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Experience making cloth from yarn by hand using traditional techniques


Ton-ton-ton! Listen to the lively sounds of weaving looms.

Tatazuhata Okaiko
Yasaka in Hamada City was a region where sericulture, or silkworm culture, had flourished. Yasaka Village Watabun Art Factory was originally a factory involved in the production of stylish belts in Nishijin of Kyoto, but it is now using its technology to produce silk bath towels under the brand "Kibiso Hadatomodachi" and large shawls.
Here, you can make luncheon mats using the mini looms and experience for yourself the process by which yarn is transformed into cloth. Firstly, you will listen to a story about silkworms before proceeding to choose your yarn. The mothers who are local residents are also talented craftspeople. They will teach you how to weave using the loom and you will get started! At first, you may not be used to it and the fabric may seem a little uneven as you learn how to insert the wefts and the force you need to hold the cloth down. However, once you get the hang of it, your technique will become more efficient and you will work quickly. Having a bit of yarn protruding out is cute. Our original luncheon mat is done.

You can choose the yarn of your favorite color.

Once you get the hang of it, the design will come together quickly.