Fabrics from Japan
My husband travels with some frequency to Taipei and Tokyo. A few months ago, he was in Tokyo and left me a voicemail saying, “I’m at a fabric store, what do you want?” Oh. my. gosh. Anything. Bring me anything. He sent me pictures while he was there.
He returned from that trip with nothing for me. I was soooo sad.
But, a few weeks ago, he was in Tokyo again with a little extra time. He was very brave, shopping on a national holiday there. The store was more busy than usual. I was chatting with him while he was waiting to get the fabric cut. He messaged me – “I’ve been here for 20 minutes and I just realized, this is just the line for cutting fabric! There’s another whole long line for paying for it!”
He persevered and brought me two things.
This is on my favorite:
Check it out!
Now, this second one, I’m a little stumped on. He chose it because he wanted something Japanese.
This fabric is lighter than the Snoopy fabric. The Snoopy fabric feels like a nice weight quilter’s cotton. This one is much finer, perhaps linen? I have no idea what to make with it.
Also, earning bonus points, he asked his coworkers what is printed on the fabric. It’s names of fish in Japanese! Ha! He said they did look at him a bit strangely when he pulled out his phone at dinner and asked them to translate the words on the fabric he had bought for his wife.
So, what would you make with fabric covered in fish names? I’m stumped and I have 2 meters of it!