Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide
Label: 1 - pale indigo
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide
Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide

Buaisou

Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide

Sale price$8.00
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Fabric is sold by the quarter yard and cut as one piece. Example: Quantity 1 = 1/4 yard.

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Indigo-dyed fabric - 100% cotton - 13 3/4" wide

1 - pale indigo

6328 San Pablo Ave

Pickup currently unavailable

6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
United States

Material: 100% cotton
Width: 13 3/4"
Price per 1/4 yard: $8-9
Price per yard: $32.00-36.00*

We sell our fabric by the quarter yard and cut as one piece.
This enables you to purchase only what you need. 

Example: Quantity 1 = 1/4 yard. Quantity 2 = 1/2 yard. Etc.
Please contact is with any questions you may have. Info@averbforkeepingwarm.com

This fabric is 13 3/4" wide.

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This narrow-width fabric is hand-dyed with indigo by a group of Japanese indigo farmers and artists named BUAISOU.

The fabric is 100% cotton. It is woven on looms specializing in the narrow-width of 13 3/4". It is tightly woven, yet lightweight, suitable for garments, home accessories like quilts, and mending. 

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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, sashiko thread, sewing thread, and the fabric used in their handmade pincushions. You can read more about BUAISOU and learn how to make this kind of indigo vat in our book, Journeys in Natural Dyeing.

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.

The range of colors is created by repeatedly dipping the fabric into the indigo vats. Between each dip, the fabric is exposed to air. 

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For those of you who are indigo connoisseurs, a fun indigo fact, is that with this style of indigo vat, the lightest shade (pale indigo) is the hardest shade to obtain. As the vat starts out strong, and it is only through use of the vat, and keeping the bacteria in the vat that make the indigo water-soluble healthy, can this color be made. Typically, we are unable to get this color from BUAISOU, but since they had a vat in this special condition at this time, we were able to get this color of fabric.

There are five shades of blue to choose from:
1 - pale indigo
2 - light indigo
3 - indigo
4 - dark indigo
5 - very dark indigo*

*Very dark indigo, due to the labor-intensive process of dyeing and washing, is slightly more expensive.