Japanese Fabrics

Japanese Fabric – Cotorienne

October 24, 2012

I was actually in the middle of writing a post on a YUWA floral fabric that I made my wallet out of, when I got distracted (while browsing the online shops) by another fabric also made by YUWA.

Moon Rabbits

The brand is called Cotorienne, and the series is designed by a Japanese illustrator and pattern designer called Anyan. He has published a few hundred of patterns of his work in the fields of textile, zakka, and graphic. Click here to visit his homepage where you can see his illustration and pattern works. In 2012, he started the fabric brand Cotorienne and so it’s quite a new brand. So far he has released two collections. Spring/Summer and Summer/Autumn 2012.

According to the website  – “Cotorienne” is a coined word integrating several words and stories.”Cotori” means ‘a little bird’ in Japanese, which is such a dainty creature. “…ienne” is a suffix meaning ‘girl or woman’ in French, and ‘chic’ in Japanese. “Cotorienne” is a fabric brand which is free-minded like a little bird flitting through the sky. It produces a chic style in your life.

A little more about the fabric above. I once saw this fabric on someone’s blog, she made the most perfect pajamas using this fabric. With piping along the cuffs and pockets and all. It was gorgeous. But I could not find the blog link again anywhere (I think it was in German or Dutch) and I could not find the fabric anywhere without knowing the name of it. So I was pleasantly surprised to see the fabric again and decided I shall write about it today instead. If any of you have seen the blog, please let me know! I would love to see it again. 🙂

Here are some of the fabrics from Cotorienne that I like. I need to hunt them down or hope to find them on my next trip. These images are all taken from the official Cotorienne website. If you browse through the collections, there are more images with close up of the pattern details as well as sample project ideas.

Can Can

Can Can fabric sample projects. 

Cat & Bird
(I love this color combination!)

Fruit Paradise


(Love how the fabrics were aligned in this picture)

Rain or Shine (my favorite from the new range)

Rain or Shine close up. Looks like animals built out of lego blocks or pixels. 

Rain or Shine sample projects

Will hopefully post about the other floral YUWA fabric next week. If I don’t get distracted again. 😛  Now if any of you have seen these fabrics online, leave a comment and let us know!

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  • Reply Elisabeth October 25, 2012 at 9:59 am

    wow I love those prints, especially the ones the with small flowers. thanks for sharing!

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