Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Chirimen Crepe Fabric

I'm now introducing several kinds of Yuzen Chirimen Crepe fabrics after so many requests from my customers for Atelier JADE http://www.h7.dion.ne.jp/~atelierj/
Yuzen Chirimen uses a traditional stencil dyeing technique ever since 8th century in Kyoto area. It is traditionally made of silk, but these days it's made of rayon or polyester.
The texture is so delicate and gentle. And the traditional patterns are so gorgeous. But please take good care of it as it will shrink if you soak in water (hot or cold).
You'll experience totaly new fabric with beautiful colors and gorgeous texture. Traditional "kanzashi", bag and other small zakka things have been made of Chirimen for hundreds years in Japan. Enjoy the Japanese tradition in modern way!

12 comments:

Gina said...

So very beautiful!

*Kumi said...

Hi Gina.
They're really beautiful.
Not even the design of the fabric, but the texture is so damn good!

Handmade Girl said...

I love those! I'm scared to use the silky fabrics, though, until I can learn to sew a bit better.

*Kumi said...

Hi, handmade girl.
I was afraid before I started to sew with Chirimen.
But this one is easy to sew, and I do recommend manual sewing as it hides all uneven stitches!!

mi2 in CA said...

so pretty, what are you going to make, Kumi?

*Kumi said...

Hi Mimie.
I've been making rose corsage out of them!

Gina said...

Wish I could feel the texture, we need "feeling world wide web"! So your visitors could actually touch a sample on their screen : )

*Kumi said...

Hi Gina.
That would be so great!
I love to have "smelling" function as well!

joyce said...

very lovely fabric kumi!

Gina said...

Yes! Smell O` Vision.

*Kumi said...

Hi Joyce.
Thanks :D

*Kumi said...

Hi Gina.
Isn't that so much fun?
Cannot wait unitl some genious discovered the way to do it!