Posts tagged ‘japan’

Japanese Sweater Knits

  How great (and unusual) are these Japanese cotton sweater knits? Spotted at OliviaNunoCafe on Etsy.   Related posts: Help Japan by Buying Japanese Fabric Japanese Fabric of the Week: Memoire a Paris Cotton Lawn Japanese Fabric of the Week: Floating Animals Japanese Fabric of the Week: Yuwa Umbrellas Yuwa Live Life: Rabbit and Moon

New From Quarter Report

  There are still a few more companies to cover for Quilt Market, and while those posts are in the works, I thought I’d show you some of the new stuff at Japan’s Quarter Report, including their in-house designs and beautiful lace by Reiko Oka (middle left). I have subscribed to their newsletter and and [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Trefle

The in-house selections and other lesser-known designer collections from the Seven Islands family were full of the wonderful, the crazy, and memorable. From illustrated fruit (strawberries are everywhere it seems) and botanicals to rather creepy furry stuffed animals, Kokka is reliable for keeping it interesting and more often than not, lovely. First, some new Trefle. [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Melody Miller

Melody Miller’s latest Ruby Star collection, Ruby Star Polka Dot, has both the 61” cotton linen and the 45” heavier canvas linen blend. If you’ve been jonesing for the viewfinders, well you’re in luck! They’re back and in updated colors. The arrow print is also an early favorite of many.   – Keli Faw is [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Melimba

Tiny Dancer by melimba — Kokka’s newest design team (from Texas! Wooo!) — is a fun collection that is sweet without leaving cavities. The floral prints could easily be for adults and I think the biggest hit for any person who likes to sew are the coordinating stripes. Perfection.     – Keli is the [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Ellen Luckett-Baker

Folk Modern, Ellen Luckett-Baker’s second collection for Kokka, showcases Ellen’s classic yet fun sensibility. The simplicity and beauty of Stamped is there, with just another layer added. Not making it more complicated, just more depthand still phenomenal and highly useful in a full range of projects.   – Keli is the owner of Drygoods Design, a [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Cocca

  We saw Cocca fabrics at market a few years ago, and while it grabbed Kim’s attention, we never did see any of these beautiful, edgy, artistic apparel fabric make it to these shores. This market, Kokka put the spotlight on Cocca, or its nickname CC, an apparel-specific line of prints. In case you were wondering, [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Echino

Preparing for Seven Islands‘ booth (the US distributor of Kokka) can be overwhelming, in the most splendid of ways. In addition to its prominent licensed collections from Echino, Nani Iro, Melody Miller, Ellen Luckett-Baker, and newcomer Melissa Wood, aka melimba, Kokka also has an insane presence with its in-house design team. At Spring Market, they [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Yuwa and Kei

Distributed by the same company, Yuwa and Kei both have an unassuming presence at market. A small booth, no frills; just letting the fabrics speak for themselves. I think that is why a lot of the Amazing goes under the radar. Sleeper hits you might say. A playful cat and bird, ballerinas, captivating Liberty-esque florals [...]