Lots of new echino laminated fabrics arrived

So far we only carried a couple of echino fabrics as laminates. But with our latest Kokka delivery which arrived this week, we got a whole bunch of echino laminate fabrics from the latest collection. This means that you can get designs like the super popular stag with glasses, the frame or Dahlia series as canvas cotton fabrics or as laminate versions.

And we restocked some of our echino cotton fabrics too, so check our shop website if your favourite textile item has been sold out.

echino laminate fabric Buck stag deer with glasses pink

echino laminate fabric Buck stag deer with glasses pink

green echino laminate fabric Gothic leopard & ornament

green echino laminate fabric Gothic leopard & ornament

turquoise echino laminate fabric Frame owl giraffe deer

turquoise echino laminate fabric Frame owl giraffe deer

echino laminate fabric black zebras & stripes Japan

echino laminate fabric black zebras & stripes Japan

off-white echino laminate fabric Dahlia bird & flower

off-white echino laminate fabric Dahlia bird & flower

echino laminate fabric scooter Vespa purple

echino laminate fabric scooter Vespa purple

blue echino laminate fabric with cars

blue echino laminate fabric with cars

echino laminate fabric turquoise forest stag owl

echino laminate fabric turquoise forest stag owl

Lots of our fabrics in German creative magazine

Magazines really plan ahead and have an early schedule. Already at the beginning of this year the German creative magazine “Lena Creativ” contacted us, because they wanted to introduce some of our fabrics for their Christmas issue. Now it’s finally released and we are super happy with all the cute things they made. The magazine sewed a wonderful children’s apron with our green apples fabric from Kokka, an oven glove with the green Kokka apples and the Robert Kaufman forest animal fabric, an amazing lamp shade with one of our pretty ornament fabrics and colourful cushions with our flower fabrics. The magazine also provides you with the sewing instructions for those projects so you can copy all the lovely things yourself!

We already made the cover - on the right you see the cushion made with our fabrics

We already made the cover – on the right you see the cushion made with our fabrics

This wonderful apron and the oven glove are sewed with our Kokka and Robert Kaufman fabrics

This wonderful apron and the oven glove are sewed with our Kokka and Robert Kaufman fabrics

Greatr idea - Lena Creativ made a lamp shade from our fabric

Great idea – Lena Creativ made a lamp shade from our fabric

These three colourful cushions are made with modes4u fabrics as well

These three colourful cushions are made with modes4u fabrics as well

It‘s talk like a pirate day

Arrr, what is this all about? Today is International talk like a pirate day, probably one of the funniest days we have heard about so far. It is probably not meant to be taken very seriously, as it was founded as a parodic holiday by two American guys in 1995.

But isn’t it a lot of fun to try to talk in that strange manner that you know from pirate movies and books? We totally join in, but as you can’t hear us talk, we present you some pirate material at least.

cute pirates treasure map Kokka fabric for children

cute pirates treasure map Kokka fabric for children

Japanese Fabric giveaway on The Cottage Home

What? Another Christmas Giveaway already? Yes indeed! Together with Lindsay from the beautiful Cottage Home Blog we’re giving you another opportunity to win our stuff. It’s all about Japan this time. One winner will get a fabric bundel with 10 amazing fabric fat quarters from Japanese labels like Kokka, Cosmos and echino. Two Japanese Washi Tapes also belong to the prize package.

Visit the Cottage Home Giveaway website until September 18th to join. Good luck everyone.

Visit The Cottage Home Blog to enter our Fabric Giveaway

Visit The Cottage Home Blog to enter our Fabric Giveaway

One winner gets 10 Japanese fabric fat quarters plus 2 Washi Tapes

One winner gets 10 Japanese fabric fat quarters plus 2 Washi Tapes

Meet the fabric designers on modes4u: Nancy Wolff

We now have more than 1,000 fabrics in stock already and this number is constantly growing as we keep adding lots of new textiles. And even though you might have heard names like Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller, Kokka or Riley Blake a million times already, there are lots of fabric designers behind those big labels, whose styles are unique and have a high recognition value. Therefore we want to introduce you to several designers, whose designs we carry in our shop in a new blog series. Curtain up for the designer:

Nancy Wolff

Nancy is a designer and illustrator who lives and works in New York. She studied fine art and majored in painting. On modes4u.com you’ll find many of her fabrics that she did for Kokka, but besides designing fabrics she also illustrates stationery, cards, wallpapers or books. She started her career as a textile designer and quickly developed a signiture style while experimenting with colors, patterns and textures. All her work is drawn and painted by hand, then scanned into the computer. As she puts it herself, inspiration for her next piece of art could just lay around the corner: “Inspiration for my designs come from everywhere, including old children’s books, dogs in the park, a pigeon on my windowsill, and even vintage machinery. I love what I do and try not to take myself too seriously – I hope that shows up in my work. My designs are done with kids in mind, but it’s important to me that they appeal to adults, as well.”

The Nancy Wolff fabric designs that we carry in our shop all include funny animals. Just recently we got her circus collection, which looks amazing. Nancy is very satisfied herself: “I’m thrilled to be designing for Kokka. They do an amazing job translating my patterns onto fabric.”

Her latest project was co-founding a boutique design company that specializes in contemporary wallpaper for the modern child. You can also find one of the fabric designs of her circus collection in this new project. The cute animal print looks pretty good on walls too, doesn’t it?

Check out Nancy Wolff’s blog to see what she is working on.

pale pink elephant canvas fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

pale pink elephant canvas fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

Hello animals canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

Hello animals canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

pink penguin canvas fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

pink penguin canvas fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

blue circus animals canvas fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

blue circus animals canvas fabric by Nancy Wolff Kokka

pale pink canvas fabric circus animal Nancy Wolff Kokka

pale pink canvas fabric circus animal Nancy Wolff Kokka

colourful animals canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff

colourful animals canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff

The cute Nancy Wolff circus design is also available as wallpaper

The cute Nancy Wolff circus design is also available as wallpaper

Our favourite product of the week: Kokka sailor fabric

We got a new delivery from Kokka this week and are still adding the wonderful Japanese fabrics to our shop. As we got a few fabrics with maritime designs and will also be getting lots more in the next months, we decided to create the new fabric category “sailor fabric“. And our favourite product of the week, the cute sailor fabric with squares, definitely belongs in that category. Ahoy!

fine sailors fabric with squares by Kokka from Japan

fine sailors fabric with squares by Kokka from Japan

Giveaway with our fabrics on Petit Citron

Here is your next chance of winning some of our products. We teamed up with the French blog Petit Citron and give away 5 beautiful echino and Kokka Fat Quarters. If you want to win this fabric bundle just visit the Petit Citron giveaway site and join the competition. The Blog is in French only and the giveaway is open until July 29th. Good luck to everyone.

Win these cool Fat Quarters in the Petit Citron giveaway

Win these cool Fat Quarters in the Petit Citron giveaway

Lots of new Robert Kaufman fabrics

With lots of colours and lots of adorable designs. Just in the right time for a fun summer project. We added many new Robert Kaufman fabrics from the USA to our shop in the last couple of days. Some designs might look familar already, and…. they are. Because a couple of our most popular animal designs arrived in new colours, such as the cute monkey fabric, the owl fabric or whale fabric. But there are also completely new prints, for example with cute butterflies or with lions.

You should also check out all the new flower fabrics. We got some really high-class ones that have beautiful but discreet gold or silver embellishments. And even though summer is around the corner (depending on where you live of course), we highly recommend that you take a look at the autumn fabrics from the “Shades of the Season Metallic 5” collection. The golden and soft autumn colours are just amazing! But we also have lots of fabrics with bright colours perfect for summer.

In the next weeks we will be adding new Kokka fabrics from Japan and the lastest stuff from echino.

off-white fabric with butterflies Robert Kaufman

off-white fabric with butterflies Robert Kaufman

white fabric with colourful lions by Robert Kaufman

white fabric with colourful lions by Robert Kaufman

Robert Kaufman fabric with red flowers from the USA

Robert Kaufman fabric with red flowers from the USA

Robert Kaufman golden autumn fabric with leaves

Robert Kaufman golden autumn fabric with leaves

Robert Kaufman fabric with blue flower ornament silver

Robert Kaufman fabric with blue flower ornament silver

Robert Kaufman fabric with red strawberries

Robert Kaufman fabric with red strawberries

funny white owls fabric Robert Kaufman kawaii

funny white owls fabric Robert Kaufman kawaii

New echino collection, Kokka fabrics and Robert Kaufman in our shop

In the last weeks we added lots of new fabrics from Robert Kaufman and Kokka to our shop. Just last week the newest echino collection followed. And the designs are so lovely and powerful again. We got each one in several colours, so you can see how it looks in different shades and pick your favourite. We also have some additional colours of “older” designs, such as the funny echino London fabric or the echino glasses fabric.

Besides that our last echino delivery also contained the whole “dot dot dot” collection. That means 13 pretty polka dot fabrics in different colours. And we also got a few items of the “Solid” collection. Those are probably the first single-coloured fabrics we ever had in our shop, we’re all excited to see how you like them.

So there it is, lots of beautiful stuff waiting to be turned into colourful shirts, skirts, dresses, curtains, table clothes or all the other things you want to use it for.

echino canvas fabric pink berries birds from Japan

echino canvas fabric pink berries birds from Japan

blue echino canvas fabric leaves & birds from Japan

blue echino canvas fabric leaves & birds from Japan

black echino canvas fabric colourful flowers from Japan

black echino canvas fabric colourful flowers from Japan

purple echino canvas fabric with lilac polka dots

purple echino canvas fabric with lilac polka dots

mustard echino canvas fabric with white polka dots

mustard echino canvas fabric with white polka dots

echino canvas fabric bus brown & polka dots from Japan

echino canvas fabric bus brown & polka dots from Japan

green echino canvas fabric from Japan

green echino canvas fabric from Japan

All echino and Kokka fabrics now online

Pretty, beautiful, gorgeous. We finished adding all the Kokka fabrics from our last delivery to our shop. So now you can find the latest echino collection, which looks amazing. The designs by Etsuko Furuya are always really lovely, but each time we get new fabrics, we are blown away how vividly coloured they are. For example check out that new scooter fabric. Isn’t it super cool and colourful? We got the design in 4 different colours, so you can pick your favourite one.

We also got a couple of new Kokka fabrics designed by Nancy Wolff. These super cute animal prints will be great if you want to sew something for children. On two designs you find the word ‘Hello’ translated into many different languages, so the kids might even end up improving their language skills :-).

echino canvas designer fabric scooter Vespa purple

echino canvas designer fabric scooter Vespa purple

echino canvas designer fabric London blue  from Japan

echino canvas designer fabric London blue from Japan

echino canvas fabric Wish purple birds flowers

echino canvas fabric Wish purple birds flowers

colourful animals canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff

colourful animals canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff

Hello animals canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff

Hello animals canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff

Animal heads canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff

Animal heads canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff

Airport airplane canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff

Airport airplane canvas designer fabric by Nancy Wolff

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