Miniature Rhino Pattern Club (Snail Mail/Physical)
At the beginning of 2020 I launched a limited edition unique pattern program with a mission! Six original, bold & fun stitchable designs printed on pre-consumer textile waste and mailed bimonthly with thread and instructions. We're half way through the club, but I'm able to offer a limited amount of full and half club memberships.
As a bonus, you will also receive access to the Virtual Pattern Club where you'll find PDFs of all the patterns, project inspiration, basic instructional videos and a thorough materials list.
The most sustainable option when sourcing fabric is to use pre-existing materials. So that's exactly what I'm doing! I'm sourcing quality materials that otherwise might have gone to landfill, so the quantities are limited and the fabrics used for each run of patterns will be different. You'll never get the same thing twice! Fabrics are hand-picked, high-quality and the patterns are super fun to stitch up!
Patterns are drawn sashiko-style with dashed lines. The running stitch is ideal for these patterns as it's an easy, quick stitch. Feel free to stitch these patterns any way you like though! It doesn't have to be used with the running stitch. In fact, I hope you get creative and blow my mind with your creative interpretations!
How does it work?
The next bimonthly pattern is due August/September. Right now I have a few options for the physical club. Join the "Full Club" and your subscription will start with the past patterns (1-3) and the current pattern (#4) in the next delivery. Join with the "Half Club" and your subscription will start the next Aug./Sept. delivery.
What do MR Pattern Club Members get?
+ A total of 3 to 6 original silk screened patterns. One pattern mailed bimonthly with *free shipping*
+ 3 to 6 skeins of sashiko thread curated to compliment your fabric. One skein delivered with each pattern.
+ Simple, easy to follow instructions.
+ Access to tips, ideas for use & DIY projects via the Virtual Pattern Club
+ Mailed in a manila envelope via USPS
*INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: To be able to provide this club service to international friends without breaking the bank for both of us international packages will be mailed without tracking services. Tracking services for international mail is prohibitively expensive. I will not be able to provide tracking and will not be able to cover any missing or undelivered packages. Please note this when deciding to purchase. Thanks!
Because of Covid-19 I'm not able to source my fabrics like I normally do or travel easily in Brooklyn, NY. Please bear with me if there are some delays. I aim to get patterns out within the first week of the bimonthly schedule.
Pattern 4 - August/September
Pattern 5 - October/Novermber
Pattern 6- December
Can I purchase this as a gift?
Yes, so kind of you! Just make sure to leave the recipient's address in the ship-to field, or make note of any specifications during the check out process. You can always shoot me an email too - email@example.com - please include your order number. Happy to add a gift note too, with the first shipment.
What will I need?
+ needles (I love Olympus Sashiko Needles, but embroidery needles will work great too!)
+ embroidery hoop (totally optional. I don't use one for the running stitching, but I'd love to see you go crazy with embroidery stitches, so it really depending on your preferred stitch style. )
Can I choose my fabric/ thread color?
For this unique pattern program to succeed it relies on your openness to be surprised with the patterns to come, and the fabric (color/content) selected for you. You can see past month's offerings in the listing pictures. I love blues, but who knows, maybe I find some great pink linen? I'm not sourcing any new fabrics for this project, which would honestly be much cheaper and easier to do. Sourcing these upcycyled materials is all chance. They are mostly samples and remnants from the commercial textile industry in New York. I really believe in the mission of this project - to reduce my environmental footprint by limiting the resources my work requires, to reduce textile waste, and create a low waste product. I'm excited to create & offer something so special, thoughtful, and totally unique. Since there's a lot of chance in what quality materials I can source, and how much is available I'm not able to predict fabric quantities for each pattern run. I'm making sure to choose materials I'd be excited to receive, but am unable to offer options for specific color/fabric (and thread) selections. That said, if there's a color you love or truly dislike, let me know in your order notes & I will do my best! Thank you for being open to this labor of love, to being surprised, and for supporting my work!