Saturday, March 19, 2011

Japan Relief Auction - Vintage Kimono Fabric Bundle

My second auction to raise fund for the Japan Relief.  A bundle of vintage kimono fabrics from my collection.

There is a mix of fabrics, though mostly silk.  All together there is over 7 metres in there, most fabrics at the standard kimono panel width of 30 - 35cm, a couple are a bit narrower.

This big bold origami crane pattern comes from a woman's haori coat.

I love the Samurai helmet on this boy's fabric.

And look at these cranes, one a yummy crepe and the other a fabulously cute origami crane print.

The nitty-gritty of the auction...
  1. The auction ends at 9pm (Brisbane time) on March 26th, 2011.
  2. To bid, leave a comment on this blog post with the amount you wish.  You can keep checking on the post during the week to make sure you haven't been out-bid.  The starting bid is the first bidders choice.
  3. Bids are to be made in Australian dollars, in full dollar amounts.
  4. Make sue when you bid that I'll be able to contact you if you win, either with a link to your own blog or an email address.
  5. I'll post the fabric anywhere in the world.
  6. The full winning bid amount will be donated to the Red Cross Japan Disaster Appeal.
I'm also auctioning one of my hand embroidered kimono cranes for the appeal here.

For other great Japan Relief auctions and raffles, please visit A Bit Of This and A Bit Of That, the co-ordinator of this great event.

Time to get this party started!  Do I have a first bid?


Re-Purpose History said...

We've still not been able to reach family there so I feel passionately about this issue. Thank you for doing this.

I will get it started I bid $3

Miu And Umi said...

Great auction, Melanie.
Ante, consider yourself upped.

Lilli boo said...

I can't here's my bid $40.00

spindelmaker said...

I raise to $50

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Such a lovely gesture Melanie! I bid $100.00 :-)

Peggy Lutz Plus Sizes 12 - 36 said...

Melanie, Thanks for helping me cry at last. I bid $110 Peggy

m1k1 said...

I am glad that your friends are safe. What frightening pictures we have been seeing.
My bid is for $125.

Peggy Lutz Plus Sizes 12 - 36 said...

I raise to $150 with much love and appreciation from Peggy Lutz of xoxo PEG

Sweet Snow Flakes said...

Thank you so much for helping us Japanese. As I am Japanese, I really appreciate this though my area was safe.

By the way, the fabrics are sooooo beautiful!

m1k1 said...

well miss peg, there's a gauntlet if ever i saw one.

funny jokes said...

we want to donate for the japan relief please can you let our organization know where is to donate officially as everywhere its fake

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Thanks for all the bids lovely people!

Funny Jokes, I'm not sure what you mean about "everywhere it's fake". The Red Cross is a great place to donate and the link is on the post. The link for A Bit Of This and A Bit Of That will take you to another organisation that is doing great work for Japan.

TheInspiredHousewife said...

I'd love for you to add your link to my link up party going on now called Change Your World Fridays. I think this is a great auction you're doing and I'd love to spread the word to my readers!


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