OMA Space – Seoul

We craft and we design traditional textiles into contemporary forms.

Process

Natural dyeing / Hand weaving

We create a small range of bespoke pieces made with fabrics and materials
sourced through local artisans based in Korea and in Asia.
We work only with natural fibers and with natural practices such as hand weaving and dyeing.

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Natural Ebony Dyeing

ebony dyeing is an extract of fermented ebony fruit for 3 months or more.
Depending on the number of dyes, you will get a tone of color from light grey to dark grey.
We seek natural dyeing process without chemical treatment.
So it changes with the passage of time and the color gradually changes in response to sunlight and water.
The changing process is also beautiful and natural.

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Natural Indigo Dyeing

In order to indigo dye, you have to plant Indigo in the field first.
The long fermentation period and the repeated oxidation process are the preparation steps for indigo dyeing.
In particular, Indigo dyeing requires long experience and know-how compared to other natural dyes.
Yarn or fabric is dyed with the prepared indigo extract.
The color density varies depending on the number of dyes.
Indigo-dye detoxifies the bad energy accumulated in the body,
has a strong antibacterial effect and has an excellent effect on skin protection.

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Weaving (cotton)

Farmer sows cotton seeds on the soil and the seed becomes a cotton flower.
Cotton flower becomes threads through hand-spinning.

Hand-made cotton yarn is unlike the machine-drawn yarn, which has unique texture and irregularity.
Our cotton fabric is woven with hand-spun thread by hand-loom.

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Weaving (silk)

Silk fabric is a cloth made from a silk yarn pulled out of a silkworm cocoon.
A silkworm spits a thread before becoming a moth, then rolls itself and becomes a cocoon.
The yarn wrapped around the cocoon becomes the material of the silk.
When the cocoon is boiled in hot water, it becomes easier to loosen the thread wrapped around the cocoon.
If you collect more than ten rows of loose threads from the cocoon, it will become a silk thread.
When you weave the silk thread into the loom in weft and warp , the silk is beautifully created.

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