Botanical indigo and persimmon dyed Japanese aizome kakishibu cotton fabric


This listing is for a skinny quarter (9 inches or 22.9 cm), fat quarter (18 inches x 19.5 inches or 45.7cm x 49 cm), 1/2 yard (18 inches or 45.7cm) or 1 yard (36 inches 91.4 cm) of fabric. Please select the length you wish to order using the drop down box. There are multiple yards available. You will receive the entire yardage as one complete length.

**Please note that this fabric uses a different yarn than the previous kakishibu and indigo fabric. The texture and weight of the fabric is different due to this yarn.**

This 100% cotton fabric was just imported from Japan. It was created by skilled crafts-people using traditional methods. It has all the beauty of kimono fabric but with a wider width!! This fabric is 39.3 inches (100 cm) wide.

This is a beautiful yarn dyed fabric. Yarn dyed fabrics are created from yarn that is dyed BEFORE weaving it into fabric. The weft yarn used to create this fabric was dyed with natural, botanical indigo to give it the distinctive, deep indigo color. The warp threads were dyed with persimmon dye (kakishibu) which gives these threads a beautiful brown/tan hue. The threads are woven together to create a fabric that has a wonderful variegation and depth of color. This is also called a "shot" fabric because the warp and weft yarns are of two different colors.

The yarns change in thickness throughout the fabric. This gives the fabric a wonderful woven texture with some slubbing (bumps). It is of a medium weight. The color of the fabric is very dynamic and changes in the light due to the different colored warp and weft yarns and variation in yarn thickness.

The yarn used to weave the fabric is a heavier weight and this gives the fabric a rustic look and wonderful, soft but bumpy texture. The fabric has a slightly stiff drape.

The fabric would be suitable for home decor items, apparel, quilting, "boro" pouches and accessories. This is absolutely gorgeous fabric and would look beautiful when made into a jacket or used in any quilt. It works well with aizome fabrics (indigo dyed).

The last photo shows the color most accurately. Crayola brand crayons are shown for a color comparison.

Please note that botanical indigo dyed items will often bleed or transfer color to other items. This can be reduced by prewashing the fabric. White sashiko thread may be dyed blue when it is used and washed with this fabric. Indigo dyed items can also transfer color (even if dry) to lighter colored fabrics so it is not recommended for use for home accessories (like cushion covers) that may be placed on lighter colored furniture or where the indigo fabric will rub against a lighter colored fabric.

Fabric specifics:

-Fabric is 39.3 inches (100 cm) wide.

- medium weight, slightly crisp drape and little to no sheen

-100% cotton

-True botanical indigo dyed and persimmon dyed

-Wonderful, woven texture with slubbing

As with all aizome fabrics it is best to place a cloth over the fabric prior to ironing. This will prevent the iron from creating shiny areas on the fabric.

*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.*

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

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

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