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Just released in this new colour! This is a thicker cotton fabric from Olympus Thread Mfg. Co., excellent for sashiko, patchwork, bag making and other projects. It is made to look like old cloth, with subtle colours (the range is inspired by 'forests, herbs, flowers and earth' colours), and feels like a soft, handwoven cotton. OL100S is a two tone greenish blue that resembles a natural indigo. The inspiration for the new shades was 'denim' and it would be great for boro on jeans! Unlike denim, this is a flatweave, so easier to stitch for sashiko.

The weave is loose enough to easily stitch sashiko with fine, medium or thick sashiko threads. Ideal for wearables, boro style patchwork, or any project where an antique look is desired. 

Shades OL100T 'indigo' blue, OL100U blue black and OL100W mustard yellow are also in stock, and I am hoping to stock OL100V (dark red) as soon as it is available again.


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.

OL100S Sakizome Momen greenish blue 'denim look' 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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