Habu Textiles was created in 1999 by Takako Ueki, who took her passion for weaving to the next level when she founded this amazing textile company. The name, “habu” comes from the name of a very poisonous snake, which is unique to Okinawa. In original characters, “ha” means “wave.” “bu” means “fabric” The snake is named so because when it moves, it moves like a fabric.
We are delighted to now be a Habu stockist, beginning with four carefully selected yarns from their unique line.
Our Habu lineup:
N-6B Root Sizing Silk Gima
Silk Gima is soft and strong, with a unique texture. It can be used for everything from garments to bags. Each skein is 89 yards and $8.25. This yarn is closer to fingering weight.
A-174 Cotton Gima
Gima means to “fake linen” in Japanese. This yarn has the feel of linen but softens up quickly when washed or handles. Only 3-4 balls of this yarn will make a whole garment for a good value, as it is $9 per skein of 265 yards.
This lace weight bamboo has a wonderful sheen and drape. Each skein is a generous 575 yards and costs $18.95. Just one skein will make a triangular wrap and two will make most lace weight garments.
New fibre space™ pattern collection
We are delighted to launch a three pattern collection to pair with the new Habu in the store! Check out these designs, now available in print at the shop:
If you haven’t seen Habu in awhile, you might be surprised at the color range now offered in this line. Here are some pics of Habu on our shelves: