Sunday, July 17, 2011

Passionate Dyes - a Giveaway!

It's Birthday Month Giveaway #3!
ETA: Comments are now closed, thanks for entering!!

When my local friends Susan and Martha announced that their amazing hand-dyed fabrics were now available to purchase from their very own online store, I immediately wanted to share their excitement with all of you. When these gals take their fabric on the road to quilt show merchant malls, their booth is full with gasping admirers. These women are definitely passionate about dying fabric, about colour, quilting, and art. To celebrate their online opening, Passionate Dyes will give a $30 gift certificate redeemable for hand-dyed yardage from www.passionatedyes.com to one lucky Poppyprint reader!!


Have you ever sewn with hand dyes? The colour depth is unlike anything achieved with commercial printing, and no two pieces are exactly alike. Susan and Martha have trained in numerous dying methods, including shibori resist, wrapping and colour mixing. The variety of colours and patterns achieved in their workshop is incredible....and I just love that you can shop their website in colour categories like Earth, Coloured Glass, Luminous and Stone. I think my favourite category is Shibori (resist techniques). Look at these beauties!


Their fabrics cover the complete colour spectrum but have an added feature; many pieces evoke landscapes, sea beds, trees, forest floor and flower gardens. Texture is created by folding, pleating, scrunching and shibori resist techniques. A passionately dyed fabric will add immense interest to your next project!

You'll notice that each piece of fabric is priced by it's size and base fabric (either Hoffman PFD -prepared for dying, Pimatex or Kona cotton)


Both Susan and Martha are expert quilters. I've had the pleasure of seeing many of their beautiful quilts first hand. Some of these art works are available in the webstore as well. A quick trip through their quilt gallery will provide plenty of inspiration for your own hand-dyed fabric project!

"Circles" by Martha Todd

"Line and Shape" by Martha Todd

Perhaps you're smitten with hand dyes and you'd like to treat yourself to a little present? You can join the monthly fabric club and have one yard, or two 1/2 yard pieces sent right to your mailbox! You can also sign up for their newsletter for all the latest on quilt shows, new releases and shop updates.

If you'd like the chance for a $30 shopping spree* at Passionate Dyes, please leave ONE comment below and let us know your favourite colour to work with. I must have a way to contact you, so if you email is not linked to your comment, please include it in "your name (at) your server (dot) com" form. Comments will stay open until 6:00 p.m. PST on Thursday, July 21 at which time the random number generator will choose the winner!

*(not including shipping)

GOOD LUCK!

67 comments:

badlandsquilts said...

These are just fabulous fabrics! I love red! Thanks for the chance!

Tricia C. said...

Love hand dyed fabrics, especially purple! Thanks for the giveaway!

Patti said...

OMG! What amazing fabric, and the colours just make me sigh. I could never pick only one favourite colour Krista! I'm heading over to their store right now.

Brenda said...

green....er...purple....blue...green. thanks for the chance. and happy birthday to you.

Donna said...

I love the earth tones! This fabric is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Oh my...what lovely hand dyed fabrics. I don't know that I could decide on a favorite color, but love reds, pinks and purples. But I'm sure whatever color is mailed out to the lucky recipient will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the giveaway.

Creative Mom said...

What a great giveaway! I love working with orange but when you look at my stash theres a lot of green and pink as well. Happy Birthday again!

Michelle said...

Beautiful fabrics!!! Favorite color??? Impossible to choose. I am partial to greens and blues, however, I am currently working on a quilt with pinks and purples and loving it!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Beth said...

How gorgeous! I love working in blue tons above all others!

stitchinpenny said...

Beautiful stuff, my favorite color is blue green fom the palest aqua to the darkest teal.

Anonymous said...

I love working with blues & greens...but I enjoy all colours really. Thanks for the great giveaway.

marie.ireland@sympatico.ca

jac. said...

I love deep purples!

DianeY said...

Wow! Love so many colors, but I think the red/orange/yellow spectrum is my favorite today!

Sandi said...

I saw them at the Fraser Valley Quilters' Show but had spent my limit by the time I got to them.

I love fushia and aqua, hard to pick just one.

All the best Susan and Martha, thanks for offering the give away!

Debra said...

I would be in love with yellow today!

Annie of Blue Gables said...

right now I am into anything that looks like nature, ie blues (for rivers, lakes and skies), greens, (for grass and trees), and browns (for trunks of trees and the ground)
I recently made a quilt with these colors called "I'm trying to be like Jesus" with Jesus and John the Baptist at His baptism.
http://annieofbluegables.blogspot.com/2011/04/im-trying-to-be-like-jesus.html
I had a terrible time finding anything that looked like sky color in my local quilt shop. These blues would have been JUST THE TICKET.
~a

Pam said...

Just beautiful. I like greens, pinks, yellow and other bright fabrics. I really like just about everything. The one color I am not super fond of is purple. I need to step out of that comfort zone.

Amanda said...

I love working with pink fabrics - I have two boys, so anything pink is welcome in my house :)

pinksuedeshoe said...

Oooo these are beautiful! I love pretty much everything, depending on the project. I am no respecter of colors!

Char said...

Oh my they are beautiful!!! I LUST after hand dyed fabric ... they have their own special spot in my collection ... esp. Purple ... love the purples. Thanks for sharing with us...

What Comes Next? said...

I love working with hand dyes, and I have to say, I've been one of those people gasping at what I've found in their booth at shows. Some of which always seems to make it into my bag to come home with me! I love just about all colours, but right now I'm really into blues and greens and blue-greens!

Katherine said...

ohhh hand dyed fabrics are so amazing! My favorite color has to be aqua!

Michele Pacey said...

I'm gonna settle on orange for this one I think! Oh let it be me this time... Come on lucky number 22!

Janet said...

Gorgeous! I love the circle quilt. I am quite partial to orange right now, and red is always a favourite.

Kristine said...

Great fabrics- loving the earth tones! Thanks for the chance.

felicity said...

I'm really digging blues right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

Arita said...

Just one colour....ummm blue would be the one. Thanks for another great giveaway.

jackie.howk said...

One color - I choose yellow. Thanks for tne opportunity.

Jackie

Rachel D said...

Love this! My favorite color to work with is blue.

robin said...

I would choose turquoise! Great giveaway - thanks!

Nina Lise Moen said...

I would love some hand dyed fabrics, thanks for another wonderful giveaway, Krista! if I had to choose one colour, it would be orange.

gill said...

Gorgeous!
I love green

Eli said...

Wow, gorgeous fabrics. My favourite colour to work with is green, it's so relaxing and goes with most other colours.
Thank you for a great giveaway!

WandaFish said...

I'm usually drawn to the colours of the sea but lately I'm also loving pink/gold sunset colours :)
Thanks for the introduction to Passionate Dyes and the fabulous giveaway. I'm swooning over the Desert Orange & Pink fabric you've pictured!

Deb said...

Love the blue/teal colorway. Hand dyed fabric is beautiful!

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Natasha said...

Thoses are beautiful colors. My favorite to work with is blue.

My Sweet Prairie said...

I have worked with some hand dyes - but mostly hand dyed thread... which is also amazine re: color & usage. COunt me in on the draw! I would pick any range of blues to work my skies with for my art. But my favorite color to work with would be reds. : )
~Monika in Saskatoon

Elsa said...

love the quilts and fabric ~ I like most colors, but my very favorite is orange. Orange seems to end up in just about everything I make!
thanks for the chance!!!
elsa (dot) hart (at) gmail (dot) com

Flying Blind... said...

Wow, some talented friends!
I always love a great teal/turquoise, a happy colour x

Krista J said...

I love working with blues and purples!
kejensen (at) gmail (dot) com

Krista said...

Oh wow, I would love to add some hand dyes to my stash. They're so beautiful! My favorite color to work with is blue. Not my favorite color overall, but it's just so versatile.

Jackie Russell said...

I would love to win some hand dyes! Green is my favorite color to work with.

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I like pretty much all colors, but I've had particular fun with greens this year. Thanks for the giveaway.

♥Duff said...

oh yeah, right up my alley!!! I love working with purple right now.
And for added luck: Rock me, Amadeus!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Orange is luscious!

Dianne said...

Great Post Krista and congrats to Susan & Martha for this step in their journey! I happen to know they make the most delicious shade of cherry red so if I were to win that is the one I would choose and put into a frame for my wall so I would feel happy every time I passed by!

Syd said...

I've only used hand dyed wool. Never fabric, would love to win som I could treat myself to some reds. Thanks!

Allison said...

Go birthday month! I LOVE to work with gray. It looks so good with other colors and it hides stains a little better than white. When you have two large dogs that think they are lap dogs you have to consider how much damage the quilt can take without it showing.

Laura said...

Hmmmm... how do you pick a favorite? I know I have the most blue in my stash, but I think what I love is the interaction between colors. Love the hand dyed fabric!

loralie said...

favorite color to work with-teal

slmartin at vtc dot net

Anonymous said...

I'm passionate about blue! amoung many other colours of course! Happy birthday this week Krista.

Marsha from L.B.

Anonymous said...

I love the fabrics from these 2 talented ladies. I have acquired some of their fabric at the quiltshows. I love their fabrics!
Jo Ann
N Van

Lobster Grrl said...

I just love the blue! Ahhhh, the possibilities!

Andrea C said...

Ohhhh boy am I excited about this one. I LOVE Susan and Martha's fabrics. I have some at home all lined up for particular projects and it's so hard not to use them for something else. I think I need (not want but need) more!!

Amy said...

Oh, those look just beautiful! I have such a hard time saying what color I like working with...I like neutrals and then depending on my mood, I might add pinks, blues, greens...Thanks for the chance!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gorgeous died fabrics! My favorite color to work with is aqua/turquoise!

Cathy Tomm said...

I would love a chance to win some of their great fabric. It is all so Yummy to look at. I sent an email by mistake so now for a real comment. Sorry and thank you for the giveaway

**nicke... said...

i'm in! love love love it!

Sharon Pernes said...

Beautiful fabric! Thanks for the chance to win.

Christine M said...

I love working with red. There's some beautiful colours in the dyed fabrics. It's hard to choose a favourite. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Nicole G said...

I've always wanted to try hand dyed fabric in a quilt. What a great idea for a giveaway.

L said...

Hi Krista

I really liked the stone colours, perhaps because we have been spending as much time at the beach as possible lately and with this grey weather-- the colours of the stones are really clear, not washed out by the sun...although a little sun would be lovely. Thanks for this fun opportunity! L3

hueisei said...

Loves the blue and red hand dyed fabrics.. Such a creative masterpiece..
Thanks for the chance :D

Anonymous said...

purple purples purpley purples!
YESSSS, thank for the opportuity!
ellen at ocb dot ca

Andrea said...

I love working with beach sand colours - greys, ivory, cream, beige, taupes. they have a unique feel and make the end product have life to them.
Thanks for the opportunity, what a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Blues...just love blues...Lisa in Texas
lalebla at yahoo dot com