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Entries in Japanese fabrics (9)

Just In: Seven Islands, knits, voile, Cloud 9...

by Gina

First off, thank you to all of you who made it out for our 9th anniversary sale! We truly appreciate your continued support through the years. It’s been an honor to be able to help with your projects, and all the fun, provocative and endearing conversations had along the way have been a delight. Thank you.

Let’s get started with the new arrivals, shall we?

Sometimes fabric comes in that seriously woos me. It actually takes my breath away when I gaze upon it. You know the feeling. The latest order from Seven Islands (from Japan) did just that. It is such a lovely assortment of different types of fabric, as well as designs. Barkcloth, double gauze, twill, canvas, rayon. Here they are:

gorgeous barkcloth printspaper thin rayon…stunningfun canvas and twills (loving those cats!)sweet cotton lawnsdouble gauze and textured cotton. See the polar bears?Various groups of quilting weight cotton prints have arrived too.

dainty whales, butterflies and stars from Michael MillerAnother colorful trio from MM. I can not resist a good flamingo print.Cosmic Convoy from Cloud 9 organic cottons, by Michele Brummer EverettUtopia by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery. Their silky hand continues to make their pieces great for apparel as well as accessories, and quilting.Supple, cotton knits from Amy Butler and Art Gallery.Drapey, soft cotton voile from Art Gallery and Amy Butler.We sold through our first order of these fantastic yarn dyed designs, we just had to pick up more!


We hope you have a safe and happy Halloween. Yes, we have felt and tulle! (We get that question a lot these days leading up to the costumed festivities.) And, we will participating in Trick or Treat Alberta Street, so come on by!

Just in: Tula Pink, Cotton+Steel, Heather Bailey rayon and voile!

by Gina

Yesterday was a day of deliveries! Not only did we receive just shy of 30 bolts from the Cotton and Steel collection, but also apparel goods from Westminster and Kaufman, part of Tula Pink’s new “Moonshine” group, a sweet trio of Japanese imports, and we’re fully restocked with Otter Wax. Phew! There were a whole lot of boxes to be broken down.

Let’s get the photos rolling, shall we?

First up, Tula Pink’s “Moonshine.”

Printed cotton voile and rayon from Heather Bailey’s “Momentum.”

These sweet pieces are Japanese imports, from top to bottom: linen blend, double gauze (so cute!), and seer sucker-like cotton.

And, Cotton and Steel: a powerhouse group of designers including Alexia Abegg, Kim Kight, Melody Miller, Sarah Watts and Rashida Coleman-Hale. You can certainly see their individual styles, within a group that was designed to all work together. Fun!

Medium weight cottons:Cotton voile:

And linen blend prints:

So many choices, I think my project list just doubled.

See you soon!

Just in: Japanese designs, Otter Wax and Make It Perfect

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.

Some more fantastic wardrobe staples! The hat pattern is for both children and adults. We’ve featured other MIP patterns in the past: the Poppy Tunic, the Honey Blouse, and the Little Sprout Dress.

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.