Posts tagged ‘kokka’

Spring Quilt Market 2013: More Kokka

{ This one was a no-brainer for the lead photo! By Candy Party. } At Spring Market, Kokka showed some collections from designers Wood World (though that might just be the collection name and the designs are in-house), Candy Party, and Plump Cheeks. The latter is responsible for the wackadoo photorealistic stuffed animal prints alluded [...]

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: Kokka – Nani Iro

Naomi Ito continues to wow with her 2013 Nani Iro prints and new Basic collection. New colors in some of her popular staples make for some really wonderful apparel pieces and a couple of prints in a heavier linen canvas blend will be amazing for bags and structured apparel. I believe her ability to maximize [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]