Archive for the ‘Japanese Fabric of the Week’ Category

Cosmo Alphabet Print

I love flash cards and old school primers. This cotton-linen alphabet print from Cosmo also makes me think of board game graphics. Spotted at JapanLovelyCrafts on Etsy. Related posts: Cosmo Cotton Lawn Japanese Cotton Lawns Daiwabo Double Gauze Quilt Market Fall 2008: Japanese Fabric: Cosmo Vintage Prints From Daiwabo

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Memoire a Paris Cotton Lawn

Planning those spring dresses yet? Memoire a Paris is a group of florals on cotton lawn from Lecien. These are some of the prints in the Fall 2011 collection. Spotted at Matatabi. Related posts: Cosmo Cotton Lawn Japanese Fabric of the Week: Petit Capuchon Budget Cotton Lawns at Fabric.com Spring Quilt Market 2011 – Paris [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Yuwa Umbrellas

Umbrella fabric from Yuwa, spotted in two colorways at Contemporary Cloth (Sondra loves Yoshiko Jinjenzi too!) and in a great red at Bon Bon Atelier. Related posts: Japanese Fabric of the Week: Yuwa Alphabet Japanese Fabric of the Week: Yuwa Scandi Kitchen Yuwa Live Life: Rabbit and Moon Japanese Fabric of the Week: Suzuko Koseki [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Petit Capuchon

Petite Capuchon is a sweet little near-dot print, offered in four colorways by Matatabi on Etsy. Related posts: Japanese Fabric of the Week: Memoire a Paris Cotton Lawn Help Japan by Buying Japanese Fabric Japanese Fabric of the Week: BunnyBunnybyPinks Japanese Fabric of the Week: Floating Animals Japanese Fabric of the Week: Yuwa Umbrellas

Echino Fall 2011

There is a kind of dance in the design world over what the next “hip” animal will be. Seeing the Echino Fall 2011 collection, I imagine Etsuko Furuya popping and locking herself into the center ring and doing her classic moves. Birds. Deer. Owls. And everyone thinks, daaaaaamn, some say they’re played out now, but [...]

Yuwa Sweet Grid

Yuwa’s Sweet Grid has become as ubiquitous in my sewing projects as Kei’s Honeycomb Dots. You can stock up at Charm Stitch (aka Mira and Westie on Etsy). Related posts: Yuwa Circles and Strawberries Yuwa Live Life: Rabbit and Moon Yuwa Live Life Tea Patchwork Japanese Fabric of the Week: Yuwa Umbrellas Misc. Retro/Reproductions from [...]

Preview: St. Ives by Sarah Fielke

Open publication – Free publishing – More fabric Sarah Fielke and her husband Damian have put this little book preview together to introduce her second collection for Lecien, called St. Ives. (Click on the image to make it full screen, or else you won’t be able to read it!) It made me more than a [...]

Prints Charming: Daisy Chain

Prints Charming has a new home with Kokka for their volume-produced fabric collections, and I think it suits them perfectly! I say volume-produced because their roots are in hand-screenprinted fabrics — making them as well as teaching others to make them. In fact, Cath and Kirsten are touring the U.S. as we speak, holding embroidery [...]

Nani Iro A/W 2011

Nani Iro Autumn/Winter 2011 fabrics are out, and Miss Matatabi is the first shop I know of to have them! The collection marks the introduction of a new basecloth, cotton viyella, which Matatabi describes as a soft, lightweight cotton twill. Free patterns (in Japanese) for the collection here. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kokka [...]