JAPAN TEXTILES & TOURS

Carol Lane-Saber Designs

Featuring the sewing patterns of Fairfield Designer, Carol Lane-Saber

TOUR  to   JAPAN Sewing   Patterns Carol's   Quilt  Gallery
     Kimono      Men's  Haori     Children's   Kimono       
Wedding   Kimono

  Kimono / Garments

Obi
Antique  Textiles   Fabrics               Boy's   Day Banners     
  Antiques                  Furniture              Wall Screens  and  Pictures  
Military Items  Dolls

           Paper Mache  Animals and Bells            

HOW TO ORDER Classes / Workshops / Lectures About Us / Testimonials

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Our personalized shopping tour to Japan is  what everyone called THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME. 

We are pleased to offer clothing patterns which are wonderful for embellishing including quilting.  We also offer a wide selection of Japanese textiles including silk, yukata, brocade, kasuri, shibori as well as fabulous shibori haori.  For many of these items, we are the only source in the United States or on the internet or both. 

For those desiring to create a very special wedding dress, we have a wide selection of light to heavy weight, white silk from Japanese uchikake (wedding kimono) AND we are running a special on this fabric.   All have a lovely jacquard while some are embroidered with auspicious symbols including cranes, cherry blossoms, pine boughs and flower carts.  

Finally, we offer a large assortment of Japanese dolls, Boy's Day banners,  screens,  antique textiles, garments plus  kimono for children, men and women.

Webmaster: JERRY SABER   (individual pages are updated very frequently)                       TO CONTACT US

OUR LINKS to other web sites include many personal friends and products we strongly endorse.    They are so important that we have included them on our home page.

TRAVEL - SEWING RETREATS

Air Ninja is the site to discover discount airlines not found on the major sites and can lead to a very good deal.

Aizenkobo  is a fabulous shop in Kyoto, Japan with a long history for indigo dyeing.   Let us escort you there on our JAPAN TOUR.

Amsterdam  Travel guide to Amsterdam features information on hotels, apartments, sights and entertainment in Amsterdam and all the Netherlands.

Direct flights to AUCKLAND plus lots of very helpful travel suggestions

European hotel bookings with no reservation fees, no cancellation fees and no payment in advance.

EXPATS - Great source for expats including classifieds, clubs events and social networking

Cities & locations in Europe.  Each of the following links will lead you to easy & secure online reservation of apartments, B&Bs, villas or hotels as well as images and useful information.        

                           THE RIVIERA    AMSTERDAM     VENICE      ROME         FLORENCE       TUSCANY   

Infohub is the source for wonderful travel ideas.    Be part of the largest specialty travel community on the internet - whatever your hobby maybe, you will find a like-minded traveler here to share your passion.

Ireland - online reservations company for Dublin and the rest of Ireland is one of the most visited in its field, attracting a client-base from America, the UK and across Europe.

JAPANiCAN is an easy-to-use, multilingual online booking travel website for foreign visitors backpacking on their own around Japan.

Sidestep.com - TO- FLIGHTS: the Traveler's Search Engine that finds airline tickets, cheap airline tickets, cheap airfare, discount hotels, car rentals, travel deals, hotel reservations from multiple sites.

Top Hotels is a non-profit website which gather information about well known hotels all over the world.

Touristclick is a comprehensive travel resource where you can find a travel sites and services.

SEWING - QUILTING - TEXTILES - NOTIONS

COLOR HUE DYE is the perfect dye for our silk as it is instant set, non toxic, good for the environment and so easy to use where the result makes the jacquard leap off the fabric and you can get colors that are not available in Japanese fabrics.   Please look at the resulting SAMPLE.

AllStitch LLC for those hard to find embroidery supplies and backings.

Barkcloth Hawaii is the place to visit for vintage barkcloth, if you are ever thinking of visiting Hawaii and to see the cutting edge of websites.  This website is awesome.

Bear Paw Quilting a  discount online quilt fabric store with thousands of name brand fabrics.

Bride Couture for everything one needs for the bride, bridal party and a new addition.

Button Shanks for those hard to find backings for special buttons

Carol's Minature Quilts are spectacular and set the standard for superb designs, templates, tips on making these gems as well as patterns.

Cottonwood Quilts - easy patterns and kits, a beginners block of the month, lots of quilting tips and information and a newsletter that answers readers' questions.

Denver Fabrics for fashion, quilting and home decor at discounted prices.  Silk, linen, wool, drapery prints and upholstery fabric, cotton prints from major lines and much more. A large variety of discounted sewing notions, trims, books, and  patterns.

Embellishments Beads and Findings is a great source for anyone looking to make beaded jewelry or to embellish already-made garments.

The Embroidery Store is the perfect source for a variety of needles, threads and embroidery stabilizers, as well as other embroidery accessories.

Fabric Trends Magazine for the latest information on what is hot and what is not.

Fat Quarter Shop specializing in fat quarter bundles.  We carry Moda, Benartex, P&B, RJR, Timeless Treasures, Marcus Brothers and more.  Free set of quilting tissues with every order.

Fionamarie for patchwork quilting pattern store featuring New Zealand and Australian designers.

Gerrie Congdon - a fiber artist who uses many Japanese textiles to create quilts that are outstanding

Gypsy Caravan - the source for medieval patterns and the renaissance fabric and vestment brocades for creating them. 

Helen Squire - a quilt teacher, designer of quilting patterns, guest lecturer, auctioneer, and Q & A columnist for three decades who has the experience to answer your questions on quiltmaking.

Homespun Hearth is a premier online Quilting Fabric and Quilt Shop offering a huge selection of the finest quality designer fabrics and quilting products, an interactive design board on our website along with live chat to answer customer questions, podcasts and so much more

Kaye's Quilting Friends Quilting and Sewing Site with everything from a newsletter to chat room, patterns to projects

Lunn Fabrics  produces  the best dyed cottons available anywhere.  Their selections are continuously updated and cover a wide sectrum for color and unique patterns.

Mama's Log House Quilt Shop specializes in exceptional selection and service. Please visit our online shop to see our frequently updated inventory of quilting fabric, quilting supplies, patterns, quilt books, kits and more.

Martha's Quilting Corner is a full service quilt shop with name brand discounted quilt fabric, books, quilt kits and more!

Pacific Rim Quilt Company for innovative patterns and great fabrics.  Place to go for patterns for Hawaiian quilts.

Sewing Pattern Reviews not only provides reviews but also discussions for sewing patterns, sewing machines and more.   Sewing classes and tips make sewing easier and more enjoyable for you.

Sharon's Antiques Vintage Fabrics offers only vintage and antique fabrics, with no reproductions.  The online selection features more than 700 swatches of feedsack and cotton print fabrics from the 19th century to the 1950's.

Thread Art for quilting and embroidery supplies featuring fabrics, notions, patterns, books and more.   These folks have a great selection and offer discount prices.  They also have a free shipping offer!

OTHER  

Cool Craft - a directory covering an extremely wide range crafts.  A terrific resource for any one invlived in anything from balloon making to quilts,

C&T Publishing for gifts plus books on quilts, crafts and collectibles that truly inspire creativity.

Want to look spectacular at your next event?    Visit Annabrooks.com and find a wide range of gorgeous plus size dresses, gowns and clothing for women.

Searching for the best prices on plus size clothing including Mother of the Bride Dresses and gowns?   Discountdressesonline.com offers a wide assortment of perfect attire for you, all on a safe and secure website. Visit us today.

Eco-Artware for innovative designs from recycled, reused and natural materials by 21 (and counting) artists. Includes earrings and cufflinks from typewriter keys, bottle openers and wine racks from bicycle parts, origami clocks from used bookcovers....more.

Fred's Furniture for an unbelievably wide range of antiques and collectables at affordable prices.

Trick or Treat is the place to go for a unique mask that will have no equal or an equally spectacular  Halloween t-shirt  

Home directory for home decorating and interior design.

Impress Me - Artistic rubber stamps hand-crafted to help unleash all of your creative talents!

A PAGE FOR JAPANESE DOLLS is the perfect souce for information on Japanese dolls as well as a source for buying exceptional dolls.

Oh Noh! Kimonos! Offers HIMO (tasseled cord closures) with clips for men's formal haori; HERA, the "stay" for Hakama; and a few all silk nagajubon

Pine Bed Frames: shop on line for low prices with fast home delivery

Plus Size Clothing offers plus size shirts, jackets, blouses, tanks, tops, dresses, pants, beach cover-ps caftans and accessories.

The Quilter Magazine Online features free projects, quilting basics, articles, message board, current issue overview & back issue index, shop directory, classifieds, submission guidelines and much more for today's discriminating quilter.

QuiltsQuiltsQuilts is THE difinitive guide on or for anything relating to quilts including shopping, tours, museums, history....the list is a very long one.  If you only have time to visit oneweb site, this is it.

Saf-T-Pockets has clothing patterns designed with many hidden pockets for convenience and security.   They also offer sewing/fashion retreats and tours in addition to travel accessories.

Sandra Betzina is our choice for creative home sewing tips, advice and merchandise.  She is the author of POWER SEWING, star of her own TV show called SEW PERFECT and was one the guests on our first TOUR TO JAPAN.

Selvedge Magazine... offers the world's finest textile photography, unparalleled design and peerless writing

SmartBuySell for online shopping directory with huge number of categories plus tips & articles about safe online shopping, fraud protection, online shopping discussion and much more.

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