four july giveaways!
By Patricia Belyea
This month Okan Arts is giving away an East-Meets-West Thread Set from Aurifil and a 2-Yard Length of Vintage Japanese Yukata Cotton from Okan Arts. There are four giveaways, each valued at $82.
The East-Meets-West Thread Set was designed by Okan Arts co-owner Patricia Belyea for Aurifil—the Italian thread company. Inspired by Patricia’s book, East-Meets-West Quilts, the set includes three shades of indigo and a rainbow of bright colors.
Ten spools each hold 220 yards of 50wt cotton thread—perfect for piecing, stitching-in-the-ditch, machine quilting, and hand-stitching bindings or facings.
The vintage Japanese yukata cotton is traditionally hand-dyed using hand-cut washi paper stencils and a resist made with seaweed, clay, and rice bran. The background color is a vivid cherry blossom pink with a pattern of skillfully variegated lilies in green, turquoise, and yellow, plus two styles of foliage—lovely indigo arcs and fresh white polka-dot leaves.
The fabric is woven for making a summer kimono—just 15″ wide. The center of each two-yard length shows the symmetrical book repeat of the dyeing technique.
Since the fabric is dyed, not printed, the intensity of the pattern is the same on both sides of the cotton panels!
To participate in the July giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: What quilt project(s) are you working on this summer?
HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The July 2019 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight Pacific Time on July 31, 2019. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (apologies to our Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. Four lucky winners will be chosen with a random number drawing. Each will win an East-Meets-West Thread Set and a 2-Yard Length of Vintage Japanese Yukata Cotton. Each winner must respond within one week of notification or her/his giveaway will be forfeited. A list of Okan Arts giveaway winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!
To learn more about Aurifil 50wt Cotton Thread +click here
To see a color chart of ALL the 270 colors of Aurfil 50wt Cotton Thread +click here
To listen to a podcast where Patricia Belyea talks about yukata cottons +click here
To visit Okan Arts online shop filled with hundreds of yukata cotton patterns +click here
To learn more about Patricia’s book, East-Meets-West Quilts +click here
To see a video about traditional chusen dyeing in Japan [11:50] +click hereThank you Aurifil for the donation of the East-Meets-West Thread Sets!
Please note that Okan Arts received no compensation for this giveaway.