I am continually amazed & delighted with Japanese kimono fabric. The range of fiber content (silk, wool, cotton, synthetics, hemp & blends thereof), the designs that range from simple to complex, & the color combinations that both puzzle me (Westerner that I am) and entrance me, are sources of great aesthetic satisfaction.
The word “kimono” means clothing in Japanese. So a kimono fabric might be meant to make a komon kimono, a haori, an obi, or some other item of clothing. The one thing that all kimono fabric has in common regardless of its fiber content or intended use, is its narrow width, which is between 13” and 14”.
This narrow width is both a challenge and an inspiration to me as I use kimono fabric to design and make beautiful scarves, clothing, home décor and jewelry…
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- Joined February 7, 2011