Posts tagged ‘kei’

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 [...]

Blije Olifantje

I’ve thought before that it would be a great (and different) concept for a fabric shop to hoard fabric until it is sold out everywhere else, and only then put that stock up for sale. It’d be extremely difficult to pull that off without a crystal ball, though. Somehow, Blije Olifanje (Happy Elephant) on Etsy [...]

Ayumills’ Shop

Ayumi Takahashi (Pink Penguin)’s Etsy shop is small but well-curated. Some fabric you’ve never seen before, some fabric you may have seen before but maybe not through Ayumi’s eyes. She favors hard-to-find vintage reproductions, vintage-inspired, and text fabrics from Suzuko Koseki, Kumiko Fujita, Atsuko Matsuyama, and more from Yuwa, Kei, Lecien, and other manufacturers. I’m [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Kei

Here’s what’s coming from Kei, the originators of the famous honeycomb dot. They have a beautiful retro-modern take on traditional Japanese motifs with the Kyoto Story collection. Their other series are loose collections of one-offs sharing a vaguely similar style — of course I go right for the vintage repros, but I’ll also be looking [...]

Kei Cats

Fabricworm has an impressive array of new Japanese imports including these vintage-y cats from Kei in three colorways. Related posts: Happy Cats and Dogs Daily Swatch: Cats Daily Swatch: Cats Daily Swatch: Cats Daily Swatch: Cats

Kei: La Vie en Rose

This retro floral print from the La Vie en Rose collection from Kei would be perfect for spring and summer dresses. Spotted at Sew Modern. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kei – La Vie En Rose Japanese Fabric of the Week: Jolis Copains from Kokka Black & White Floral by Yuko Furutani Japanese Fabric [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Yuwa/Kei – Misc.

Here’s a random assortment of prints from the Yuwa Shoten and Kei booth. Some are from Kei’s Happy Sweet and Petit Joli collections. Related posts: Spring Quilt Market 2011: Yuwa/Kei Spring Quilt Market 2011: Yuwa/Kei Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Yuwa – Misc. Spring Quilt Market 2011: More Yuwa/Kei Spring Quilt Market 2011: More Yuwa/Kei

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kei – La Vie En Rose

La Vie En Rose is from Kei Fabrics … a mix of florals in different styles, from retro 60s to Liberty-esque to modern and graphic.       Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kokka – Even More Trefle Kei: La Vie en Rose Fall Quilt Market 2011: Robert Kaufman – greenSTYLE Fall Quilt Market [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Yuwa/Kei – Geo Style and Thrilling Black

Geo Style from Kei (in stores now) is a great assortment of versatile geometric prints on an apparel- and quilt-friendly cotton. And as you can see, Thrilling Black, an apparel fabric collection that was first introduced last fall, is not just black now: Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Yuwa – Thrilling Black and [...]