Thursday, 25 June 2015

June at Eternal Maker

Time for my June visit to Eternal Maker.  Anna is  just swapping the website to a new system so some new arrivals aren't online yet but will be in the next week or so and you can catch pictures of the newest stock on the shops Instagram feed, @eternalmaker and email to buy and they will send you a Paypal invoice.  There's a 20% discount on last-chance-to-buy bolt ends on the website right now- this pic is borrowed from @eternalmaker IG feed.

Meanwhile plenty of goodies have arrived and are listed online and ready to buy.  Summer is the perfect time for double gauze.  This Kokka Anchor double gauze is a lovely print and from the spread of the dots, it looks like it is almost a border print. 

Naomi Ito of Nani Iro is the queen of double gauze.  Frances of Miss Matabi has an interview with her here which is a fascinating read and the first which has been translated into English.  I think this Bird's Eye print in cream multi is from her most recent Spring 15 collection.

Mountain Views is another of Naomi Ito's most recent Nani Iro prints.  You can see a whole width of fabric view of it here.  They really are breathtakingly beautiful fabrics.

Scattered Flower spot by Muddy Works, another Japanese double gauze fabric from Kokka, is a muted pattern and colour with a delicate quality.  I really like this, it looks so wearable.

Cosmo tex 'Bears with Brollies' is a typical Eternal Maker fabric, a Japanese linen blend with a quirky animal print!

There's a great cotton canvas print from Kokka, perfect for children- I am imagining this making drawstring gym bags.  The wonderfully named 'Boom! Pow! Pop!'

Another slightly heavier weight fabric is this Cocoland Musical Cats.  It's printed on Oxford cotton which is lighter than canvas but heavier than usual quilting cotton, a bit like heavy shirt fabric.  Also available as a cat only option!

There are some new knit fabric additions.  I love Tasha Noel's Vintage Market Floral Jersey, the first time I've seen Riley Blake produce knit/jersey fabric.

Its a 95% cotton 5% spandex blend (like Art Gallery jersey) and a wide width at 150cm.  I think the colour in real life is a little more minty than this photo which leans towards an aqua turquoise. 
Lillestoff is well known Scandinavian manufacturer of excellent quality jersey fabrics, often found in  Europe although in the UK so much.  This Hedgehog print jersey is cute with an imaginative colour palette.  It's a 95% cotton 5% elastane mix and 150cm wide.

For all Heather Ross fans, Tiger Lily is available for pre-order and there is lawn weight cotton as well as the usual quilting weight.  Some of my favourites include 'Cats on Grids'...

Enjoy all the fabric pretties!

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