I. Am. A. Material. Girl.


WARNING!!!

The following post contains major eye candy for fabric junkies...

The light wasn't good for shots today--sorry.



All of the fabric pieces above are Japanese hand towels. They're called Tenugui and they've been produced since the Edo era. The width is small and both ends are cut and left unhemmed and can be used in various ways. These are sold by a chain store called RAAK.








I purchased all of the fabric at Okadaya in Shibuya. There are 7 floors of fabric. I would still be there rolling around in bolts of fabric, but I had to leave 'cause I was hungry.

The store was a goldmine for us craftoholics. The other half of the store included 1 floor of buttons, 1 floor of yarn, 1 floor of beads, 1 floor of ribbon & trim, 1 floor of Japanese craft books, 1 floor of flower making supplies, and 1 floor of embroidery stuff. And yeah, I think I bought something on every floor too.

I left Buck sitting by the door with my fabric haul while I shopped the other half of the store. I was gone quite a while 'cause when I returned, he was gone.

Not to worry, just look for the tall white bald man. I looked up and down the street but didn't see him. Then I spied the Standing Sushi restaurant. Of course, that's where he was, elbow to elbow hobnobbin with the locals.

If you're ever lucky enough to shop at this store, make sure you visit the Standing Sushi restaurant across the street. It rocked!

7 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I am uber jealous!! OMG...I would still be there just looking....looking and looking...

loulou said...

prairie and i are both oohing and ahhing. can't wait to see what you do with it.

i had another e mail bounce back today. it was a great big long one too, all about our japanese student when i was 8. what shall i do oh maizey? x

June said...

What delightful fabrics! It was awfully nice of Buck to be so patient while you reveled in your fabric discoveries.

Anonymous said...

Uh, my password is current. Do you think Artie and Buck could hang at the Standing Sushi while you and I deplete the retirement accounts? Love, Esther Sunday

Anonymous said...

I meant PASSPORT... I have too many dang passwords these days...
Esther

Süßstoff said...

How gorgeous! I wanna go to a big store like that too, but it's probably better that I never will.
Can you please show us EVERYTHING ELSE you bought on the other half of the store too? I love ribbon and trim!
Nicole

mandi said...

I want to play with all your fabric. Please! :(