TheMendingSpace

Kantha and Boro-Influenced Textile Art

Nashville, Tennessee · 411 Sales

TheMendingSpace

Kantha and Boro-Influenced Textile Art

Nashville, Tennessee 411 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(143)

Shop owner

kb

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Note from shop owner Thank you for stopping by mend on Etsy. I'm taking a break from selling textile pieces at the mend shop to release my book, "The Mending Space: Textiles + Poetry." I am happy to respond to your messages and can always be found at mend on Instagram: @themending.space . I'll re-open the mend shop on Etsy in late July 2018. Sending you peace and light, dear friends.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 7, 2018

Thank you for stopping by mend on Etsy. I'm taking a break from selling textile pieces at the mend shop to release my book, "The Mending Space: Textiles + Poetry." I am happy to respond to your messages and can always be found at mend on Instagram: @themending.space . I'll re-open the mend shop on Etsy in late July 2018. Sending you peace and light, dear friends.

kb

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kb

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(143)
Denita Purser

Denita Purser on Jun 29, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Oh, this box of natural materials is beautiful! So many ideas from wrapping items to adding to my art journal. thank you

Denita Purser

Denita Purser on Jun 29, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I have several of these wonderful scrap bundles. The packaging and presentation is just as sweet at the bundle. thank you so much

Candy Barnes

Candy Barnes on Jun 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful stitchery! I love this piece so much, it has inspired a whole wall hanging. Thanks for your wholehearted work, lovely.

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About

love is the common thread

Hi there, friends. Welcome to mend. I’m Krista, the artist behind everything you see here.

If you’ve got a minute, I would love to share the mend story with you.

In 2010, I took a simple love of antique linens and just enough knowledge about my vintage sewing machine and began my textile art journey. But a few years later, I found my true heart's home when I stumbled on the hand embroidery techniques called sashiko, boro stitching, and kantha stitching. A new freedom emerged as I began working with nothing more than reclaimed linens, a running stitch, and the occasional button or rusty object.

A new story unfolded, too. With a deep desire to share my art, my inspirations, and my life with others, I found a surprising space at Instagram. In my posts, I focused on reaching out and catching the threads of beautiful people all over the world and, as I did, I found my heart opening to the greater human story that unites us all. The mend Instagram family circle grows wider and is a gentle, generous place that feels like home.

From this home base of light and love, a tapestry of compassion is also growing wider. Because our stories are so deeply intertwined, giving to global organizations that aid and protect the poor, the exploited, and the planet is a top priority at mend. At least 20% of every sale has always gone to organizations like International Justice Mission, Care, and Sierra Club.

So that's the mend story: making textile art, sharing stories, and loving the vulnerable and exploited. There are no tidy endings here. The edges are frayed and there are tears to be mended. But my hope is that somewhere among the stitches a tattered thread will connect us all.

You are beautiful.
You are loved.
And you are always welcome here.

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Shop members

  • KB

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Using only a simple running stitch on the most authentic, sustainable textiles, I make unique pieces of art with an unfinished, unkempt look, reflective of a life in process.

Production partners

  • VistaPrint

    MI, United States

    While I design and package these cards, VistaPrint prints the cards on 100% recycled card stock and provides matching envelopes.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 16, 2018
Welcome to mend, a sustainable textile art shop. At mend, my passion is to make unforgettable textile pieces, share our stories, and spread love. Using only sustainable and vintage materials, I craft one-of-a-kind textile art and gifts made with joy and pride. Please enjoy looking around and do say hello!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Due to the unique nature of mend creations, all sales at mend on Etsy are final.

Replacements or refunds will be offered if an item made by mend is inherently defective. Additionally, items that may have been damaged en route through the post will also be replaced or refunded.

Please contact me within three days of receipt if you suspect an issue with your order. Even if you are not sure that you need or want a replacement or refund, please contact me so we can discuss the possible issue and all our options together.

I'm here to make beauty, give grace, and send love . . . there's always a solution.
Payment
mend accepts PayPal and Direct Checkout through Etsy that supports all major credit cards. Payment is due immediately upon checkout.

I am willing to work with you on a payment plan for custom orders when given at least 4 weeks of lead time. A deposit of 25% is required for me to begin custom orders.

All costs, including shipping, must be paid in full before any mend item(s) can be shipped.

Please send a convo to the mend shop within 24 hours of purchase to cancel your order.
Shipping
I will ship ready-made item(s) in 1-3 business days, monday through friday. I will use USPS service with delivery confirmation (unless we have made other arrangements). You will receive an automatic notification from PayPal delivered to your PayPal email address when the order ships.

For all countries outside of US, I will send you the customs receipt number, which is the only available shipping evidence for first class mail.

If you would like insurance or another shipping method for your order, please contact me within 24 hours of your purchase and I will send you a quote for additional shipping charges.

International shipping may incur additional postal and customs fees. Buyer is responsible for these additional charges upon receipt.
Additional policies and FAQs
All pictured items are one-of-a-kind creations, designed and crafted solely by mend. Because each item is made from found objects and repurposed materials, they are unique and full of value and charm. With the exception of custom orders, the items pictured in my shop are the exact items for sale.

All mend creations come from a pet-free and smoke-free home.