Tuesday, January 1, 2013

a new home

The Yukata Craze blog that shows all the recent additions to my yukata cotton inventory can now be found on the Okan Arts website: okanarts.com

Saturday, November 17, 2012

sweet lull

I am taking a break from purchasing new bolts right now. Since StashFest last Spring I have refreshed one third of my inventory with wonderful vintage yukata patterns.

My next guild presentation is Thu Jan 3 with Block Party Quilters in Sammamish where I’ll take an ample selection of yukata cottons.

Best wishes to you and yours this holiday season.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

graphic glory

Great blues, fun polka dots and wacky blossoms with red anthers play with the concept of a floral pattern.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

first sign of spring

Crocuses push through the snow to bring the promise of new life—shown here with a pale pumpkin background and arcs of patterned open flowers.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

bright blackness

Sauterne flowers with rose-colored centers and turquoise leaves pop off a solid black background.

Friday, November 2, 2012

regal butterflies

A symbol of the royal family in Japan, silver butterflies float over stylized, striped butterflies.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

carpet of lavender

Little blotches of pale blue and the lyrical black line work make this yukata pattern come to life.                                                   

Thursday, October 25, 2012

bold sunshine

Wow! What would this look like as a summer kimono on a petite Japanese woman? Crazy wild.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

butterfly bonanza

Loopy and lively butterflies fill a sky of pale peacock blue.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

color contrasts neutral

Periwinkle-tipped blossoms with dotted and striped leaves float on a plaid-like backdrop of smokey gray and tan.                                                  

Friday, October 19, 2012

sunny flowers

A heartwarming bolt of golden sunflowers with violet centers and two kinds of leaf designs.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

gentlemen prefer geometry

This repeating indigo and white graphic pattern is simple and subdued—produced for a man’s yukata.