This listing is for one Clover Japan brand darning mushroom and darning needle. The set includes 1 darning mushroom that an be converted to a "short" or "tall" or "extra tall" mushroom, an elastic tie (for securing the fabric onto the mushroom) and a set of 3 Clover brand needles for darning.
Featured in 2019 on NHK TV’s Good Morning Japan as a useful new Japanese invention!
This darning mushroom consists of 3 wood sections that can be screwed together to make 3 different sizes. The shortest has a wide bottom and can be used while resting on a table. The tall and and extra-tall can be used while holding the handle. The light colored wood is smooth and has a nice weight.
Changing the size of the mushroom is easy and quick to do. Please do not forcibly tighten the darning mushroom screws as this may damage the them.
There are 3 needles that come with this kit. The needles come in a small, plastic storage pouch. You should select the needle according to the thickness of the yarn you are darning with. You will receive one of each of the following needles:
*No. 15 Gold Eye binding needle for medium to thin yarn. 54.6 mm long x 1.35 mm thick
*No. 22 Gold Eye Cross Stitch needle for synthetic fine yarn. 37 mm long x .76 mm thick
*No. 7 Gold Eye Rounded tip cotton darner for extra fine yarn. 46.8 mm long x .69 mm thick.
A rubber ring is also supplied to secure the fabric to the darning mushroom.
An instruction sheet is included but it is written in Japanese. Color pictures and diagrams are provided on how to perform a simple darning technique to repair holes in fabric. A webpage link to a series of videos on darning is also provided in the instruction sheet. These videos are in Japanese but show how the darning mushroom can be used.
* darning mushroom is made out of wood and iron.
* needles are made out of nickel plated steel.
* Needle case: Olefin Resin (plastic)
* Rubber Ring: Nylon and Natural rubber. This item may contain latex and is not suitable for those with latex allergies.
Darning Mushroom made in China
Needles made in Japan
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Mar 5, 2023
Nov 5, 2022
Great service. I was glad to find this & shipping was fast.
Oct 21, 2022
Purchased several Japanese sewing notions from seller. All were promptly shipped and arrived well packaged. I am looking forward to using them all. Thank you!
Oct 14, 2022
Very nice darning mushroom with good instructions.
Aug 13, 2022
Good product. Works great. Yeah.