Manufactured by Olympus in Japan, this Tsumugi cotton fabric is based on the traditional Japanese Tsumugi fabrics. The colors, especially the lighter colors, have the earthy muted quality which is very like the colors the original process would have created. Choose color when ordering.
Use the light weight fabric for quilting, applique, clothing and stitching. It has lovely drape, is colorfast, and has no significant shrinkage. It is Also available in larger cuts, in 4" X 4" precut packs, and with wash away preprinted sashiko design.
Tsumugi is a dyed yarn shot cotton. Shot cotton fabrics are made by using two colors of yarn, one color for the warp, a second color for the weft. This results in a distinctive appearance. You already know that dyed yarn fabrics are made from yarn (threads) that are dyed before the fabric is woven. This results in saturated colors and usually both sides of the fabric are suitable for using as "the right side".
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