Hand dyed kakishibu persimmon tannin cotton duck canvas - patchwork mending piece


This listing is for a kakishibu dyed, cotton, duck cloth fabric piece that measures 8 inches x 7 inches (20.3 cm x 17.8cm) in size.

I hand - dyed this piece of duck cloth with kakishibu (persimmon tannin). This imparts a beautiful brown-tan color on the cotton. It has a lovely organic hue that will darken with age and use. The medium to heavy weight (9-10 oz) duck canvas is tough and perfect for clothing patches on denim and canvas or for creating needle books, memo book covers or fiber art pieces.

The kaki-Shibu dye also acts as an insect deterrent and prevents mold. Fishing nets and stencil paper are also often dyed with kakishibu due to these reasons.

The color of kakishibu dyed items will gradually change due to exposure to ultra-violet rays, oxidation, temperature and humidity, therefore the color will vary over time. Different parts of the fabric may change at different rates so that the color will vary throughout the fabric section itself. Due to this, please note that the color of the fabric you receive may vary slightly when compared to the photos.

The canvas has a stiff drape, due in part to the kakishibu. It has a lovely woven texture.

This item will be shipped flat to prevent creases from being made in the canvas. The canvas can be hand or machine washed. Machine washing may create wrinkles in the fabric and give it a more "worn" look. Do not bleach. This fabric has been pre-washed, by hand, and line dried. It is NOT preshrunk so it may shrink when washed with hot water or dried on high heat. The fabric can be ironed on the cotton/steam setting. Please place a cloth between the iron and the fabric to prevent shiny spots (burnishing) from forming on the fabric.

Color may vary from monitor to monitor. Please note that if you order a large number of thread or small items the shipping weight may be overestimated. Be assured that I always refund shipping cost overages of $1.00 or more. You may also wish to contact me so that I can set up a special order for you, which will have the accurate combined shipping costs. I do not charge handling or packaging fees.


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?

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.



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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