four spring giveaways!
By Patricia Belyea
FIRST DAY OF SPRING! This month Okan Arts is giving away four yards of vintage yukata cotton paired with three spools of floss by Aurifil. There are four giveaways, each valued at $77.50.
The yukata cottons, bursting with floral patterns to celebrate the season, were hand-dyed in small workshops over 20 years ago! The 6-strand threads, Aurifloss, are made with 100% long staple cotton. The threads can used straight off the wooden spools or divided into separate strands—depending on your desired hand-stitch look.
Hand-dyed floral patterns on yukata cottons (R TO L): gold lilies on fresh teal, pink camellias on gold, stylized roses on grass green, and mauve/gold lilies on classic pink.
Hand-dyed floral patterns on yukata cottons (R TO L): red peonies on peachy beige, blue and yellow iris on pale blue, mauve camellias on sage green, and violet lilies on soft pink.
Hand-dyed floral patterns on yukata cottons (R TO L): red clematis on light blue, rainbow hydrangea on pale green, bouquets of flowers on old green, and magenta camellias on pastel teal.
Hand-dyed floral patterns on yukata cottons (R TO L): purple iris on rosy gray, pink/yellow hydrangea on cloudy-day gray, pink carnations and a gray grid graphic on mint green, and forest green/white bamboo on salmon.
Okan Arts imports the vintage textiles from Japan. Both myself and my daughter Victoria Stone invite you to visit our shop in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.
Please email ahead (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you to the largest collection of vintage yukata cotton outside Japan, plus bolts of kimono wools, kimono, obi, and more!
Or shop online at okanarts.com/shop. Hundreds of yukata cotton patterns are available and all ship out with a flat rate.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winners are Alice R of Torrance CA, Nancy H of Sunset Beach NC, Kelli H of New Plymouth ID, and Melissa L of Bellingham WA.
To participate in the Spring giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: How will your quilting momentum change with this new season?
HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The Spring 2018 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight PST on April 15, 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 yukata cottons from Okan Arts and the Aurifil floss. 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!
Below: The Art of Flowers, a quilt by Patricia Belyea, from the book East-Meets-West Quilts. Photo by Kate Baldwin
Thank you Aurifil for the donation of the floss threads!
Please note that Okan Arts received no compensation for this giveaway.