Posts tagged ‘echino’

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Kokka – Misc.

Kokka’s other offerings included new big Trefle prints … Lots of new assorted prints for kids … Big crazy photorealistic mushrooms … A Mexico-inspired mini-collection: Smaller-scale prints to join the slightly creepy/cute stuffed animal-themed collection introduced last market: Cute sewing-themed cotton-linen blends: There were also new prints on nylon, a basecloth that Kokka introduced this [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Kokka – Echino Fall 2010

Echino by Etsuko Furuya for Kokka always seems to be the most-photographed display at Quilt Market, so you’ve probably already seen these out there in blogland, but here it is in case you haven’t! The Fall 2010 main cotton-linen collection is already in stores — I think the oilcloths follow later. This collection is full [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2010: Kokka

Seven Islands is the U.S. distributor for several Japanese brands, including Kokka, Kiyohara, and Sun Felt. Kokka’s biggest release this season is Heather Ross’ Far Far Away II, which will get its own post. Here are shots of the other Kokka collections. One of my favorite prints of the entire Market was the Trefle carnival [...]

New Release Tuesday

Cloud9 Fabrics‘ second 100% organic collection, Beyond the Sea, is just now hitting the shops. I love how it captures everything that inspires us about the seaside without being too literal. Can’t wait to see their next collection at Quilt Market! The Spring 2010 Echino Ni-Co by Etsuko Furuya has sunglasses, cameras, and transportation — [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Echino Ni-Co Spring 2010

Here’s a sneak peek at the next iteration of Etsuko Furuya’s Echino Ni-co line. No release date yet, but it should be in shops soon. As Superbuzzy explains, Ni-co is Furuya’s objects/transportation line; none of the usual animals here! Thanks to Jonah of Maluhia Designs for the initial heads-up and to Sew L.A. for the [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Echino Fall 2009

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, [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Kokka Part II: Echino

Most of Kokka’s booth was dedicated to the new Echino fabrics by Etsuko Furuya. And Etsuko herself was there too! At this market I got to spend some quality time with Kelly, proprietress of Superbuzzy, and she was nice enough to introduce me to her and all the Kokka representatives. Through a translator we asked [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: New Echino

Thanks to Kelly at Superbuzzy, we’re getting a preview of the newest Echino fabrics by designer Etsuko Furuya. Though she’s not certain, Kelly assumes they will be printed on the traditional Echino cotton-linen blend — and maybe the oilcloths with make a comeback. What do you think? We’ll be sure to get more information at [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2009: Kokka

This post is part of a series reporting on the Spring 2009 International Quilt Market by True Up East Coast Stringer Mary Beth of Supafine. OH. EM. GEE. You guys. I’ve never been up close and personal with any of Kokka’s fabric before. So if I get a little drool on this post, I beg [...]