For the Love of BUAISOU Sampler
For the Love of BUAISOU Sampler
For the Love of BUAISOU Sampler
For the Love of BUAISOU Sampler
For the Love of BUAISOU Sampler
For the Love of BUAISOU Sampler

Buaisou

For the Love of BUAISOU Sampler

Sale price$25.00

Color:Fabric + Dark Indigo Thread
Quantity:
2 units left
Pickup available at 6328 San Pablo Ave Usually ready in 24 hours

For the Love of BUAISOU Sampler

Fabric + Dark Indigo Thread

6328 San Pablo Ave

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
United States

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. They are 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 this fabric and sashiko thread. You can read more about BUAISOU and learn how to make this kind of indigo vat in our book, Journeys in Natural Dyeing.

We adore BUAISOU's work and seeing the array of blues together makes us swoon. So we thought for this holiday season, we would offer a special sampler, where you receive 1/8 of a yard of their cotton fabric (13 3/4" wide) in pale indigo, light indigo, indigo, and dark indigo and a hank of their indigo-dyed (20/4) sashiko thread. There are two options: dark indigo and pale indigo. 

Use this fabric and thread to create a wall-hanging, add to a quilt, mend a favorite garment - these fabrics and thread are a really beautiful addition to anything you love.