Botanical indigo dyed Japanese aizome cotton fabric - Deep indigo blue Matsusaka cotton

$10.15



This listing is for a 1/2 yard (18 inches or 45.7cm) or 1 yard (36 inches 91.4 cm) cut 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 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.

This is a new, TRUE indigo dyed fabric that was created in Japan. The fabric is 100% cotton. It is of a medium weight that is similar to a lightweight cotton canvas. It was woven in Japan using traditional methods. Please note that this fabric is 14 7/8 inches wide (37.8 cm)

Matsusaka cotton is a fabric that began being produced in the Edo era. It is produced in the Mie prefecture. The weaving process is now designated as a national treasure.

Although the fabric looks to be a solid, deep indigo blue color it actually has a wonderful variety of blue hues ranging from pale blue to nearly black-blue. This is due to the fabric being yarn dyed. 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.

The fabric would be suitable for home decor items, apparel, quilting, "boro" pouches and accessories. The slightly open weave makes it perfect for sashiko.

The 8th photo shows the color most accurately. Crayola brand crayons are shown for a color comparison.

The last photo shows this fabric next to the light blue Matsusaka aizome cotton fabric.

This fabric has been pre-washed however 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 14 7/8 inches (37.8 cm) wide

-medium weight with slightly open weave, but not sheer.

-slightly crisp drape and little to no sheen

-100% cotton

-True botanical indigo dyed

-Wonderful, woven texture

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.*

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. Payment processing is performed by ETSY therefore payment will be shown as "ETSY" on your bank statement.

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

(11/27/21) I try to ship out all orders ASAP but please be aware the processing time may be a little longer than usual. All orders should be shipped within 2 business days. International shipment will probably NOT arrive before Christmas due to significant delays in transportation and customs. For domestic shipments; first class mail is taking up to 2 weeks and Priority mail is taking about 4 days to arrive at destination.

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?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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. ETSY is required to collect sales tax for a number of states as well as collect and remit VAT for countries withing the EU. ETSY is the credit processor and website host for my private site and are therefore required to collect and remit sales tax for items shipped to some parts of the USA as well as the EU.

Items shipped to the EU where VAT has been pre-paid will contain documentation showing that this has been paid. It is possible that additional charges and handling fees may be charged at delivery. The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

Reviews (3)

Average:

this is absolutely gorgeous, deep indigo, lovely texture.


Nice fabric Thank you very much


This is a yarn-dyed fabric and has a very lovely texture effect for my sashiko and boro projects. I am always on the lookout for true botanical dyed fabrics and Renee often offers them for sale. Thank you very much for all your help in my orders! This is definitely a shop you need to visit if you like to do sashiko and boro stitching!


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