fresh paint

The KimonoMomo shop will be closed for a few days while the painting is being completed in the studio. Everything should be up and running again by Tuesday, with new items to be listed. Stay tuned!

a little house cleaning

I am finding so many good things while getting ready to have the studio painted. When the physical part of cleaning and sorting gets tedious, I take a break and clean out old files from the KimonoMomo website. Among them I found this, a shot from several years ago when I dressed the staff of…

News, promotions, and pretty things

First, the Pretty Things: You know how I’m always asking for you readers to send me photos of items you make with the fabrics from my shop? It’s because I sincerely enjoy seeing what you make! Like it? I do. Kaz of Kaz Style is a talented stitcher from Japan, now living in Atlanta, Georgia….

Engi mon zukushi indigo has arrived

What’s that, you say? Remember the indigo I polled about last week? It’s here. And boy, was I surprised when I pulled it from the package. This is not quite what I expected, but I sure do like it! Engi mon zukushi translates roughly to a collection of small treasures. What I had at first…

Free indigo!

Remember to post your response to this post today to get your name in the drawing for one of two mini bundles of indigo colored fabrics from my stash. I’ll draw a name later tonight… … and the winners are trinlay & LJ! Contact me with your info so I can get these out to…

A Closer Look at Yukata fabrics

After handling these fabrics for several years, I often forget that many people have never seen a bolt (called a tan) of Japanese fabric, much less a kimono. Here are my thoughts on a question I am often asked: Why is the fabric so narrow? This is a bit of a chicken-and-egg question, as I’m…

New in the shop for April

Yummy new yukata fabrics have landed, with more on the way. I just can’t help myself when it comes to getting more. Unlike the larger Kona Bay and Alexander Henry cotton bolts I have on the shelf, yukata cottons take up so little space, which leads me to figure I can fit in a few…

Home again, bearing gifts

Slowly getting back on track, planning new classes and ordering more beautiful fabrics. Several times it has been said to me “you really need an assistant” and I know it’s true. Not sure how to go about this other than posting an ad on craigslist–which has worked in the past (thank you, Jacob!)–but I certainly…