Japanese Fabric of the Week: Echino Fall 2009

birdsong

Here’s a closer look at Echino Fall 2009 by Etsuko Furuya, previously seen at Quilt Market. It’s now available in the shops, woohooo! These are all cotton-linen blends — which some may argue is a better all-purpose fabric than quilting cotton. (It’s certainly better for clothing!) The border print Birdsong, above, is in four colorways, and the design runs parallel to the selvedge.

FlowerBed

This is Flowerbed. I was drawn to the maybe-brown, maybe-purple colorway — I think my monitor deceives me because it looks brown to me, but Superbuzzy calls it Oxblood and Fabricworm calls it Eggplant, so I’m thinking it’s more deep purple/deep burgundy-ish? And last but most definitely not least, are Ornament, Quiet Ground, and Peacock.

Will you be buying some? Which prints?

ornament

quietground

peacock

8 Comments

  1. Jules O says:

    I actually like the whole range, which is a 1st for me. If I could I would buy the whole lot!

  2. Rhea says:

    It is indeed a brown… but a purple-y brown.

    (If that makes any sense).

    I’ve just recently seen it in person.

    (Soooooo gorgeous).

  3. Amber says:

    Already have an order on the way – I’m hoping it comes tomorrow :-)
    I love it all – very excited about this line!

  4. vadjutka says:

    I am such a great fan of Echino fabrics – I just cant have enough!

  5. nycstitcher says:

    It was not a matter of would I be buying some. It was how fast my fingers would move on Superbuzzy and Purl! I’m still not sure what I have–let’s see, purple birds, both green and pink peacocks (the print), purple/pink and black “peaceful (?)” and pink and aqua flower garden. I think that’s it. I am absolutely thrilled with all of them, even though I’m not sure yet what I will be doing with them. (I usually don’t buy fabric “on faith” anymore!) Now, anyone know if there will be more shipments?!!

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  8. Caila Murphy says:

    I love ALL of these fabrics! I’m definitely getting some of the Ni-Co fabrics, and I love Birdsong.
    Anyone know if this fabric weight could be used on a dress or skirt? I want to wear them! And I have a client specifically asking if I could make her something wear-able out of some of these fabrics. I haven’t seen or felt them in person, so I’m not sure how heavy they are.
    Thanks for this post!
    Caila, the Little Boo Boutique