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This linen look 100% cotton fabric from Japanese manufacturer Sevenberry homespun cotton is printed to look like vintage edo komon (Edo small pattern) fabric, in cream on dark indigo blue. The slightly lower thread count, linen look plain weave, and soft thickness is almost identical to the Takumi range from Olympus Thread Mfg. Co., and the two ranges work well together. Ideal for boro inspired work, sashiko, bags, home textile or wearables, this is a versatile fabric. I included it in some of the projects in 'The Book of Boro'. Lovely to hand stitch.

Sevenberry don't name their fabric patterns, just give them code numbers, which can be hard to remember, so we call this one same (shark (skin)) - pronounced 'sa-may'. It is a traditional Japanese edo komon (Edo small pattern), which was dyed on semi formal kimono fabrics and samurai kamishimo formal ensembles, using the katazome (stencil dye) technique with a rice paste resist.


110cm (43in) wide (approx).


100% cotton

Made in Japan

NB - sold by the half metre, so order '2' for 1 metre, '3' for 1.5m etc.

'same' by Sevenberry linen look cotton by 1/2m

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