The one thing I really love about having my Etsy shop is that I am always on the lookout for great fabrics. It seems that when I settle into a rhythm where I feel like I know all of the patterns and prints that I need to fill my shop, this is usually when I will inadvertently stumble on a fabric designer, collection, etc. that is totally new to me.
This happened for me about a week ago when I found this fabric:
This is called Paloma from Alexander Henry’s
Folklorico fabric collection. I have always really liked this manufacturers designs and had seen other fabrics from the collection in the past, but I had never seen this particular print. And I LOVE IT! While searching for shops to purchase some yardage of Paloma, I found some other great Alexander Henry fabric.
I especially liked that last one called Kaori Kokeshi and thought that I could use some of this print as well in my shop. The second one with the manga girl is really cute too — I am thinking of how I might use this one??
The one thing that I noticed as I looked at Alexander Henry fabric is there is a lot of Japanese influence and Mexican influence in the designs. I think this is part of what makes them so appealing to me – I grew up in Southern California where there are healthy populations of both. And it turns out the Alexander Henry is located in Burbank with its own in-house designers.
I had to pay a little more for the Paloma and Kaori Kokeshi fabrics, but I think the results are worth it!