Azumino-Momen Fabric, Van Dyke Brown
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Woven and hand dyed in small batches in Azumino, Japan, this 100% cotton fabric is perfect for sashiko, embroidery, clothing, boro, mending, clothing, soft home furnishings, bags, and throws. This fabric is a little thicker and softer than American quilting fabrics. It will wear well over time, is preshrunk, colourfast, and machine washable. Use it for hand or machine sewing.
Colour notes: Van Dyke brown and the Chestnut brown are very similar in colour, both are fairly dark browns, but the Van Dyke has a red brown warmer tone. Chestnut is cooler, with no red tone.
About Azumino-momen: The word momen means cotton, this is a piece dyed solid colour cotton fabric made in the Azumino district of Japan. After weaving the cloth is dyed in small batches, during which it undergoes a treatment which leaves it with a permanent distinctive texture which will not wash out.
This fabric is made for Olympus Ltd in Japan. For more about the quality of their fabrics see this blog.