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Blanket 2021 Osaka Senshu

 

In 2020 and 2021, amidst the coronavirus pandemic, it was difficult to manufacture products overseas, so we searched for production in Japan and started producing blankets in Senshu, a region that we had been interested in for some time.

I had some good encounters and was able to try new things, which was very meaningful.

 

Izumiotsu City, Osaka is the number one producer of blankets in Japan.
Woven blankets are created by skilled craftsmen who use their experience to complete every step of the process, starting from creating the design pattern, weaving, washing, raising, and finishing.

This is the production process.

Through the weaving factory ``Hinode Keori Textile,'' we were able to learn about the creation of crest paper, and we were able to see the washing and raising process at ``Imanshin Keori Co., Ltd.''

​紋紙_製作

​You can't tell the pattern just by looking at the pattern paper.

​pattern paper_production
​pattern paper_production

​Washing and brushing

​紋紙_製作
​紋紙_製作
​紋紙_製作

​Set the pattern paper on top and start weaving. Specify the location of the warp threads using the pattern paper.

It was my first time learning a lot of things, such as the amount of brushing, as I progressed.Finish by processing the edges, adding labels, etc.

Using undyed natural fiber wool, we have created a wonderful blanket that retains Katsuji Wakisaka's warm yet sophisticated design.

Wool, a natural fiber, has excellent heat retention and moisture absorption and moisture release properties. Even in the cold winter, people sweat a lot, and the fabric absorbs and releases the moisture, keeping you warm but not stuffy.

​I think you will feel comfortable using it, both from its functionality and appearance.

Rug Rug

 

At undyed+, we create and propose rugs with original designs that are comfortable to live in.

Grows in the harsh nature of 4500m high at the foot of the Himalayas.

It is made from wool, which provides a strong coat that is perfect for carpets.

Among antique products, rugs made from high-quality materials and undyed,

Even after 100 years, there is little damage to the threads, and it has a taste that never gets old, and its simple beauty continues to be highly praised across borders.

sheep
Undyed Tibetan wool
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Undyed Tibetan wool

(The bottom one is nettle)

undyed+ design

We specialize in simple, timeless designs that combine distinctive materials and weaves. I am referring to the primitive design of antique rugs. (Photo reference)

morocco berber rug

Morocco

berber tribe

rug

Iran, Loli tribe, Gabe
turkish tur

Iran

Raleigh tribe

Gabe

Türkiye

Tru

We are collaborating with a popular designer who boasts a first-class track record overseas.

Katsuji Wakisaka Textile Designer

Born in Kyoto in 1944.

 

Moved to Finland in 1968,

 

Involved in textile design at Marimekko Company.

 

``Jack Lenore Larsen Co.'' in New York in 1976,

After returning to Japan, I started working with Wacoal Interior Fabric.Works as a freelancer.

 

Currently based in Kyoto, he is active as a designer for "SOU SOU".

Katsuji Wakisaka
こんな工程を経て出来上がります。

Hand-spun and hand-woven rugs take a lot of time and effort. This will result in a more flavorful rug.

shearing sheep
transportation
spin a thread
wash the finished weaving
finishing

Shear the sheep.

 

A single strand of wool that has been shorn is called fleece.

Remove any dirt or feces.

 

transported from Tibet to NepalThe wool is separated into several different colors by hand.

wash.Soak it in detergent for a few hours, remove any more dirt by hand, loosen it, and let it dry.

Karting, raking the wool to make it easier to spin. There are things that are done by hand and things that are done by machines.

spin a thread.
The fluffy combed wool is stretched out with hands (feet) and spun.

 

Form the spun yarn into a ball and begin weaving.
Tighten the warp threads, insert the cotton threads for the weft threads, and finish weaving one piece at a time while looking at the drawing.

 

     Wash the finished weaving.
     Dry. Wash again.

     It will take some time as it depends on the weather.

 

This is the finishing touch.
Smooth the surface using large scissors or a carpet comb.
Press the back side so that it is not too uneven.
After processing the tassels, it's completed! !

Remove dirt and feces
wash wool
spin a thread
Rug production process
Rug production process
Rug production process
Rug materials and maintenance
nettle
nettle fiber

undyed+ rugs are made from 100% natural fibers.

 

wool

Wool is the most commonly used material for carpets, and is highly moisturizing, repelling water and having excellent moisture absorption properties. It has excellent elasticity, and even after being stepped on tens of thousands of times, it will recover while remaining soft to the touch.

There are over 200 types of wool, and some grow very quickly, and the thickness, length, number of crimps, hardness, softness, luster, and color of the wool vary greatly depending on the breed.

Sheep that grow on scarce green grass in the Himalayan highlands, where the climate is harsh with extreme heat and cold, have thick, long wool that intertwines with a lot of crimp, making it the perfect wool for strong and elastic carpets. I'll give it to you. The longer you use it, the more lustrous it becomes and the more it matures into a deep carpet.

 

 

Irakusa Giant nettle (local name Arrow)

We use giant nettles (local name: arrow) that grow in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern Nepal at an altitude of 1,200 to 3,000 meters.

It takes a lot of time and effort to make arrow fibers.

It is a strong, insect-resistant fiber that becomes softer the more you use it, is resistant to corrosion, and is extremely durable. It is also used as a raw material for preserved foods and medicines.

This nettle fiber has a unique luster, giving it a calm, natural gentleness and a sense of luxury. It is the same type of ramie used for Miyako Jofu, which has been used as a fiber in Japan since the Jomon period. In Europe and America, the same type of nettle (Japanese name: Western nettle) is famous and is used as a medicinal plant for rheumatism, diabetes, and allergies such as hay fever and atopic dermatitis.

お手入れについて
 

<ウールについて>
通常はウール用洗剤を布にしみこませ、固く絞りこすり後、お水で軽く拭いて下さい。
お洗濯の場合は、お水(お湯は不可)でウール用洗剤を使い軽く押洗いし形を整え、陰干してください。その際羊毛のムダ毛が出ますが、よくすすいでいただければご心配はいりません。ムダ毛はお使いいただいているうちに無くなっていきます。

 

<イラクサについて>
イラクサは洗濯すると硬くなります、ご注意ください。、お水(お湯は不可)でウール用洗剤を使い軽く押洗いしその後、柔軟剤、ヘアーリンスをつけて洗い流し、ブラシなどで丁寧にほぐして、形を整え、陰干してください。

*天然繊維の頻繁な洗濯は繊維を痛めますのでお勧めいたしません。

Felt items Felt items

 

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, and current felt crafting was brought to Japan as a form of vocational training by NGOs from overseas.is. In this country, where there are rolling blackouts for 12 hours a day and water resources are limited, felt crafting, which does not require many resources other than wool and is easy to learn, seemed to be a good fit.

 

You can make a sheet out of soapy water and cut it into shapes, or you can leave the fluffy fur and shape it into bags.

Detailed patterns and stuffed animals are created using a technique called needlepoint. All steps will be handmade. Each piece of felt is handcrafted with great care and effort, giving you a sense of warmth and gentleness.

 

Undyed+ felt products are original designs of our company.

Every year we introduce new designs and items. Rather than sticking to existing methods, we will incorporate new methods, create samples, and work through trial and error with Nepal to create something even more appealing.

Production scene
Production scene

Production scene

Production scene

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