patricia & victoria
japanese yukata cotton
The perfect weight for quilting, yukata cottons add an extraordinary essence to any project.
The fabric patterns, from classic indigo & white geometrics to vividly bold florals and abstracts, inspire and enchant.
online with patricia
creativity & complex curves workshop
Being able to add complex curved piecing is like being given the keys to the universe. In this 5-session online workshop, you’re challenged to think creatively while learning an exciting new skill set.
Timed for quilters from Perth to London.
SASHIKO 2 SEWING MACHINE
a hand-stitched look by machine
The Sashiko 2 sewing machine creates dashed stitches that look like hand stitching! There are four stitch lengths and four stitch gaps that can be mixed and matched.
Okan Arts uses this unique sewing machine to finish quilts, large and small.
In this creative quilting book, Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction using her Hachi Manifesto of five simple rules.
Fourteen projects explore improv—using vintage and contemporary Japanese fabrics, and bold hand stitching.
podcasts featuring okan arts
Collecting Culture Liz Logan interviews Patricia about Okan Arts’ over-the-top yukata cotton collection, the role of yukata cotton in Japanese culture, and finding textile treasures in Japan. [25:33 minutes] +listen now
Modern Sewceity Stephanie Kendron chats with Patricia about her new book and her different approach to quilt making, especially adding modern facings. [01:16:44 minutes, Patricia starts at 4:05] +listen now
Pat Sloan Pat talks with Patricia about discovering yukata cottons in Japan and using them in her quilt projects. [53:57 minutes, Patricia starts at 13:55] +listen now