Posts tagged ‘naomi ito’

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 [...]

Nani Iro 2013

The Nani Iro 2013 collection by Naomi Ito is starting to arrive in stores. Along with the double gauze, most prints come in a unique colorway on a hemp-cotton blend. The Nani Iro website seems to grow and grow with each season, there is now a web shop through which you can purchase the fabrics and [...]

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 [...]

Nani Iro 2012

{ Waltz } Nani Iro has her own website and webshop now (or maybe she always has, and I’ve somehow missed it). Her 2012 collection is up there now and of course it’s gorgeous. These are all double gauze prints with the exception of Element Collage, which is a knit, and Peaceful Cooing, which comes on both [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kokka – Nani Iro

The Fall 2011 Nani Iro collection from Kokka isn’t very extensive, but you will not believe how lovely these fabrics are. They are a light-to-medium weight brushed cotton — twill weave, if memory serves. Unbelivably soft and versatile, they make lovely and insanely comfortable clothing.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Nani Iro 2010 Preview

A little sneak peek of the Nani Iro 2010 collection — thanks to Frances from Matatabi for the news! Related posts: Japanese Fabric of the Week: Echino Ni-Co Spring 2010 Nani Iro: Colorful Pocho Knit Nani Iro 2012 Japanese Fabric of the Week: Hello My Friend Nani Iro A/W 2011