Posts tagged ‘japanese’

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Kokka – Yoshie Milk

Woohoo! Though by popular demand (OK, Sew, Mama, Sew!‘s nudge on Twitter), I’m excited to bring you Kokka day! At this market Kokka featured two new designers — Melody Miller, whom you’ve met on these pages before (of course she’s coming up next!), and Yoshie Milk, whom I’d never heard of before, but I was [...]

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 [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Yuwa – Misc.

Just a few more shots from Yuwa — several wonderful one-off vintage reproduction prints, and more kawaii and retro/European/text fabrics that are their specialty. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Yuwa – Thrilling Black and More Apparel Fabrics Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Yuwa – Stern and Berlin Map Collections by Marie Jacobi Fall [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Yuwa – Thrilling Black and More Apparel Fabrics

I think the apparel fabric experiments that we started to see over the last two Markets have been a success, because there were more blouse/dress-weight fabrics this time around. My market buddy Lauren and I were dying over these from Yuwa — the first five photos you see here are from their collection Thrilling Black, [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Yuwa – Stern and Berlin Map Collections by Marie Jacobi

Yuwa has always incorporated international influences, now they’re making it official with two new collections by German textile and surface pattern designer Marie Jacobi. The Berlin Map collection is printed on a 44″ wide cotton-linen blend and a regular cotton sheeting. The gentleman above comes from an old business card — he appears in one [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Nemophila

At first I read the title of this fabric as “nemophilia” and wondered what on earth that meant. Enthusiasm for nemos? Anyway. It’s nemophila, a flower that I’d somehow never heard of till now. And I think what is called nemophila in this print are actually some sort of citrus fruit, but if you want [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Yuwa Scandi Kitchen

Oh boy, am I ever crazy about this retro Scandinavian (?) kitchen print. It’s a cotton-linen blend from Yuwa, spotted at Retrosaria in Portugal. I haven’t seen it in any other shops in the U.S. or abroad, but if I do, I’ll let you know. Related posts: Japanese Fabric of the Week: Yuwa Alphabet Japanese [...]

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 [...]