Friday, September 16, 2011
Japanese Taupe Fabric: where to get it
It's not easy to get Japanese Taupe fabric if you are marooned here in the US (or other countries, for that matter) as opposed to those lucky ones that actually live in Japan.
The quilt shop that I teach at has a small but growing collection of Japanese taupes which is great, but if you don't live in Oakland, California....there is a fresh option out there online.
One World Fabrics is the new kid on the block with some very interesting Japanese taupe fabrics - both prints and yarn dyed.
You can see their entire collection here - lots to choose from. The owner, Steven, also has an interesting blog with a focus on Japanese quilting.
Steven is kind enough to read my blog, and has created a coupon code for readers of Quilt Otaku. If you are like me, and cannot resist picking up just a couple more pieces of taupe fabric (or a boat load of them!) you can use the coupon code "otaku15" to get 15% off your first order between now and Dec 31, 2011.
If that isn't a green light to start holiday shopping for yourself, I don't know what is.
I haven't ordered yet, but I am thinking I may need to pick up a few things...I'm a HUGE sucker for the yarn dyed fabrics - especially love this one - and they really are hard to get your hands on. One World's prices for these sorts of fabrics are also below what I've usually seen, so that is nice too.
Thanks for your cool offer Steven, and best of luck launching your new taupe-a-licious shop!