"Bloom" - available in the shop
Junko Onishi's designs are bold and contemporary with strong vivid colors and large patterns, but the details - pinwheel like blooms, plump colorful polka dots , hints of metallic among brick - give her fabrics a subtle playfulness.
"Koyuki" - available in the shop
Ms. Onishi first began designing handicrafts while working at antique furniture shop, and then decided to sell them when they became popular. In addition to her original line of fabrics, the 'en plus de' collection, Ms. Onishi, also designs accessories and gives classes on handbag construction.
She often utilizes antique elements, such as lace or beads, side by side with contemporary patterns in her own pieces, and encourages people to discover how a flat pattern can take on new life when used in an unusual construction, such as in a handbag or patchwork piece.
This year is the 5th anniversary of Junko Onishi's en plus de collection, and this year she has released a series full of rich beautiful tones in several different weights of cloth appropriate for a variety of projects, from home decor to apparel. 3 of these designs, 'bloom', 'koyuki' and 'peony' are in the shop now. Discover them for yourself.
Junko Onishi's website (in Japanese): link