know them you can your use own fantasy to make variations.


Techniques
Wimpy will teach the following techniques:

  • remove pilling
  • take in snags
  • darn a hole
  • felt a whole
  • strengthen patches
  • brush wool
  • wool laundry

 

Tutorials
Wimpy’s kit comes with printed and video tutorials to make it extra easy to understand how the techniques are done. You can literally learn them in minutes. Get a preview below or already get started on the instructions page. And why not start upgrading your laundry skills today? Check out the care page.

Included in this kit are:

  • mending macaron
  • pill comb
  • wool brush
  • 5x darning yarn
  • 5x felting wool
  • felt needle holder
  • felting needle
  • darning needle
  • snag repair needle
  • instructions (English only)

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Wimpy Wool Care & Repair Kit – Foekje Fleur

“Oi! Wimpy here, to guide you through the process of taking better care of your woollen garb. I can go on and on about this lovely, natural material and its impressive benefits. Wool keeps me warm during the winter and cool in the summer. Wool fibres are breathable and absorb large quantities of moisture, evaporating it into the air. It’s antimicrobial, which mostly means your woollens are pretty odour resistant. I’ve never met a sheep that didn’t smell fantastic! If ewe have ever had any wool garments, you know there’s something special about them.

Sadly, the production of wool has a pretty big impact on our planet. Sheep need lots of land and produce tons of methane (excuse me). The conditions for these sheep are sometimes quite poor, but it is possible to buy organic, mulesing-free wool which is much more friendly to us and the rest of the planet. Pay close attention to where materials came from, and under which conditions they were produced, when shopping for new wool.

Better yet, buy your woollen items second hand! I’ve got some tricks up my sleeves—and inside this box—to help you bring endless life to your
woollies. Use the needles and wool together with my wooden tools to keep them in tip-top shape.

But let’s also not forget the woollen garb already in your closet, the most sustainable option! Those socks with the hole, your pilled jumper, that musty scarf your nan made you. There are plenty of techniques I can show you to revive, personalise, and make them last even longer. To sum it up: fix your clothes, look cool, save money, save wool!”

Watch the instructions tutorial page here.

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