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Japanese Fabrics – Printed Cotton Linen

January 17, 2013

There is a Rakuten fabric shop Β called Stylistgoto that I follow on Facebook, and every so often it just tempts me with the new goodies they have in store. πŸ˜› And right now it seems to be back to school sewing season in Japan because they keep posting these gorgeous cotton linen fabric perfect for making back to school goods.

A collection of fairy tale characters, in stamp-like boxes. Super cute. Check out the selvedge in the top picture!

I love these simple but colorful illustrations of fairy tale characters on a plain unbleached linen background. There are many many many variations in this fabric + print combination. Little red riding hood and the big bad wolf is a really common theme, but Pinochio is cute too. Can you read the words? It says ” I’ll be a good boy” and “You look very happy”… Mothers of little boys will love this print πŸ˜›

Another ballet fabric from Petit Ecole. I still have last year’s fabric, unused. But still cannot resist looking at more ballet themed fabrics.

Just to show you one more. I cannot resist cute+pink+ballet fabrics!

Ok, enough with pink. Here’s something for the boys too… Trains, and boats. It looks very much like something out of a little Golden Book doesn’t it?

I have yet to meet a boy who is not crazy about cars. So here’s a car print for the car fanatics πŸ˜›

There are lots of train fabrics every season of course. But I think this is so interesting. All the different types of train fronts. And some train crossing signs too.

For the animal + dinosaur lovers. I don’t know how they make the dinosaurs look so cute. I particularly like the color combination of the fabric on the top.

This fabric above is apparently a hot seller. All types of heavy duty vehicles. I have 3 nephews, I can’t quite understand the obsession with vehicles. But I know they will love this fabric.

I have to finish this post off with a fabric great for both boys and girls! Recognize the bear fabric below that I posted on my FB page? I bought it on my recent trip. It was not part of the shopping list, but when I saw it I knew I needed to have it. I don’t know what I will make with it yet I just needed to bring it home with me. Anyway, I took some time to decide between the pink one and another color (not shown here). Pink won in the end. again…

All the images above are from the Rakuten shop – Stylistgoto. Click on the pictures to access the corresponding item on their website. Or like their Facebook page to see their latest fabrics.


Japanese Fabrics

Japanese Fabric – Muddy Works by Tomotake

October 17, 2012

Today’s fabric post is not about a fabric that I have, but rather, somthing that caught my eye recently and I wish I can get hold of it! The fabric line is called Muddy Works and it’s from the brand Tomotake. Behind Tomotake is a husband and wife team –Β Masahiro οΌ† Hiroko Tomotake. Both of them graduated fromΒ Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. But both worked in different fields for a couple of years till they came together and started Tomotake in 2005, and started the production of original fabric goods. You can see more of their works at their website –Β

Their style is simple and mainly made up of nature inspired geometric prints.

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