kimonomomo

KimonoMomo ~ Exquisite Japanese Textiles ~ きもの桃

California, United States · 15196 Sales

kimonomomo

KimonoMomo ~ Exquisite Japanese Textiles ~ きもの桃

California, United States 15196 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   All fabrics (except fat quarters) are cut as continuous yardage.

New and vintage fabrics arriving every week. Listings updated almost every day! Specializing in new and vintage Japanese textiles, sashiko supplies, kimono, books, and other arts since 2005.

**Custom and Reserved orders will only be held for 48 hours. If you do not purchase within that time your order is no longer guaranteed.**

If it looks like I'm sold out of something you want, ASK! I might have more available.

**INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE READ** I cannot be held responsible for your package once it leaves the USA. Shipping insurance is required and included on all orders over $20 except countries not covered by my insurer. You may be charged import duty by your country.

California buyers will be charged sales tax.

Problem with your order? CONTACT ME. I'll be happy to fix it.

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Last updated on Feb 13, 2016

All fabrics (except fat quarters) are cut as continuous yardage.

New and vintage fabrics arriving every week. Listings updated almost every day! Specializing in new and vintage Japanese textiles, sashiko supplies, kimono, books, and other arts since 2005.

**Custom and Reserved orders will only be held for 48 hours. If you do not purchase within that time your order is no longer guaranteed.**

If it looks like I'm sold out of something you want, ASK! I might have more available.

**INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE READ** I cannot be held responsible for your package once it leaves the USA. Shipping insurance is required and included on all orders over $20 except countries not covered by my insurer. You may be charged import duty by your country.

California buyers will be charged sales tax.

Problem with your order? CONTACT ME. I'll be happy to fix it.

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An Asian Addiction

It all started with a vintage Singer sewing machine back in 1978 when I asked my mother to teach me how to sew. From there I've progressed to becoming a textile collector, designer, teacher, and writer, with several articles in Stitch Magazine.

My focus has been Japanese textiles since 2004, and I opened KimonoMomo in 2005. I've been here on Etsy since 2007, closed the shop in June, 2012, and reopened in December 2012 when I realized I couldn't stay away.

I am often asked "Why Japanese textiles?"

1) Because they are beautiful. Growing up near San Francisco I was exposed to a tremendous amount of Asian art, and my mother was a textile junkie who quilted and collected Japanese fabrics herself. It rubbed off on me.

2) Because they are the best. When I am in Japan I meet artists, designers, textile dyers, and vintage kimono dealers. Everyone has an amazing story to share, and they are all as excited about textiles as I am. The level of quality is so high in Japan that there truly are no bad fabrics, at least in my experience. Silk that is considered "inferior" for domestic use is sent to other countries, where it will become something other than a kimono.

3) Because they last for a century. Japanese silk is produced to an exceptionally high grade, and a kimono custom made for a young woman today is expected to be handed down to her daughter and granddaughter. The silk will last, if properly cared for, which is why I collect so many of them for reuse.

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  • Carol Ziogas

    Owner, Curator

    I'm a textile writer, researcher, collector, hunter, supplier, hoarder, and teacher specializing in Japanese kimono and sashiko items. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and blog at http://theardentthread.com

  • Thomas

    Owner, Shipper

    Master shelf-builder, booth display engineer, and shipper of orders while Carol is at shows. In his spare time, Thomas teaches grade school.

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