#YU003 vintage yukata cotton leaves on light grey
This vintage Japanese cotton was originally chusen stencil dyed by hand for young women's summer yukata kimono, c2000. The stencil dyeing technique has similarities to screen printing, and produces a reversable fabric where each alternating section mirror images the next, so you can use either side of the fabric. You can watch some of the chusen dyeing processes in this sequence of video clips on YouTube.
The fabric is a similar weight to patchwork cotton. The fabulous retro leaves on light grey are very large motifs. The grey has a very slight blue tint.
Sold by the panel, approx 37cm wide x 100cm long. Multiple panels will be sent as one piece. The selvedges are designed to left on, so you can use the full width.
These yukata fabrics look great simply bordered with other materials, especially stripes, and quilted to make a scroll style wallhanging, or cut up to make wonderful patchworks with large scale prints. They give an especially interesting twist to strip patchworks, like Log Cabin designs. A current trend in Japan is to use them to make si