75% Japanese Silk 25% Linen width: 114cm (45 in) price per 1 m (39 in)
PRICE PER METER (1m = 39 in)
MINIMUM ORDER: 3m per fabric, sold by whole meters.
Prices listed for 1-10 meters. Discount on 11+ meters (based on combined silk total): contact orders[at]yoshikowada[dot]com
75% Japanese silk/ 25% linen, double linen 3/4cm-wide bands at 2.5 cm spacing, s+z twist. Greige. 114cm (45") width.
Untreated silk broadcloths (leno, silk-linen blends, crepes) made of high twist yarns in which the sericin & fibroin proteins are left intact. This imparts certain qualities and behaviors to the fabric, allowing for interesting surface treatments. Gunma silks are the result of a collaborative idea conceived in 1997 by Yoshiko I Wada and Koshimitsu Mill of Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture. Gunma silks are exceptional canvases for shibori - exploiting the combinations of high twist yarns and proteins on cellulose fibers, playing with textures through gumming, de-gumming, permanent shaping, etc.