Monday, December 10, 2012

Echino is online....

Echino logo

We've had Echino in the retail store for awhile now, but I was so happy when I heard I was getting stock and able to put it online. It's beautiful, modern, and fun. Echino is a line of fabrics designed by Etsuko Furuya. She graduated from Department of Textile Design Textile Kyoto Art College. On her website you can see more of her works, including ceramics, bags, and of course her full line of fabric.

Here are just a few of the prints we have...

5853 5872 5873 5877 5878 5881 5883Honestly it is hard for me to pick which one I like the best. The colors of the Echino are so vivid and the prints are so quirky, it really has a great range, and for me that always make a fabric appealing.

While I can imagine this fabric looking amazing in a frame on my wall (really I may be doing that this week), there are many other projects people have come up with. Here are a few...


Check out this web site for some inspiration. I love the peasant dress style. The first year it makes a lovely dress, but what I love even more is the second year, when they have a growth spurt, and the dress turns into the perfect tunic top over simple leggings.

Check out this Messenger Bag....


While the directions are in Japanese I have been told most sewers can figure it out.

Here are just a few pictures to get you inspired to buy a piece, or two, of this great fabric.

Echino Birdsong Skirt CLOSE echino-buttercup-clutch images-1

Need the purse hardware, buy it here.

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We have both these patterns, as well as many others, that would work great for these prints. Enjoy!

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