Archive for the ‘Japanese Fabric of the Week’ Category

Kokka Faces of Beauty

Someone at Kokka must have a Boston Terrier. This fabric just cracks me up. The little stars are a nice touch too. Available at Fabricworm in turquoise and pink, though these images are from the Hong Kong-based Modes4U who has just the pink version. Related posts: Japanese Fabric of the Week: Jolis Copains from Kokka [...]

Quarter Report

Quarter Report is a mini chain of brick & mortar shops in Japan offering its own brand of fabric and textile goods alongside worldwide brands like Almedahls, Boras, Marimekko, Kinnamark, Sanderson, Ljungbergs, and Florence Broadhurst. They have an online shop too. It’s all in Japanese so maybe someone can jump in and tell me more about the fabric specs and [...]

Echino Fall 2012

Some lost photos from Quilt Market! How I could let Echino fall through the cracks, I don’t know, but we’re all here together now and that’s what’s important. This season Etsuko Furuya is simultaneously releasing the latest iteration of her nature-themed collection AND more Ni-co, which is the more simple, graphic transportation-and-objects collection. We’re also [...]

Muddy Works by Tomotake

  { image from Pink Chalk Fabrics } I misidentifed this collection at Quilt Market as Nani Iro (thanks to Miss Matatabi for the info), so I am posting to make amends and also because they’re wonderful fabrics worth another look. Muddy Works is by husband and wife design team Tomotake, and the simple geometric [...]

Kokka Happy Animals

Happy calico animals cotton, spotted at Nanagracy on Etsy. Related posts: Farm Animals From Lecien Happy Cats and Dogs Japanese Fabric of the Week: Floating Animals Kokka Labels and Ads Japanese Fabric of the Week: Jolis Copains from Kokka

Diamond Stripe Kids’ Prints from Kokka

Leaves, Marimekko-esque flowers, cars, and hippos — four different motifs, all brought together by diamondy-dotty stripes. These 100% cotton lightweight canvas prints (available individually or in precut bundles) were spotted at Fabricworm amongst lots of new fabrics from Kokka. Related posts: Kokka Trefle Scandi Prints Japanese Fabric of the Week: Jolis Copains from Kokka Kokka [...]

Kei Cats

Fabricworm has an impressive array of new Japanese imports including these vintage-y cats from Kei in three colorways. Related posts: Happy Cats and Dogs Daily Swatch: Cats Daily Swatch: Cats Daily Swatch: Cats Daily Swatch: Cats

Makumo Textile Design

Makumo fabric panels and goods are hand-screenprinted by Japanese artisan Miki Fukuyama. These designs just blow me away, as does her screen printing skill (two+ colors is hard!). Her style is unique, beautiful, and edgy but not alienating. I like how some of the conversational designs are layered in black over different background patterns (see Animal [...]

Checkerboard Poppies

I love this lightweight canvas fabric, new at Superbuzzy — it’s a narrow width at 36-37″ wide, and comes in five colorways. Related posts: Scattered Blooms Lawn Sea-Themed Fabric from Kokka Mushroom Wave Fabric Swatch Fabric Print Japanese Fabric of the Week: Junzo Terada Circus