Vintage yukata cotton or kimono silk strips for sakiori saori rag weaving weft and other crafts

$2.70



These strips are made out of vintage Japanese yukata cotton OR vintage, kimono silk. These yukata and kimono were not wearable so I took them apart and created yarn for sakiori (rag weaving). This cotton or silk yarn can be used for weaving, junk Journaling, art quilts or other crafts. These fabrics were laundered before creating the strips however there may be occasional spots, yellowing or other flaws.

Please note that each skein of yarn is a different length and that it is continuous however it was made in the traditional manner in which a single, wide, shorter length of fabric is cut into many thinner strips but the ends of the fabric are not cut. This makes a continuous length of yarn with "turning" points every so often. One of these "turning points" can be seen in the 2nd photo. When weaving, these areas can be tucked under neatly or used to create an interesting slub texture in your piece. If you pull these sections too hard they will rip apart and you will not have a continuous section of fabric.

The yarn was cut in 2 widths: 8mm and 5mm. The fabric was cut using a Saori strip cutter and these are approximate widths. Because this is cut by hand the width will vary over the length of the yarn. This is reclaimed fabric and it is NOT uniform in width. Some edges will also fray more than others. All these factors help you to create a unique piece of art whether you are using this yarn to create a woven rag project, Saori, art quilt or journal.

Please choose a style, width and length using the pull down menu.

Style A Silk Kimono fabric - horizontal stripes in hues of purple, violet and white. Please note that this silk tends to fray. The fraying should stop after the strips are woven into a fabric but you may need to trim off the frayed threads after weaving if you do not wish them to be seen.

Style B cotton yukata fabric- Pinky-orange and green floral over dark indigo blue hued background. This yarn is mostly a dark indigo blue with sparse amount of design

Style C cotton yukata fabric- White, Robin's Egg Blue, Pinky-orange and green floral over dark indigo blue background

Style D cotton yukata fabric- Muted pink grape pattern with white and gray foliate over deep indigo blue background

Style E Silk Kimono fabric - horizontal stripes in hues of pink, violet and fuchsia. The fraying should stop after the strips are woven into a fabric but you may need to trim off the frayed threads after weaving if you do not wish them to be seen.

Style F Silk kimono fabric - blue and off-white abstract scarecrow pattern. Please note that the reverse side of this silk is a lighter color than the front side. This silk also has some areas of significant fading. This is a crepe type silk and it is of a medium weight.

The last photo shows some fabric that I wove using 2 picks (rows) of yarn and 1 pick of vintage, yukata cotton strips. The yukata strips were made out of a white yukata cotton with floral pattern.

Please note that if you order a large number of items that the shipping weight may be overestimated. I always refund shipping charge overages of $1.00 USD or more.

*I am always willing to provide more information or pictures regarding my fabrics or using/sewing these fabrics. Please do not hesitate to send me a convo if you have any questions.*

I believe that the pictures show a good representation of the fabric colors however, please remember that colors may look different on your monitor.

Payments

I accept payment via paypal, credit cards and ETSY direct payment.

Please contact me within 24 hours if you wish to cancel purchase.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Shipping from United States

I ship within two business days of receiving payment. Most items are shipped within 24 hours after receiving payment.

Orders totaling $35.00 USD and over will be shipped free to addresses within the USA using coupon code FREE35. The free shipping will be shown at the final order cost, right before submitting the order.

I ship via USPS mail. If you wish for shipping confirmation or insurance please contact me before payment and I will adjust the shipping price for you. USPS Priority mail or International Express shipment can be chosen at checkout.

I only charge the actual shipment cost and do not charge packaging or handling fees. Shipping cost overages of $1.00 USD or more are refunded at time of shipment. Out of respect for my international customers, I DO NOT inflate my prices to cover shipping costs for free domestic shipping.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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?

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Returns and exchange details

I will gladly accept returns on items that are not to your liking. The buyer must pay return shipping charges. I must be notified within 2 days after confirmation of delivery of the item that you wish to return the item for a refund.

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.

Additional

Taxes:

I currently reside in New York State and am required to charge sales tax on items shipped to New York state. Taxes are not collected on items that are shipped to any other states or internationally.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

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I am building my yarn stash and decided to purchase these items. The seller is very responsive and my items arrived promptly. I highly recommend this seller and her products.


I am building my yarn stash and decided to purchase these items. The seller is very responsive and my items arrived promptly. I highly recommend this seller and her products.


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