[Size order] Shuttle linen 25HD 38cm width Size order <Each color>
Shuttle Linen 25HD Kitchen Cloth <Each Color> (38cm x 55cm)
This is a product page with the same specifications and different sizes. The 38 cm side is fixed due to the width of the fabric, but we accept custom-made lengths. All photos on this page are 38cm x 55cm in size. See fabric and size reference. Since the fabric and specifications are the same, I will also quote the introduction.
It is manufactured after receiving an order, and the estimated delivery time is about 1-2 weeks.
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When I started PINT, the first material I wanted to work with the most was linen. Suitable for the hot and humid climate of Japan, it has been used and loved for a long time. It can be used as a natural material with excellent functionality even in today's lifestyles that have changed.
In particular, the linen material is useful around the water. Highly absorbent and quick-drying, it dries and is hygienic even in the rainy season and summer. It's also very strong, so you can use it for a long time. Each time you use it, it will grow and you can enjoy the beauty of aging.
I thought I'd make a kitchen cloth first because I could pack the goodness of linen tightly and use it. It's a very simple product, so the fabric is almost everything. I was able to try various fabrics, visit the factory, and meet this fabric, which became the very first product of PINT.
The maker of this linen fabric is a craftsman who has inherited the tradition of Omi Jofu in the Omi Koto production area in Shiga Prefecture, and now mainly manufactures fabrics for apparel collection brands.
It is not simply linen fabric cut into kitchen cloth size. As a kitchen cloth, we use a fabric developed to bring out the best of the linen material. Slightly thick 25 count threads are carefully woven on an old-fashioned shuttle loom at a speed of 1 to 2 meters per hour.
The texture is different from ordinary fabrics, and you can clearly feel the strong and solid texture just by touching the fabric. The functionality and comfort of use, and the feeling of growing softer as you use it, make you look forward to working in the kitchen.
The fabric is made to be used for decades as a kitchen cloth, so you can use it for a long time.
We carefully weave at a speed of 1m to 2m per hour with an old-fashioned shuttle loom.
Compared to the rapier looms that are mainly used today, the production speed is much slower, but the density and texture of the fabric can only be achieved with shuttle looms.
Since linen tends to break when a force is applied to it while it is being woven on a loom, the threads will break during the weaving process, and the threads will be tied one by one by hand as the work progresses.
Weaving with this shuttle loom requires not only skill, but also perseverance and time. Thick and durable threads such as cotton denim and canvas are still woven with shuttle looms, but 100% linen fabrics made with shuttle looms are rare.
This is what is called the shuttle, through which the weft thread is passed through the shuttle loom.
It is made of heavy wood and moves back and forth from side to side to pass the weft threads. Its movement is like a satellite, so it is called a shuttle (satellite).
On the other hand, modern rapier looms are designed to fly the weft with an air jet.
Even with this difference alone, I think you can imagine the difference in speed.
This 25 count thread is woven on the loom. Thick threads are ideal for kitchen cloths used around water.
The color is unbleached. This is the color of the raw material flux itself.
A zoomed photograph of the fabric woven from the upper thread on a shuttle loom.
You can see that the thread is tightly woven. Ultra-high density weaving beyond high density. By doing this, in addition to preventing fluff from standing up, a large amount of yarn is used, so the water absorption is increased.
It is just the right amount of manufacturing, using 2 to 3 times more thread than normal linen kitchen cloth, and weaving it with a shuttle loom as densely as possible.
If you look at the threads one by one, you can see that the threads are straight and beautiful. Due to the characteristics of linen, the thickness of the thread tends to be uneven, and many kitchen cloths have a little more unevenness in the thickness of the thread.
The work of the process of making yarn called spinning is reflected here. If the thickness of the thread is uneven, it will not be possible to weave at this high density, so it is necessary that the quality of the entire process, from thread to weaving, is uniform.
It is a fabric that is woven from linen and unloaded from the loom. With the concept of linen cloth grown from scratch, the fabric and products are neither softened nor pasted. Because it is unprocessed and has an ultra-high density weave, it will be taut at the beginning of use, so please wash or run it through water before use. At that time, the weave is tightly clogged and shrinkage occurs. I think that you can feel the new born fabric as it is unloaded from the loom.
The photo is after 2 months of use. Since it is not glued, the softness of the linen material itself comes out immediately. After repeated use and washing, it gradually becomes softer.
It's easy to use and it's easy to use, and the cloth that is tightly packed is more water absorbent. Please enjoy the change over time as the texture gradually improves and the linen grows softer.
You can see that it has woven ears. This is peculiar to the shuttle loom, and it is because the fabric is woven in this width.
Woven selvage and no seams on the two long sides allow moisture to escape and dry faster. (Same image as Tenugui)
This double line is yarn-dyed yarn that is dyed in the state of yarn before weaving. Threads from a dead stock dyer that was once said to be the most beautiful linen dyer in Japan. I use it little by little with line use. The color of the unique nuance which is unlikely now is beautiful.
This linen fabric is carefully cut along one weft thread and sewn. The tension during weaving is high, and the woven fabric is quite curved, so by cutting along the weft, it is possible to eliminate distortion after use.
It looks simple, but the kitchen cloth is packed with everything you can think about, from thread to finish. I would be happy if you could use it for a long time and grow it.
<How to order>
・Please specify the desired finish size in 1 cm increments in " Production size (length) cm ".
・Please select the price range that corresponds to the "production size" from " size (length) cm by price".
Example) If the desired size is 92 cm (Finished about 65 cm wide x 92 cm long)
"Production size (length) cm" → Enter "92"
"Size (length) cm by price" → Select "86-95cm = ¥4950"
・Choose a color.
Because it is a natural fiber, the color may vary depending on the thread lot. In rare cases, the unbleached color of the base other than the double line may be slightly different, such as a color close to beige or a color close to gray.
38cm x size order
The 38 cm side uses the width of the fabric as it is, so it may differ slightly depending on the lot at the time of weaving.
10-15% shrinkage in the warp direction and 5-10% in the weft (width: 38cm) direction during the first wash. In the case of a standard size kitchen cloth, it shrinks from "38cm x 55cm when finished" to "about 35cm x 47cm after washing and using several times". Shrinkage may vary slightly depending on the weaving lot and washing environment.
[Handling and care]
・It is a raw fabric that has been woven and has not undergone fabric processing. At the time of handing over, it is in a firm state with tension. Please wash once or run through water before use.
・Be careful not to use bleach, fluorescent agents, or dryers as the texture may be damaged.
・When ironing, it is recommended to set the temperature to medium or lower, not the high temperature setting. When setting the high temperature, apply a pressing cloth.
*Frequently Asked Questions/Supplementary Comments*
・Line There are multiple "colors", so please choose a color from the options.
・Shuttle linen 25HD fabric is available in two widths, 38cm and 65cm.