Posts tagged ‘kiyohara’

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. [...]

Seven Islands on Facebook

In the past it has been difficult to find out about new Japanese fabrics, but the web presence of the Japanese companies has really been increasing lately. Seven Islands, U.S. distributor for Kokka, Cosmo, Kiyohara, and more, has been on Facebook for a few months now, posting their new Japanese fabrics regularly. These are just [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Seven Islands

Seven Islands, the wonderful folks who distribute Kokka, Nani Iro, Kiyohara, and Echino, is a perennial oasis at Quilt Market. I find that very few sewing and quilting enthusiasts can refute the quasi-magical properties of Japanese fabric companies. The major barrier is price but really, the golden ratio between quality, color and design makes it [...]

Puti de Pome Sketch Stripe

I love this simple scribble stripe from the Puti de Pome collection from Kiyohara — though the collection is ultra cute and kid-themed this stripe could be anything you wanted it to be. It’s a cotton-linen blend, in two colorways, spotted at Superbuzzy. Related posts: New Puti de Pome by Kiyohara Fall Quilt Market 2011: [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kiyohara – Nakaniwa by Yusuke Yonezu

Yusuke Yonezu is a ¬†Kanagawa-based designer, illustrator, and picture book author. The fabric collection Nakaniwa was inspired by a gathering place he met with friends at Tokai University. I love the big, bold, crayon-y motifs, and I’m envisioning a very cool and unique nursery all done up in these fabrics. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kiyohara – Bon Poche by marini*monteany

Bon Poche is a retro, very wonderful, multilingual, and slightly weird (= right up my alley!) children’s collection by marini*monteany for Kiyohara. In addition to a full line of cotton prints, there are also patches, iron-ons, ribbons, and other notions. marini*monteany is a duo of artists/illustrators who make children’s books as well as fine art. [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kiyohara – Kayo Horaguchi

Kiyohara also presented a new collection by Kayo Horaguchi. The sewing patterns used for these samples are from two Japanese brands, M and K:   Related posts: Spring Quilt Market 2010 – Kiyohara Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kiyohara – Bon Poche by marini*monteany Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kiyohara – Puti de Pome Fall Quilt Market [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kiyohara – Puti de Pome

It goes without saying that the Japanese fabric companies can Do No Wrong in general, and I always enjoy almost everything they do, but this time I especially enjoyed Kiyohara’s offerings. I’ve always thought their Puti de Pome was cute, but this time instead of being on the softer, sweeter, more delicate side of cute, [...]

New Puti de Pome by Kiyohara

How’s about some cute for your Monday morning? These are new cotton-linen prints in the ongoing Puti de Pome collection from Japanese manufacturer Kiyohara. They’re a little bit more expensive than other Japanese fabrics, but kind of irresistible, wouldn’t you say? These were spotted at Superbuzzy. Related posts: Puti de Pome Sketch Stripe Fall Quilt [...]