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This is a subtle warm mid brown coloured cotton fabric from Olympus Thread Mfg. Co., excellent for sashiko, patchwork, bag making and other projects. Part of the Sakizome Momen range (colours are inspired by 'forests, herbs, flowers and earth' colours), it would make a subtle background for sashiko and mix well with fabrics for a boro inspired piece. This medium natural shade is perfect for all your Japanese taupe projects.

The weave is loose enough to easily stitch sashiko with fine, medium or thick sashiko threads. Ideal for wearables, boro style patchwork, 'French embroidery' (floral embroidery in the style of Japanese embroiderer Alice Makabe) or any project where a subtle naural shade would look good. The relatively low thread count means it is not suitable for detailed patchwor with very small pieces.


110cm wide


100% cotton


Made in Japan by Olympus Thread Mfg. Co.

NB - sold in half metre (50cm) lengths, so please order '2' for one metre, '3' for 1 1/2m etc.  Fabric will be sent as one continous length.  Maximum length on bolt is 5 metres.

OL100E Sakizome Momen warm mid brown cotton by the half metre

  • Zigzag or overlock the edges before stitching sashiko, as this fabric will fray more than regular patchwork cottons.

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