We’re sick of winter and looking forward to spring, so this month on the podcast we’re talking about some Japanese fabrics that are so delightfully bright, they remind us of walking through a botanical garden.
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Artist Patricia Belyea collects vintage Japanese yukata cottons, which are hand-dyed and feature large-scale motifs, such as dragonflies and irises. Patricia sells these fabrics online and in her Seattle shop, Okan Arts, and she also makes them into absolutely stunning quilts.
I talked to Patricia about where these fabrics come from, her quilting practice and where to go fabric shopping in Japan. Here are some photos of these glorious fabrics, and Patricia’s even-more-glorious quilts!!!