four may giveaways!
This month Okan Arts is giving away four one-yard pieces of vintage Japanese yukata cotton and three spools of cotton floss by Aurifil. There are four giveaways, each valued at $63.
The indigo and white yukata cottons, imported by Okan Arts, were hand-dyed between 20 to 40 years ago in small Japanese artisan workshops. The bolts of fabric, which come tightly rolled on round cores, measure 11 to 12 yards long—enough to make one cotton summer kimono. The fabric is approximately 14″ wide.
Here are close-ups of the fabric patterns—
Swallows and flowers with a dotted water motif on an indigo background. Note the touches of taupe in the flowers:
Double-dyed geometric pattern with caramel brown on the first layer, overprinted by inidigo:
Big, bold floral pattern on indigo:
Classic indigo and white geometric pattern for a man’s yukata:
The four patterns together:
The 6-strand threads, Aurifloss, are made with 100% long staple cotton. Designed for hand-stitching, the threads can used straight off the wooden spools or divided into separate strands. The three spools of Aurifloss in the Okan Arts Giveaway are pale blue, russet, and dark beige.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winners are Nancy A of Portage MI, Jerie C of Somers MT, Jeri Z of Haiku HI, and Joy-Lily of San Francisco CA.
To participate in the May giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: What do you like best about indigo?
HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The May 2018 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight Pacific Time on May 31, 2018. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (sorry to my 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 for the indigo yukata cottons from Okan Arts and the Aurifloss from Aurifil. The winners will be notified within 24 hours. 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 visit the Okan Arts website to see its full selection of yukata cottons +click here
To visit the Aurifil website and learn more about Aurifloss +click here
Thank you Aurifil for the donation of the floss threads! Please note that Okan Arts received no compensation for this giveaway.
BELOW Okan Arts in Seattle—a rice measure filled with indigo and white yukata cottons in traditional geometric patterns:
Okan Arts in Seattle—offering a huge selection of indigo and white yukata cottons:
Peony Samurai quilt by Patricia Belyea—made with indigo and white yukata cottons, and other more colorful yukata cottons: