Clover Japan - Wooden Darning Mushroom kit with Clover Darning needles and darning thread


This listing is for one Clover Japan brand darning mushroom kit. 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), 3 Clover brand needles for darning, one tiny kuroha (thread snips) and 4 cards of darning yarn that each contain 5 colors of yarn. The kit comes in a sturdy cardboard storage box.

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.

4 cards of darning yarn are included in this kit so that you can start darning or embellishing your clothing right away. The yarn is 50% Wool and 50% Acrylic and is made in Japan for darning knit fabrics. Each darning yarn card features 5 colors. Each color is about 14 meters in length. The cards contain white, black, gray, beige and blue hues.

These are the same cards that are seen here:

The kit also contains a tiny thread snip (kuroha) that arrive in their own plastic sleeve. These snips work perfectly for snipping the yarn however they are not very sharp so they can only be used for snipping yarn.

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 and kuroha cover: Olefin Resin (plastic)

*kuroha: stainless steel blade and plastic handle

* 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, yarn and kuroha made in Japan


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Shipping from United States

(11/27/21) I try to ship out all orders ASAP but please be aware the processing time may be a little longer than usual. All orders should be shipped within 2 business days. International shipment will probably NOT arrive before Christmas due to significant delays in transportation and customs. For domestic shipments; first class mail is taking up to 2 weeks and Priority mail is taking about 4 days to arrive at destination.

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A refund (minus shipment costs) will be issued after the purchases are received by myself and are found to be in the original condition that they were purchased in.


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Fast delivery, great products and well packaged.

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