Posts tagged ‘kokka’

Nani Iro A/W 2011

Nani Iro Autumn/Winter 2011 fabrics are out, and Miss Matatabi is the first shop I know of to have them! The collection marks the introduction of a new basecloth, cotton viyella, which Matatabi describes as a soft, lightweight cotton twill. Free patterns (in Japanese) for the collection here. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kokka [...]

Kokka Luluca

Luluca is a mini-collection from Kokka on their new 61″ wide, lightweight 85% cotton-15% linen blend. This fabric is suitable for apparel, quilts, crafts, and light home dec. Spotted at Purl Soho. Related posts: Kokka Cotton Linen Japanese Fabric of the Week: Jolis Copains from Kokka Prints Charming: Daisy Chain Ricco Ricco from Kokka Kokka [...]

Kokka Cotton Linen

Here’s a sweet little reproduction collection on a cotton-linen blend from Kokka. See the three other colorways on the Seven Islands site. I haven’t seen this in shops yet, have you? Related posts: Dutch Door Press for Kokka Kokka Luluca Ricco Ricco from Kokka Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Kokka – Yoshie Milk Preview: Stamped [...]

Q&A: Sheer Fabrics

Hi! I am new to the fabric world and I was looking for some good tips on what is the best sheer or gauze fabric. I keep seeing the term voile used and organza. I want something that is really sheer and with a great color print. Any ideas where I can get this or [...]

Utako Yamada: Karel Capek

Utako Yamada is the Japanese illustrator behind a tea-centric product brand called Karel Capek, named after the Czech author who invented the term “robot”. These are not the first of Yamada’s designs to be put on fabric by Kokka, but it might be the largest and most cohesive collection to date. These fabrics are a [...]

Melody Miller: Ruby Star Spring

Ruby Star Spring, Melody Miller‘s second collection for Kokka, is now arriving in stores, and I can’t wait to get my hands on some. I love the pixelly designs and Melody’s inventive colorways. It’s a 62″ cotton-linen blend in a new lighter weight. “Bee” (center) is very large-scale (see this picture for reference) — the [...]

Kokka Trefle Scandi Prints

Folky/Pennsylvania Dutch/Scandinavian motifs have been a trend in fabrics for a couple years now. Are you tired of it yet? Not me. These prints are part of the new Trefle offerings from Kokka. Spotted at Fabricworm — there are a few other colorways, including black and grey, and a cute little mushroom coordinate. Related posts: [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: Kokka/Seven Islands

Seven Islands is the U.S. distributor of Kokka fabric and other Japanese fabrics and notions. They were showing the new colors and patterns of Echino, which includes some favorite patterns in new colors: Some of the patterns are available on a woven nylon substrate, which would be great for bags or raincoats. Melody Miller‘s new [...]

Nani Iro: Colorful Pocho Knit

These knits are part of the Nani Iro 10th Anniversary collection for Kokka. All the prints in this collection are stunning, but I just love how these all look together. Matatabi (disclosure: True Up sponsor) has them all, and has some nice up-close photos so you can see the pattern that is knitted into the [...]