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Habu Textiles’ New Website

Written on August 5, 2011

Habu Textiles, a mecca for fiber artists, has just launched their new website.  And it’s gorgeous.

Habu Textiles is a purveyor of some of the most luscious yarns and fibers you can imagine–and many of them, being Japanese, are made of the same fibers as the antique, rural textiles that I sell on my website:
kuzu (kudzu), hemp, ramie, nettle, kozo (paper mulberry). And there are many more.  Habu’s cotton, steel, wool, bamboo/rayon, silk and novelty yarns are each wonderful for their color and texture, and each is hand chosen by Takako Ueki, Habu’s founder and owner.  I am sure many of you know Takako from the many shows she participates in around the world.Below is a scant and random sampling of what  can be found on Habu Textiles site–all gorgeous.

Above: Hand-dyed Kasuri Linen Paper

above: Hand-tied Kozo

above: Cork Chenille Cotton

above: Hand-tied Kuzu

above: Rolling Stone

above: Hand-tied Ramie (futo-ito)

above: Fringe Tape Ribbon

above: Hand-dyed Kasuri Silk Mohair

above: Handspun Nettle

above: Ultra Fine Stainless Steel

above: Entomology Pins

Should you find yourself in New York City, make sure to stop by Habu Textiles: seeing these yarns in person is sheer bliss for anyone who loves beauty.  But do enjoy a few minutes perusing the new website: you’ll be inspired.

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  1. Comment by paula:

    textile porn! ^^ spent an hour on the habu site after you previewed it for us. thank you for that time suck (and i mean that sincerely).

    entomology pins? i think i need those, NOW.

    August 6, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

  2. Comment by velma:

    i have this dream of actually visiting habu! the new site looks so great, i’m glad you profiled it.

    August 8, 2011 @ 7:57 am