Posts tagged ‘hokkoh’

Spring Quilt Market 2011: Hokkoh – Hummingbird

From the looks of it, Hokkoh had a smaller booth set up this year (no samples), but the collections were strong and they brought with them a small rack of apparel fabric that I was going a bit crazy over. The apparel fabric was a bit of a test for them, and they were surprised [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: Hokkoh – Hummingbird

From the looks of it, Hokkoh had a smaller booth set up this year (no samples), but the collections were strong and they brought with them a small rack of apparel fabric that I was going a bit crazy over. The apparel fabric was a bit of a test for them, and they were surprised [...]

Garden by Hokkoh

Garden is another knockout collection from Japanese company Hokkoh, and it’s just arriving in stores now. In case you’re Googling it, you might find it billed as a Lecien collection (Lecien is a Hokkoh distributor in the U.S.). Related posts: Japanese Fabric of the Week: Wa-Modern by Hokkoh Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Hokkoh – [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Hokkoh – Misc.

In addition to Garden, Japanese company Hokkoh also introduced three other collections. These first two both feature photorealistic screenprinting. First is Forest & Cute Animal Collection: And the second is Foppish Friends, starring these ladies: Finally, the pretty and painterly Tea Party: Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Hokkoh – Garden Spring Quilt Market [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Hokkoh – Garden

The Japanese company Hokkoh continues to make a strong showing at Market. This time they presented four collections. The biggest one was called Garden — I can’t stop staring at these gorgeous, saturated colors. The coordinating stripe is overprinted with a transparent white leaf design — a really pretty effect that we’ll see from other [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Wa-Modern by Hokkoh

At Quilt Market this spring, the folks at Hokkoh described their collection Wa-Modern (it may also be listed as Wa-Nouveau, if you’re Googling) as traditional Japanese motifs made modern. I only got to see little swatches of it at that time, and of course it’s even more spectacular as yardage. Thanks to Portland’s Bolt Fabric [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2010 – Hokkoh

We first met Japanese manufacturer Hokkoh last fall. This market they were back showing two new and extremely gorgeous collections, Forest and Wa-Modern. Both are modern takes on traditional Japanese themes and techniques. Forest has woodland motifs rendered in a painterly fashion — or would you call that batik? And Wa-Modern is literally “Japanese Modern,” [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Hokkoh

One of my favorite new discoveries at the Fall 2009 Quilt Market was the Japanese manufacturer Hokkoh. Hawthorne Threads just got in their shipment of two Hokkoh collections, Asagohan (above) and Market Fresh (below), each in three colorways. From what I recall from Quilt Market, the basecloth, though they’re calling it canvas, has a really [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Hokkoh

This was Japanese fabric manufacturer Hokkoh‘s first Quilt Market (or at least, their first Fall market), and their presence confirmed to me that the popularity of Japanese fabric in the United States is increasing. Hokkoh produces higher-end apparel fabrics — mostly cotton lawn, double gauze, and linen-cotton blends. At market they had about a quarter [...]