Mostly I confine myself to rummaging, both in person and online, for fabrics of a vintage nature. But I also like to keep half an eye on new fabrics too.
Because just as I buy vintage furniture but don’t want to live in a museum, I can also specialise in vintage fabric yet appreciate a bit of quality contemporary fabric design.
Such as these beauties by Nani Iro.
Nani Iro is a Japanese label, designed by Naomi Ito. More than just a nice bit of material, these recent designs are art on fabric.
Many are printed on 100% cotton double gauze: two layers of open woven (mesh-like) textile, attached to each other using small, almost invisible stabbing. Double gauze fabrics are a Japanese speciality.
Some designs also appear on cotton, linen and hemp fabrics.
I would love to have a constantly-changing selection of these displayed on a plain white wall. They are so beautiful.
You can find Nani Iro’s fabrics (along with other treats including Dutch wool felt in wonderful colours and beautiful embroidery threads) at divine online emporium The Haberdashery.
And also on my wish list. ♥