We’ll start this Quilt Market coverage with the Kokka booth. There was actually a complex of booths under the umbrella of Seven Islands (who I’m pretty sure doesn’t have a website yet), the U.S. distributor for Kokka, Echino, Sunfelt, Cosmo, Kiyohara, and other Japanese textile companies. Naturally I got sucked in, stayed forever, took a million pictures, and came back repeatedly, fearing I had missed something. Here are some new fabrics to look for in the coming months:
I adore this! It’s good to see that folk/Pennsylvania Dutch is here to stay for a while.
This had a barkcloth-like texture — not as nice as vintage barkcloth, but I’m happy to see it.
Two kinds of polka dots on one fabric. Kokka, polka. Fun to say!
Loved these knits. Most of the retailers I spoke to said that knits are a hard sell in the U.S. — they want to stock them but they just don’t move. So bust out your serger and get over your fears, people!
Lots more Kokka photos here. Which is your favorite?