Kaleidoscope of colors create magical rhythms
The Much-awaited Fujiyoshi Brother’s TEXTILE is finally here! Fujiyoshi Brother’s is an art unit formed by two brothers, Taichiro Fujiyoshi (older brother) and Koutaro Fujiyoshi (younger brother) in 2000. Their works are very distinctive with vivid colors and dynamic touches. The brothers are active in various fields of the art world including live painting, movies and theatrical arts. The world of Fujiyoshi Brother’s is now re-created into a fabric. The first of the series is themed, “Walk of Eyes.” Koutaro says, “Gorgeously colored animals and a bit mysterious plants…I hope you enjoy the rhythm created through a combination of these creatures and colors.” With such an eye-catching design, these fabrics are perfect not only for children’s clothing and bags but also for interior décor accents such as fabric panels.
Wonderland JG35000-1 Oxford (Ox)
A “Wonderland” – there may be an island like this somewhere on the globe. It is a mysterious place where many animals exist. Such a fun-filled world is condensed into this fabric. With large design motifs, Wonderland is suited for such items as curtains and fabric panels.
A double gauze fabric with small prints – perfect for children’s clothing
Soft double gauze has high absorbency and its airy texture is perfect for making children’s clothing. On today’s fabric, petit trèfle, a small single motif appears repeatedly. As the design spreads throughout the fabric, you can use any part of it without worrying about matching the patterns of the cut pieces. The ones with robots and busses are great for boys shirts, while the cupcake design and elephant print are recommended for making girls dresses. The gauze fabric has perfect qualities for making masks. With many color variations, you will have fun wearing different choices.
Bus P24600-600 Double Gauze
An American school bus is an inspiration for this design. The pop look is enhanced by the English word balloons.
Fabric panels with sewing motif designs
Today we are pleased to introduce you to a fabric panel called tiketiketic. In French, tiketiketic means the sound of a sewing machine. Favorite sewing-related motifs such as torsos, sewing machines and small buttons are tightly gathered in a single fabric design. Large panels are perfect for making bags, while small panels are great for creating handy pouches. Depending on how you select and cut the fabric, the tiketiketic fabric presents endless possibilities. To make a bag for example, you can use the main panel for the outer side, borders for the bag’s handles, and the remaining motifs for the side gusset. Creating sewing related small articles such as a sewing notions case and pin cushion will add more fun to your crafting moments.
Torso P25000-500 Oxford (Ox)
Large single design motifs like sewing machines and torsos allow you to use these panels as design accents. The borders with English words are perfect for a bag’s bottom portion or side gussets, and this allows for different design combinations created from a single fabric.
International Quilt Market Houston 2013
Place：George R. Brown Convention Center Houston, Texas USA
We introduce echino and Ellen Baker’s brand-new fabrics, and more…! Please visit us at booth no.962, 1062.
*Trade show only. Not open to the general public.
You will find more detail at http://www.quilts.com/
Sewing and knitting are collectively called handicraft. But speaking of handicraft, don’t forget about embroidery. Recently, we see more impressive embroidery works which deserve to be called artworks or designed products.
The works in the above picture, titled “Ribbon-less Gift”, were created by the embroidery artist Naoko Takamine.
Onions, butterflies, crayons… The motifs in each palm-sized wooden frame are commodities of everyday existence in our life. Such commonplace items are depicted vibrantly by Takamine with embroidery threads as well as acrylic paints. With the exquisite balance of outline and fill, her colorful embroidery works are full of fun.
The works contain a message from Takamine.
“I have received a lot of little presents since I was a child. It’s not about special ones for my birthday or Christmas, but more ordinary things like onions in a paper sack or seashells with sand. Such a little gift without a ribbon is a bit precious and always comforts me. I will be so happy if my work can be integrated into your everyday life, not treated as the special one.”
I am just wondering… Once the embroidery depicting her daily life leaves the creator and fits into new surroundings, it may not be part of everyday life but become “art”. And, the art may create more affluent living space. What do you think?
Crafting or sewing for us is usually to make clothes or practical items such as bags and pouches. But don’t you think that the scope of your handcraft projects will widen by adding “making the art” to improve your living space?
For the site of Naoko Takamine, go to http://www.pomponet.net/