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17 February

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    Feb 17, 2014, 07.05 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hi Rikamekko, Haven’t seen you here for a while.. Looking forward to see your next lovely project! Happy sewing dear friend! ;-)

8 January

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    Jan 8, 2013, 12.45 PMby razieh khalili

    Hello., How are you? Thank you for your message. waiting’m nice idea.

6 January

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    Jan 6, 2013, 11.01 PMby dgprado

    Hi Rikameko! I just wanted to say happy new year, all the best for the year coming….

14 May

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    May 14, 2012, 07.16 AMby shoshana13

    You are welcome. I like japanese style. It’s a pity that there are not many quilted fabrics here. Although I live in a warm country, it’s quite cold till June.

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      May 14, 2012, 08.32 AMby Rikamekko

      I’m glad you like japanese style : ) I think it’s possible to make quilted fabric.I used bond quilt batting.You live in a warm country,nice.But sitll cold this season.Take care of yourself.Thank you for your comment!

6 May

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    May 6, 2012, 08.54 PMby dgprado

    Hi Rikamekko! I’ve just read your “More about Rikamekko” is such a beautiful message…

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      May 12, 2012, 03.51 AMby Rikamekko

      Hello dear my sewing friend,Thank you : ) I’m glad you liked it!How have you been lately?^^Any sewing topics^^?I’m thinking to make a dress with fabric printed roses.. : )Have a lovely weekend!

13 April

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    Apr 13, 2012, 05.13 PMby kstyled

    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL : “Being oneself is exciting. Being oneself is to accept and forgive oneself. To expressible oneself honestly. To awake meaning in one’s life and role. To awake connected others. To be filled with peace and freedom at one’s heart. It’d be great if I can find out myself through handmade.” I AGREE WITH ALL YOU WROTE AND…I HOPE YOU CAN TOO !

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      Apr 16, 2012, 04.37 AMby Rikamekko

      Thank you for your comment : D This is actually my moved words that I met somewhere,I though it connected for dressmaking but anything our ways. But it’s sometimes hard to being me as I am.Too care of public values.It’s just ”airy” after all though.Let’ have fun each other everyday with our favorite things^^

14 March

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    Mar 14, 2012, 08.43 PMby bofa

    Thank you for congrats!

    My machine have arrived and it’s so lovely and quiet these days I’m trying to collect as many old Burda Style Magazines as I can (older than 1980…). I’m not even sure if I’m going to sew something from them but I just kind of like having them… fashion from 60s and 70s is so inspiring :) wish me luck :D

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      Mar 19, 2012, 04.27 AMby Rikamekko

      Hi!Thank you for your reply,sounds so great on your machine!Oh old Burda Style magazine :DThat’s really intresting!I hope you could make something from them^^Sure,you can do it!You like retro fashion around 60s and 70s : )You also wear that kind of clothes?I do wear,I like second hand clothes around 60s,70s.Under of it,I wear thick layer of fat though ;D

12 February

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    Feb 12, 2012, 07.16 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Hi Rikka, How’s it going? Here a link for Anokhi-they are a co-operativ that make clothes using artisan-made hand block print fabric. The artisans they work with only use traditional techniques and dyes-thought you might find it interesting http://www.anokhi.com/photos/photo_archives/index.html

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      Feb 15, 2012, 02.46 AMby Rikamekko

      Hi! Visiting India,so nice for you! I checked the url.They’re absolutely souleiado like!And thanks for telling about anokhi.That’s intresting,too! You’re so kind.You’re very active woman.I like your personality^^btw,I like indian cotton,and clothes.They’re popular in japan.More one topic,do you know indian embroidery(quilting) “Kanta”?I met that yesterday for the first time online.They’re very beautiful.I was attracted them so much.Do you familiar with them?I wish I could have one : )

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      Feb 15, 2012, 12.52 PMby buddingnaturalist

      Thanks for all the positive comments. Yes I am familiar with Kantha-two of my cousins lived in the state that it comes from and both made very detailed and ornamental Kantha worked things for their wedding trouseau. I haven’t really seen that quality of work being sold commercially (possibly because its slow, labour-intensive stuff and difficult to make profitably?). If I come across it I’ll let you know =)

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      Feb 18, 2012, 03.55 AMby Rikamekko

      Hi! oh yeah “Kantha”! Is the name from place name?That’s great your cousins live there : )I’d like to see the wedding troseau some time.thanks for telling so.I’ll looking forward to it : ) Have a nice weekend!

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    Feb 12, 2012, 04.37 AMby buddingnaturalist

    No problems, happy to help! Maybe I should let you know when I visit India =D It should be late this year or maybe early next year but by then you should be able to check your preferences on fabric ;)

10 February

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    Feb 10, 2012, 08.51 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Hi Rikamekko, Your pants look super comfy! Looking closely at your fabric it seemed to me to be an Indian block print fabric. A quick search on Google revealed that Souleiado is actually Jaipur hand block printed fabric that a lot of French designers get made to specification. If you know anyone in India you should be able to get it at a fairly reasonable price (i.e. the good stuff is still expensive there but nowhere near as expensive as what it sells in Europe and online). There are a couple of Indian sellers on Etsy, you might just have to order a small swatch and see if you like the quality. Something to be aware of with a lot of these fabrics is that they are printed with natural/vegetable dye and need to be washed (with salt instead of soap) before the first use. The salt makes the dye ‘stick’ and removes any sizing. Also, all further washes should be done with the mildest soap. You can machine wash it safely and it gets softer with every wash.. This is just a quick search on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/search/supplies/fabric/cotton?search_submit=&q=indian+block+print+fabric&order=most_relevant&ship_to=AU&view_type=gallery Make sure you check with the seller that it is hand blocked (not machine printed) and see if you can get a set of swatches at a sample rate. Best of luck!

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      Feb 11, 2012, 12.31 AMby Rikamekko

      Dear buddingnaturalist,
      First of all,thank you sooo much for your kindness.
      I was glad to read your message.
      Thank you for searching about the fabric and its knowlege for me.
      I didn’t know these souleiado knowledge.
      This is really intresting!
      Indian ones are nice,too indeed^^
      I’ve been recognized some indian cloth.
      But I didn’t know these patterns.Very nice!
      Also thank you for sharing the url.
      I’ll have a look later enough reaxly.
      Thank you again.I appriciate your kind heart : )

13 January

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    Jan 13, 2012, 01.14 PMby Stitchless

    Thankyou. Have a look at my website! Tree