Posts tagged ‘ikat’

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Dear Stella

With Kallianthi, Dear Stella comes full circle. They brought classic home decor motifs and looks to quilting cotton, and now this collection includes a home dec fabrics. Dear Stella’s cotton sateen is a light and drapey, perfect for breezy curtains. Kallianthi mixes ikat and block-print-like designs.        Kyani is all about blues and watercolor:   Cleo. [...]

More Dear Stella Fall 2012

{ Portico } One of the many interesting things Dear Stella is doing is translating interior design motifs and sensibilities into the quilting/lifestyle fabric domain. These two collections underline this idea — Portico (above), a modern yet soft black-and-tan floral-based collection, and Kallianthi, inspired by ikat and block prints. The latter will have a set [...]

Iman Home Collection at Calico Corners

I’ve been on a quest to better understand home dec fabrics so I can cover them more here. This led me to revisiting my local Calico Corners, which I remember being full of standard-issue stripes, damasks, and toiles in standard-issue jewel tones. Either they have moved their brand in a fresher, more modern direction, or [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week

This is a “Hogushi-Kasuri” linen fabric new to the wonderful shop Lin-net, who carries a wide range of linen fabrics and even some original cotton prints. Kasuri (or Gasuri) is a type of ikat weaving (or Kasuri is the Japanese word for ikat, I’m not sure). In Hogushi-Kasuri, the warp yarns are put on the [...]