Indigo and Persimmon Dyed Check Cotton (per 50cm)

Indigo and Persimmon Dyed Check Cotton (per 50cm)


This is a very special fabric from Japan made by one of the few remaining companies producing fabric with traditional methods.

The material is woven using yarns naturally dyed with indigo and persimmon. The yarns are dyed and dried in the sun to process the colour. The results are influenced by the weather and each batch has its own characteristics. Because of this it is impossible to make large or identical batches.

The fabric is woven using a traditional 1950s style shuttle loom. Variation in the thickness of the warp yield a fabric that has an earthy, uneven texture with a weighty feel. The fabric is woven slowly without a lot of tension. As a result, air is trapped in the cloth which makes the fabric cool in Summer and warm in Winter.  It is designed for daily use and will become softer and more comfortable with age.

This is a substantial cloth suitable for all types of clothing. It would be perfect for accessories like bags or pouches.  It would be lovely for homeware such as cushion covers and table cloths or even light upholstery. It would also great to use in any crafting or textile project.

Care: Hand wash or gentle machine wash. As this is a natural product, some colour may escape during washing so launder separately on first wash and then with like colours after. Gently reshape the fabric when drying.

Width: 119cm

Note: Price is for 50cm of fabric but any quantity purchased will be in a single piece.

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