Roostery Blog Feature

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A couple of months ago, I got interviewed by Roostery and it was featured on their blog. Roostery is an unique home décor marketplace where you can select surface designs and create your own housewares. It’s run by Spoonflower, an on-demand fabric printer for designers and crafters.
You can read the interview here and I hope you enjoy the article and some work-in-progress pictures as well as my dog photo.

http://blog.roostery.com/index/2016/7/22/designer-spotlight-hitomikimura

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Pattern Design File: MARI

MARI in Indigo x Ocean Blue
MARI in Indigo x Ocean Blue
Indigo x Ocean Blue

 

MARI in Orange x Custard
Orange x Custard

 

This MARI design was inspired by a shell but it also looks like a traditional Japanese ball TE-MARI so I named the pattern after it.

Type: Surface pattern design
Design: MARI
Technique: Paper cutting to design then hand screen printed at a mill in Kyoto, Japan
Materials: Linen-cotton blend

New year gift from Seoul

Yesterday I received an international parcel from Plus X – a leading design studio based in Seoul, Korea. Apart from brand designing they produce mobile accessories like iPhone cases, some of which carry my pattern designs. It was a nice surprise to get all the stylish items from the company including a mug, calendar, journal and some iPhone cases. I will enjoy the modern black & white designs for 2014.

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This is what’s in my head

I almost always carry this little note pad with me and I write down ideas, thoughts, doodles, quotes, to-dos, shopping list, anything that come up to my mind. I even take it when I have a bath. And it’s so nice to finish one note pad and feel the tired-look then go out to get another new one.

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Colourway experiment and yarn wrap

I’ve been looking for nice colourways and thought, I could spend a whole day doing this.

And I also tried knitting using one of those colour combinations but it ended up a disaster, which will be another story… so for now, please enjoy the colours I picked up and hope you find any combination you like?

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New yarn and new colour

Last week I received a box full of colourful yarn to be added to my colour palette and for my experiment of new colourways.

It’s so exciting to have a variety of colours and just looking at it makes me so happy. I love to feel the depth of colour on yarn and the richness that printed fabric cannot always have.

You will probably see my knitted fabric in more vibrant colours soon!

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