The original blue-dying was a cold indigo dye done in a large in-ground, dyeing tub. Since 1932 the family wrote down the instructions and it now is an indanthrene warm dye. Mária Kovás now runs the shop and she uses blue-dying patterns originating from the beginning of the last century and she added a few of her own designs.
All though it’s not a fabric shop it does sell the fabrics that the items are made of, in the shop. If you plan to visit the shop, just ask the shop assistant to show you the fabrics suitable to use to make a quilt. They also have the fabric you can use to make tablecloths and other house hold items. All the fabrics are 100% cotton and therefore very suitable for quilt making.
I was first introduced to Hungarian blue-dyed quilts at The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England in 2008. Guess what, they had a Dear Jane quilt made from the blue-dyed fabric, I don’t seem to find any photos, I have a feeling that we were not allowed to take any photographs.
Much More fabric was added to my stash! What can I say! Maybe another Dear Jane in blue-dyed fabrics? No ways!!!
Those blues look rich–will be fun to work with. Can’t wait to see what you do.
It is just fabulous!!!! This blog is killing me………I am dying to go back overseas. I would give my right arm to visit this shop. Jane
Glad I could inspire one person to want to go! I really enjoyed going to this shop!
In fact……..blogging has made my feet so itchy that I have made a decision. My teen is studying Mandarin and she is very interested in China. She loves everything about China……she is always talking about China. So I have decided to take her for a visit. And ever since I decided, I have been reading up on 2 things ie the Silk Road …………and where I can buy fabric!
Love blues, will have to put this on my “To Do” list 🙂
I’m glad you enjoyed the post.
Love to hear about your trip! I have made one quilt out of silk I had to keep it simple and make the seam allowance bigger.
Gorgeous! I would have gone mad in there and bought everything!
You would have! 😜
I seem to have lost you and now found you again in my reader. Just in time to see that beautiful fabric and those wonderful shops. I would so love to make another trip abroad but alas, travel is out of the question right now. Thank you for sharing your trip with us. My stash is large enough but there could always be room for a piece that beautiful.
Thanks for your lovely comment I enjoyed reading it.
My brother lived in Budapest for a few years and I loved seeing the beautiful embroidered clothes and tablecloths in the markets.I love the shade of blue you have shown us. Beautiful!
The embroidery is amazing!
Thank you for sharing this. My ancestors are from Hungary and Budapest and I will just have to show my mother!
Budapest is amazing, I really enjoyed visiting this city.
I haven’t been yet, but maybe someday!
Beautiful! I too enjoyed visiting Budapest and Hungary. I would enjoy visiting this store on my next visit. What a treasure.
Hi Marylou it was quite a find and worth visiting!
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What a historical treasure and the fabric is beautiful.
Thanks for reblogging my post, very kind of you!
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Thought this was cool…
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You are a jetsetter! I say yes to a(nother) Dear Jane all in blue! 🙂
You so funny! Hehe