Entries in Japanese fabrics (7)
by Gina, photo help from April
The past week we’ve been busy receiving some great new items. The first part of our latest Japanese order has arrived, including a couple of Echino dots on cotton / linen, a very sweet floral double gauze and a super cool sprirograph, geometric, optical illusion sort of print. The photo really doesn’t do it justice, these are ones you’ve just got to come in to see!
More of the fantastically drapey Robert Kaufman Brussels linen rayon blend has arrived too! You know the one, Heather sewed it up into that gorgeous Go Anywhere Dress here.
Also in this past week are new patterns (for us) from Make It Perfect.
Lastly, we are very excited to be able to offer you another Portland made product—Otter Wax!
We currently have in store the regular size Otter Wax bar, Fabric Dressing and Canvas Cleaner. The wax and dressing offer all natural protection from the elements for all your canvas goodies. The cleaner, well, it helps keep your waxed goodies clean! Come check them out.
by Gina, Hannah to thanks for the photos
Every so often there’s a fabric that comes to the store that I know I will be sad to see gone. Currently, the crane print above is that fabric. It is my favorite, so much so that I’m a little hesitant to show it off. These four pieces are the latest Japanese fabrics to arrive, the top two designs are from Echino.
We happily welcomed these pretty, pretty block prints. The cotton is so light and lovely, perfect for some summer clothing, especially for weather like we’re having at the moment.
Pinwale corduroy from Robert Kaufman and more great Kaffe Fassett stripes. Who doesn’t love a good stripe, right?
See you soon!
by Gina, photos from Heather
During Quilt Market in spring, April and I were walking down the aisles, overwhelmed by the various textiles surrounding us, and April saw these beauties and we stopped dead in our tracks. I’ve been so excited for these to arrive. They are yarn-dyed (ikats), four different color ways and are amazing. All cotton, a hefty weight. I have already washed up some and started on a whole cloth quilt…stay tuned for more on that. It washed beautifully, with just a little ironing needed.
Another batch of Spring Quilt Market orders I’ve been so excited to have arrive are these Japanese imports. The above two photos show off the heavier weight cottons. Yep, those are puffer fish in the lower photo and hat adorned rabbit heads on a polka dot background in the top photo. I couldn’t resist!
The top photo is of medium weight cottons, sweet animal prints, lots of bunnies. And the lower photo is of printed corduroy. Very sweet acorns and squirrels on navy.
The colors are gorgeous and rich in “Clover Sunshine,” the latest line by Alison Glass for Andover. The fourth print in from the left is rather daydream-y with images of so many different things.
Some sweet hedgehogs, and pretty hydrangeas in “Bluebird Park” from Moda. We have a winter/holiday theme group by Kate and Birdie Paper Co., that uses the same criss-cross back ground and similar colors. The two groups play very nicely together.
Also in, a new selection of sashiko kits and thread. The kits are so fun and lovely. Get stitchin’!