I sell a small collection of goods through my online Etsy shop, “Made by Katrina”. I aim to update the shop at the beginning of each season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn and release exact dates through my newsletter. Collections are limited-edition, thoughtfully-designed, and only offered a few times each year. I sell original craft kits, signed copies of my books, and handmade or plant-dyed object. My kits and books are intended to support folks in their journey towards creativity, sustainability, and embracing fiber craft techniques like mending, stitching, and dyeing.
Mending Tool Kits
I offer a small-batch of Mending Tool Kits complete with some of my favorite mending tools and materials. I spend months designing these one-of-a-kind fabric zipper pouches with the textiles in my studio and often include hand-dyed fabrics, organic cotton or hemp fibers, and always keen attention to biodegradable, low-waste materials. These kits are as close as I’ve come to creating a zero-waste studio as they allow me to use my favorite off cuts to make something even more beautiful.
Mending Kit Sample Contents:
-An original, finished, one-of-a-kind, patchwork zipper pouch measuring approx. 8″ x 8″
-Skeins of 100% cotton Sashiko thread (white, navy, and/or blue)
-Sturdy, metal Sashiko needles
-A custom pocket notebook made in the USA with recycled papers
-A custom (biodegradable) wooden ruler made in the USA
-A wooden fabric pencil (as low-waste packaging as possible)
-A color postcard with sample mending photos
-Small mending patches
These Mending Tool Kit pouches are designed by me and sewn by my studio assistant in her studio in the Hudson Valley of NY. Each pouch comes filled with some of my favorite mending materials. I also offer a limited batch of Darning Tool Kits including local wool yarn plant-dyed by me; needle books with handmade wooden buttons and local felt; and wooden darning eggs made by my husband in our barn studio. Kits often do not contain any tutorials or printed instructions as it’s primarily a tool kit with a finished pouch. (The Mending Tool Kit would be a great addition to my new book, Mending Matters: Stitch, Patch, and Repair Your Favorite Denim & More, published on October 16, 2018.)
Small Batch Goods: In addition to Mending Tool Kits and Darning Tool Kits I sometimes offer small-batch offering like plant-dyed scarves or accessories, self-care kits, limited-edition tote or project bags, and signed copies of my books. Please join my newsletter or follow me on Instagram to learn about upcoming shop updates and more details.
Shop Update: The next small batch of Mending Tool Kits will be listed in my Etsy Shop. To learn the exact date, please join my newsletter. If the Etsy Shop is on vacation–I’ve sold out of the recent batch of kits and I’m working hard behind-the-scenes to prepare another seasonal update. On shop update days, availability is limited so please be sure to set your alarms, refresh your web browser, and be ready to purchase when they are listed. Thank you so much.
Payment & Shipping Details:
Payment for each kit is due in full at the time of purchase. I’ll include the cost of shipping in the final payment. Also, remember that I use biodegradable, sustainable packaging for shipping and it costs a bit more than the standard mixed-materials envelopes. I do my best to maintain an eco-friendly studio using biodegradable, recycled, and low-waste packaging whenever possible.
This will remain the only place to purchase my homemade design kits online. I do not wholesale my kits as I only sell directly. This allows me to keep costs low, to have higher oversight with quality control, and to communicate directly with my customers.
I will offer a very limited number of kits each season–just 20-50 kits with each shop update. So if you’re interested, please be sure to set your alarms and refresh your browsers when they are released. As always, newsletter subscribers get details first. I cannot be held responsible for technical errors, computer glitches, or browsers that do not refresh automatically. I’ll have the kits available when I’ve promised. If they don’t show up on your computer, please refresh your browser.
Refunds and Returns:
There will be NO REFUNDS or returns for my kits. The only exception will be if I am unable to fulfill orders for some unforeseen reason–like the postal service goes on strike forever. Otherwise, I’ll ship as promised and will not accept refunds or returns. If something arrives damaged, please contact me within 7 days of receiving and send a photo of the damage– the entire kit with all contents and original packaging would need to be returned within 30 days if refund request was accepted. No exceptions. Please review the details, sizes, quantities, and materials included in the kits. Thank you for supporting a small, independent, woman-owned, eco-friendly, creative business.
To browse my online shop, please visit: “Made by Katrina”. If the shop is currently on vacation, be sure to choose the option “be notified when this shop returns from vacation” so you’ll get a notice when it’s open for business again. Thank you!