Monday, March 30, 2015

potd - Remnant Bags

Once constant in the shop for the last 14 years... colour themed bags of kimono remnants. 


Thursday, March 26, 2015

potd - Kimono Silks

Late 20th century kimono silk. When customers say they're looking for something that looks Japanese I assure them that we only sell Japanese fabric and then I direct them to something like this...




Wednesday, March 25, 2015

potd - Kabuki Postcards

We have a stack of old theatre postcards. These ones are (all male) kabuki actors from c.1920.





Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

potd - Wool Kimono Fabric

1960's and 70's wool kimono fabric...


Thursday, March 19, 2015

potd - Old Sashiko Books

A few wonderful old 1970's and 80's sashiko books for some retro inspiration...


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

potd - Old Kimono Fabric

 I've just put out these lovely old (c.1930's) rayon (I think) kimono fabrics.  There's not a lot left on either roll.




Monday, March 16, 2015

potd - Kanoko Shibori

I'm just putting out more silk kanoko shibori kimono and haori fabric...



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

potd - Yukata Fabric

We always have rolls of old indigo and white yukata (cotton kimono) fabric. Beautiful for quilting...


Monday, March 9, 2015

Antique Japanese cotton from the 'faded, worn, patched and/or holey'  basket:


Thursday, March 5, 2015

potd - kasuri

Not very old kasuri (Japanese ikat) ... mid to late last century:



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

potd - Japanese Quilting Fabric

We always have some new quilting fabric in the shop and online - all  made in Japan...


Monday, March 2, 2015

potd - Buttons

We always have buttons  - mixed and matched, old and new, Japanese and Australian...