Beautiful designs from a seaside town

Obiko was established in 2010 in the seaside Town of Hastings UK – specialising in luxury stationery.
Linda Williams, Obiko’s designer says “painting and sketching is an integral part of my life, by allowing myself the freedom to work on at least two designs at any given time, I am able to see everything in a fresh way.”

Birds and roses G50510-1 double gauze

A mixture of Obiko’s library artwork was used to create a collage print.
‘Birds and roses’ is a light cotton gauze and has a quirky dual colour and print, perfect for statement blouses, dresses and skirts, enabling the sewer to channel their individual style. The fabric is light and fine enough to make children and babies clothes and soft toys.

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Ready-To-Sew Fabric

You can make matching pouches and bags!

With this series, you can make a bag by just cutting and sewing the fabrics’ motifs. It comes in two designs, bags and animals. Sewing beginners can even make a variety of bags without a pattern by cutting the shape as shown on the fabric.

bags P38900-900 Oxford (Ox) P38900-900_2

These bags feature four motifs in one panel. In addition to a large bag, smaller items like a pouch and clutch bag are included. The pouch and mini bag can be enjoyed by themselves or as a bag-in-a-bag.

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Motifs taken from a scene reminiscent of somewhere you have been before

A new collection from echino’s Huedrawer is here. Huedrawer was created with the theme, “feeling like putting on a ‘color’ from a ‘drawer of hues.’
A silky cotton sateen fabric comes in very bright colors, producing a light feel. It is a textile perfect for clothing as well as for bags and small items. The theme for the new collection is “one scene.” Motifs from nature and scenes reminiscent of somewhere you have been before are recreated with patterns in familiar designs. As an accent, silver and gold prints are sporadically featured in all fabrics. Through this treatment, a subtle light overtone can be appreciated.

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The design features foxes peeking out of burrows that are drawn in a “box” form. Though the design is simple, silver and gold sides of the box work as an accent, making this fabric look both cute and unique. Since the motifs are little, small items as well as bags and shirts will look great in this fabric. Black and blue color series can be perfectly utilized for items with unisex feel.

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Nordic Animal  

Animal print fabric perfect for bag making

Nordic Animals features Scandinavian-inspired animal designs, reflecting the popularity of Scandinavian taste incorporated in the items sold at knick knack stores. The animals – owls, elephants and polar bears – are mature-looking yet cute. These not so fancy motifs are simply placed together in line. Relatively large designs are featured on cotton linen material. A big-sized bag made in this fabric will have a great impact.

Big Owl P38400-400 Cotton Linen Canvas P38400-400_2

The motif is an owl that looks like a Scandinavian wooden toy. Each color combination is filled with natural tones. By simply using a piece of fabric, an item like a large tote bag will enhance the look of these motifs.

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Breeze of Finland expressed in a textile form

Helsinki-based Eri Shimatsuka’s textile is here. The name of the series, PIKKU SAARI, means a small island in Finnish. The ocean surrounding Helsinki is filled with numerous small islands. The design was inspired from such scenery of oceanside living and expressed in the form of a textile.

SAARISTO JG50400-1 Cotton Linen Canvas

SAARISTO means a group of islands in Finnish. The design features an islandscape that floats here and there in a sea of sparkling water. A simple and abstract design in solid cotton linen fabric will be perfect as a textile for interior décor.

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