This evening I received some “Japanese” linen fabric I ordered off Etsy from China. I was dubious but the prints were original, the prices were good and the shipping was super inexpensive. Though the English was a bit broken, communication was fairly good, they were great in telling me when my fabric would ship and were true to their word. Considering this fabric was shipped from China, it only took 3 weeks to get here, not bad!
This first bundle was purchased as a set, each piece was sold as fat quarters approximately 19″ x 17″. I measured each piece and were all a very generous 20″ x 18 1/2″ and larger however, it seemed like the patterns were silk screened as it felt very thick and rubbery like ink, not dye. All are in the washer (on cold) as I speak, we’ll see how they turn out.
These other fabrics are fantastic, I love everything about them, they feel “genuine”.
I love this last fabric panel but sadly there’s some sort of stain on it and it came with dirt smudges on it. I’ve asked the seller what she proposes to do about it because I really don’t know! When I purchase an item from Etsy, I don’t expect it to arrive dirty and stained!!
I probably won’t order from this vendor again, I’d give them a 50% grade depending on how that group of dots and ginghams come out of the washer. If the colour cracks, I know it’s not dyed and I’m somewhat diappointed that the gingham isn’t yarn dyed. Live and learn, good thing I didn’t spend a lot of money on them.