Olympus kofu shima momen yarn dyed shot cotton fabric - burgundy and plum stripes


This listing is for a fat quarter (18 inches x 21.5 inches or 45.7cm x 54.6cm), 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.

This is a new, cotton fabric from Olympus Japan and is part of the Kofu "Classic Stripes" collection. "Olympus-Kofu" fabrics are high quality fabrics that are made by combining traditional Japanese weaving and dyeing methods with today's most advanced technology. These fabrics have the colors and patterns of vintage and antique Japanese fabrics.

This Shima momen is a yarn dyed fabric. Yarn dyed fabrics are created from yarn that is dyed BEFORE weaving it into fabric. Due to this, the fabric has a wonderful variegation and depth of color. This is also a "shot" fabric. Shot fabrics have different colored weft and warp threads, much like tsumugi or dupioni. The different colored warp and weft threads help to add to the depth of color in this fabric. This fabric has five different colored warp threads (white, olive red, black, violet) and black weft threads.

The black colored weft threads are thicker than the warp threads. These thicker threads also have some slubbing, similar to tsumugi, which gives the cotton a wonderful texture. This midweight fabric has a soft, woven texture and slightly stiff drape.

This fabric coordinates beautifully with tsumugi silks as well as cotton quilting fabrics.

It would be suitable for apparal, quilting, bags, boro, sashiko and home decor items. This fabric would also be wonderful for creating an authentic looking kimono.

The 9th photo shows the color of the cotton most accurately. Crayola brand crayons are shown in the photo for a color comparison.

Fabric specifics:

-Fabric is 43.3 inches (110 cm) wide.

- Medium weight with slightly stiff drape

-100% cotton

-manufacturer number KF-2720E

-Made in Japan

-soft, woven texture

The last photo shows this fabric alongside other fabrics from the Olympus "Classic Stripes" collection. These fabrics can be found here:
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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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    Reviews (4)


    I love all of the fabrics I ordered. Excellent quality and fast shipping. This is a great play for fabrics. I use these fabrics for my Slow Stitching pieces.

    Love this fabric for a rice bag lining.

    These stripes add a lot of pizazz to my boro works! I love everything that this wonderful Etsy shop has to offer and also Renee is so sweet and kind.

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