New Release: Gingham Washi Tape in Bright Spring Colors

New Release: Gingham Washi Tape in Bright Spring Colors

New Gingham Washi Sets

If you're looking for washi tape in beautiful spring colors, then you'll want to see our two gingham sets. Each washi set features three rolls in gingham and a coordinating roll in plaid. Each of the four rolls is standard width (15mm). They're designed to work well in projects such as Easter cards as well as in bullet journal spreads!

Spring Gingham Washi Set in Pinks Spring Gingham Washi in Purple

Origins of Gingham

It's not definitively known where Gingham originated from but this classic pattern has been found in Asia and Europe for centuries. The name may originate from Malay 'genggang'. It is also thought that the fabric now known as gingham may have been made at Guingamp, a town in Brittany, France, and that the fabric may be named after the town.

Characteristics of a Gingham print

When originally imported into Europe in the 17th century, gingham was a striped fabric, though now it is distinguished by its checkered pattern. From the mid-18th century, it started to be woven into checked or plaid patterns. Checked gingham became more common over time and is now that pattern we think of, when we hear Gingham. 

Gingham or Grid Washi for bujo spreads and planners?

Both gingham and grid patterns layer well and we don't think you can go wrong with either choice! Gingham layers exceptionally well with floral washi and stickers. Washi tape is perfect for all journal paper types, but because the adhesive is light, it works especially well with thin paper (such as in the hobonici weeks planner below). Because the washi adhesive is light, you can reposition the tape without ripping the delicate pages.

Gingham Washi in a planner layout

Photo by @raiyplanz. The washi is from our Spring Gingham and Madison Floral sets.

Looking for ideas on how to use gingham washi?

If you're looking for cute ways to use washi tape, check out our inspiration gallery. We also love to see what you're making and share it with our community - tag us on instagram for a chance to be featured. 

What color of Gingham is your favorite?

Blue and white checked is still one of the most popular colors for gingham print (think Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz), but it's certainly not the only option out there. Let us know in the comments what color you like best and what you use it for!

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