Welcome to our online shop where we invite you to discover a wide range of textiles and crafts from Japan. We have sourced the very finest materials from Japan for quilting, sashiko, kogin and shibori. We offer both traditional and more contemporary designs, making your completed sewing project adaptable to a variety of interiors. We encourage those just starting out with sewing to try their hand at one of our beginner kits and for experienced sewers there are many projects to inspire including quilt kits designed by renowned Australian designer Jane MacDonald.


  • New arrivals
  • Fabrics

    Explore our Japanese fabric range from rich shot-cotton tsumugis to pre-stencilled sashiko fabric on the bolt we have something to complement your current project or to inspire the next. Our 100% cotton fabrics are produced exclusively in Japan and include yarn-dyed cloth, pre-stencilled fabrics for sashiko, traditional takumi, woven stripes and shot-cotton tsumugi.

  • Sashiko

    All of our materials for sashiko are of the finest quality and proudly produced in Japan. We offer a wide range of sashiko supplies including rich cotton tsumugi fabrics for sashiko, pre-stencilled sashiko fabrics, hana fukin (sashiko samplers), kits, sashiko needles, thimbles and sasiko threads. If you are new to sashiko, we recommend trying one of sashiko beginner kits and viewing some of our free sashiko tutorial videos to get you started with the basics. Our sashiko panels are very popular, with designs from Jane MacDonald and Susan Briscoe.

  • Threads

    Our thread range includes everything you could need to get started on your next stitching project. Our evergrowing collection includes sashiko, embroidery, crochet and kogin threads. Our sashiko thread range from Olympus Thread includes both solid and variegated colours, with fine and regular widths. We have carefully selected collections of sashiko threads in complementary colours to work perfectly with your next project. Similarly our embroidery threads include the Garden Party series which feature collections of threads with harmonious colour palettes. Specifically designed for kogin work, kogin threads are six-stranded threads and are available in both solid and variegated colours. Our crochet thread range can also be used for sashiko work. Our threads are made from 100% cotton and are all made in Japan.

  • Embroidery

    Our embroidery range is of exceptional quality, with designs including Jane MacDonald’s popular Vase of Flowers and kits from the remarkable embroidery artist Alice Makabe. The embroidery thread range from Olympus Thread have a smooth feel and natural shine. They include a wide range of colours, available as collections or as single skeins. We also welcome you to explore our kogin range which is a traditional Japanese embroidery. This range features kits including tablerunners, pouches, brooches and bags.

  • Kogin
  • Crochet

    The French word “crochet” refers to the small hook tool used to craft various thread types into works of art. In this section, discover everything needed to bring your crochet projects to life - such as learning resources or idea books, along with an assortment of threads and hooks. With the crochet technique, users can create almost anything imaginable - ranging from scarves to dolls or even flowers. Take some time to explore this section and see what it has to offer!

  • Projects

    Start your next project with one of our inspiring kits or patterns from popular designers including Jane MacDonald and Alice Makabe. Choose either from our premade kits or make your own by choosing your pattern, threads, fabrics and accessories. If you are just starting with sashiko we recommend trying one of our sashiko beginner kits. There are also kits made in Japan that are excellently illustrated for a range of projects including kogin and embroidery. Our range features many soft furnishing projects for the home. Our most popular projects include tablerunners, quilts and bags but we also have designs for garments, brooches, pouches, placemats and coasters. We offer books that can inspire your next projects for sashiko, kogin and embroidery.

  • Dyes
  • Accessories

    Explore our wide range of accessories for your next stitching project. We have accessories for crafts such as bag-making, indigo-dying, quilting and sashiko. We have needles and pins of exceptional quality from Tulip Needles and leather thimbles for sashiko. Our range includes handware for bags such as koki clips and magnetic closures, and also elements for making brooches and other unique decorative projects. We have very popular bag tape used for making bags in various colours, materials and widths, as well as sanada-himo woven band made from traditionally dyed cotton threads. Waxed cotton cording is available in a wide range of colours and two different widths which is used in the ever popular drawstring bag series designed by Jane MacDonald.

  • Block Of The Month

    We propose each year one or two block of the month programs. With a monthly fee, receive every second month a parcel containing the fabrics needed to achieve a quilt.

    This year we have the pleasure to propose two BOM programs:

    Jane MacDonald's Stepping Stone Quilt, a large 65'' x 75'' sashiko featuring quilt with 100% Japanese fabrics. Jane's largest quilt so far has attracted lots of interest with her distinctive style yet easy to achieve program. A lot of fun to make.

    Anni Down's whimsical "A Day in Happy Land", a 55'' x 56'' quilt featuring appliqué and embroidery. Our version of this program involves Japanese fabrics and embroidery threads and French linen. Anni's BOM will be available shortly; please contact us for pre-registrations

  • Workshops

    Workshops at Galerie Claude-Nicolas:

    BeBe Bold organises workshops in Arc-et-Senans at the always welcoming Galerie Claude-Nicolas. Housed in a 18th century ancient Relais de la Poste, the gallery looks out from the entrance to the striking UNESCO listed Saline Royale (Royal Saltworks). The gallery is adaptable to different artistic practices including ceramics, painting and textiles. It includes three separate rooms, generous lighting and rustic features including exposed oak beams and limestone walls, offering an agreeable backdrop for workshops. 

    Participants to your workshop will also be pleased to be ideally placed to visit the historic Saline Royale directly across the road. 
    Please write to us for more information and to reserve the gallery for your next workshop. 

    We welcome any enquiries or bookings, we look forward to hearing from you.  

    Japanese Textile Workshops at Galerie Claude-Nicolas:

    Join Yves for workshops in Arc-et-Senans at the Galerie Claude-Nicolas, opposite La Saline Royale. Yves offers workshops during the spring and summer months including shibori and sashiko. 

    Yves is also happy to join you at your local patchwork or embroidery club to teach and create a pop-up shop on-site. 

    Upcoming Workshops:

    Boro inspired kinchaku bag workshop with Yves Al-Ghazi: 

    17th of June 2024 
    A project inspired by boro to develop your creativity. 
    This workshop is led by Yves Al-Ghazi in Arc-et-Senans (France). The workshop is a fun and relaxed way to share your passion for embroidery. We will give you the basics of sashiko embroidery to create this unique project. 

    Illustration workshop with Natali Fortier: 

    9th - 12th July 2024 
    If you don’t yet know Natali Fortier, this is the opportunity to come and have fun for 4 days in her company.
    The workshop will take place in a very beautiful place opposite the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans.
    The workshop is open to anyone between 7 and 107 years old. Natali likes the mix of generations.
    A maximum of 12 participants
    Schedules. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., just to go diving in the Loue during the break.
    Price: for 4 days, 400 euros per adult and 200 euros for an accompanying child.
    “We’re going to draw a lot. Experiment with several techniques and way of telling stories.”
    Natali will give the impetus in the morning with several quick drawing exercises, whereas the afternoon there will be a focus on a creation of work that is both individual and common.

    The Gabi Bag with Jane MacDonald: 

    16th and 17th September, 2024
    Join Jane for this inspiring two day workshop to learn the techniques featured in the her Gabi Bag project. The workshop will include various sashiko techniques including hitomezashi. Jane is visiting from Australia so Yves will be also joining for helping with translation from English to French. We welcome everyone interested in joining the workshop to contact us to register your place. 

    L'epicerie Fine Appliqué Rebrodé with Martine Apaolaza: 

    Wednesday 18th September, 2024
    6 hours of lessons €70 including instructions.
    €20 extra for optional but recommended kit.
    You can bring your own meal or there is a brasserie nearby.
    9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. break and 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

    Please write to us to register and for more information 

  • Gifts

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