Website closing end of 2021
The Kekfesto Cotton website will stop trading and close down at the end of this year.
I've been trading as Kekfesto Cotton at events and online for about 17 years and it's time to retire!
It's been an interesting and fun journey. Thank you for your support and for helping to keep the Hungarian blue print tradition alive.
Buying Hungarian blue print in the future
Here are a couple of places you can continue buying Kekfesto Hungarian blue print fabrics.
The original Tolna workshop is available in English and sells in Euros. www.blaudruckshop.at
Garments made with Kekfesto blue print. Some wonderful ideas using the traditional fabrics in a modern way. www.orokkek.hu
Bacsalmasi Kekfesto Muhely
Online, with a shop located in Bacsalmas in southern Hungary. www.kekfesto.hu
Gyori Kekfesto Muhely
Online, with a shop located west of Budapest. www.gyorikekfesto.hu
Online, with a shop located in Szentendre, north of Budapest on the Danube. www.kekfestokovacs.hu
Find Kekfesto Cotton at these events
World Textile Day Scotland
11 Sep 2021 : Bridge of Allan
A fantastic day out for textile lovers.
More info: www.worldtextileday.co.uk
Quilters' Guild Regional Day
25 Sep 2021 : Perth
Continue shopping here for Kekfesto Cotton until the end of 2021
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Hungarian Blue Print Quilt Video
Luana Rubin of eQuilter.com inteviews Hungarian textile artist Anna Maria Dolanyi - the founder and former President of the Hungarian Patchwork Guild - about the 'Hungarian Blue-Dyed Quilts' exhibit at the 2012 Quilt Festival in Houston.
youTube: Hungarian Blue Print Quilt Video
Enjoy one of my great Charm Packs
Ever since I launched my website with secure online shopping, fans of Hungarian blue print fabrics have been asking, 'When will you have Charm Packs?'
Well, now you have them!
What's in my new Charm Packs?
Each Charm Pack contains 50 different pieces of Hungarian blue print fabric. These pieces are square: 12 x 12 cm / 5 x 5 in, approximately. Patterns will vary with stock available. The image shows a representative sample.
Great price incluces FREE postage
Only £20 per Charm Pack. And, post and packing is FREE.
About Kekfesto Cotton
Kekfesto Cotton provides a vast range of hand-printed blue dyed fabrics imported from Hungary.
These 100% cotton fabrics are perfect for patchwork and quilting.
All of these fabrics are hand-dyed in small quantities. This means that most patterns are always available or can be re-ordered.
Because the fabrics are hand-dyed, the blue colour can vary slightly, which can add to the charm of the finished quilt or other creation. If you want to ensure a consistent blue colour, be careful to order fabrics with the same code letters. For example: "DB" or "SZ". The code letters identify the individual source of the fabric.
There are quite literally hundreds of patterns and I am always trying to add new fabrics to my collection - so come back often!
I hope you enjoy browsing through the fabric swatches. If you have any questions at all, please email me.
Email: Gilly Thomson
A bit of background
My first visit to Hungary was in 2002, when I discovered their traditional blue and white cotton. Then in May 2003, the Hungarian Patchwork Association [www.hunpatch.com] held an International Exhibition of Quilts, made from the traditional blue-print/kekfesto cotton. Quilters from over 30 different countries contributed to the exhibition, but I was the only one from the U.K. who attended the Official Opening of the Exhibition.
One of the reasons for organising the event was to get the blueprint better known outside of Hungary. These quilts went on to be exhibited at the European Patchwork Show in Val d'Argent in France in September of that year.
The blue-print material is considered very ordinary in Hungary, as it used to be widely available. I liked it so much and felt that others would too, so the idea of setting up the website just fell into place.
The cotton is colour fast and fade resistant, and ideal for patchwork and quilting. There are only eight family run businesses left that produce the material in relatively small quantities, five of which I deal with on a regular basis.