Posts tagged ‘seven islands’

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 – 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: 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, [...]

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 [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kokka – Echino

    The booth showcasing Etsuko Furuya’s Echino Fall 2011 collection was full of greatness. It also demonstrated that you can do anything with cotton-linen that you can do with quilting cotton, and then some. At the bottom, two “bonus prints” that will be delivering to stores later — everything else is already out. Apologies [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kokka – Even More Trefle

And, rounding out this season’s new Trefle fabrics from Kokka, a group of simple retro-mod-Scandinavian-esque prints. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kokka – More Trefle Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kokka – Trefle Spring Quilt Market 2013: Kokka – Trefle Kokka Trefle Scandi Prints Fall Quilt Market 2011: Kokka – Cosmic Zoo Organic

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 [...]

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 [...]