the new fabric cutters are designed by Kenzo Jo, the creater of Saori equipment and looms.
link to utube video cloth cutter see it in action.
there are the three sizes of cutters.
The saori cloth cutter was launched in Japan earlier this year.
In Japan the recycling weaving method called "Sakiori" is very popular.
In Sakiori, weavers cut the Kimono fabrics into strips and weave them
into rugs, bags and clothes. many cut fabrics by hand and it can be time consuming.
untill now a good tool was not available to make the strips.
The SAORI Fabric Cutter has 3 different-sized blades cartridges, and
you can cut thick fabrics such as towels and jeans
by switching the cartridge into a wider sized blades.
The fabric cutter can be ordered please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
The orders are back up in the Japan factory so allow about a month/6 weeks or longer from the time of orders.
they run for the cutter $ 164 (plus tax when appicable and shipping within the US)
Because the USA does not have any cutters so i can not show your the sizes i have roughly cut some silk for an example to the close to the sizes of the saori cutter.
left to right 4mm,5mm, commercial 1/4" bias tape,8mm
$84 5mm( 3/16 ") (about 1/8")
4mm( slightly less than 3/16")
8mm (5/16") (very slightly more than 1/4")
"The Graphic Sakiori book is a full-color book with a lot of photos of
Sakiori weaving created by many Japanese weavers,
including some SAORI Weavers and instructors."
$74 ( plus tax when applicable + shipping within the US only.)
you will need to use stick shuttles when weaving with fabric strips not your boat shuttes.
I carry 8",12" 16" 21" length cherry wood stick shuttles as well. more info prices ranging from $9 to $13 etsy shop shuttle section