Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% ramie
Label: Ramie
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% ramie


Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% ramie

Sale price$16.25
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Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% ramie

dark indigo

6328 San Pablo Ave

Pickup currently unavailable

6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
United States

Content: 100% ramie
Width: 17 1/2"
Price per 1/4 yard: $16.25
Price per yard: $65.00

In a rural corner of Japan, there are a group of people who work together under the name BUAISOU who are completely dedicated to indigo. BUAISOU is comprised of a farm, dye studio, and design-studio and located in Tokushima prefecture, the historical center of indigo farming and processing in Japan. Every year they grow and harvest their own indigo, dry the leaves, and compost them. They combine this compost with wood ash lye, wheat bran, and water and use fermentation to create indigo vats. Within these vats, they dye every shade of blue, on items such as cotton fabric, sashiko thread, sewing thread, and the fabric used in their handmade pincushions.

This ramie fabric is a unique offering from BUAISOU, and we have a limited supply in dark indigo and now pale indigo. Ramie (Boehmeria nivea) is a cellulose-based, bast fiber similar to linen. This cloth is absolutely stunning. The indigo glows; upon close inspection, you can see a range of blues running along each, fine thread. This fabric would make a stunning shell to wear in the hot Summer months. Create a breath-taking wall hanging using BUAISOU thread to stitch patterns. Or, simply hem the two ends, and create a splendid table runner.