Hagire is a word used for scraps of cloths. There are hundreds and hundreds of different designs, texture and colors. You can find birds, flowers, cherry blossoms, geometric patterns, in every size shape or color. Each design has a different meaning and some are used in special occasions. Buy some and find out about an unknown world.
Why so special
So, many of you might be wondering, “Where do these scraps of cloth come from?” These scraps of cloth come from kimonos. Kimonos are cut and a long piece of cloth is usually cut off and sold like scrap. So you just might happen to have a piece of cloth of a famous person’s kimono. Who knows where that scrap came from!
Let your imagination run wild
In Japan, these scraps are used for all sorts of purposes. Many of them are sewn together. Others are used to make patchworks and other sorts of crafts, Just by sewing together hundreds of small pieces of silk or any other material you can create many things for you or just to give away as a present for someone. You just have to let your imagination run wild.
Chirimen, a very noble material
Chirimen is a material made from weaving plain silk and sometimes may contain polyester or wool. This material is mainly used to make kimonos and for making wrappings. There are many ways to make this material, the threads or yarns used are woven in different ways to create different textures and designs. This fabric is great because it doesn’t wrinkle.
The old dyeing technique
Yuzen is a dyeing technique. Long ago materials were dyed with starch made from rice, then they were painted with a special technique as well ,this form of dyeing and painting was called Yuzen and now the materials using this technique is called that way. Yuzen materials have a very wide variety of colors from soft to bright colors, giving everyone a big option to choose from.
Create all sorts of crafts with scraps of kasuri
Kasuri is a technique from India and was bought to Japan by the Ryukyu people. This technique was used in producing fabrics that later adopted the technique’s name. This is an expensive material because it takes a long time to produce. Nevertheless, it is used throughout Japan for decorations such as clothes, ties, bags, wall hangings and other small items.
Who ever likes crafts or needs to decorate the house, these scraps are a great option. Pick from any of these fabrics’ designs and create something unique and amazing!