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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Szentendre, Hungary

A Country Village in Hungary


Szentendre is a small village outside Budapest.  It is home to many artisans and craft people.  We visited on a bitterly cold day, the coldest for that date in 40 years. We navigated the cobblestone streets to find some treasures to take home.  In the square is a Christmas tree and the village children were gathered to await the arrival of St. Nicholas.






As a quilt designer, the main thing I was looking for while I was in Hungary was traditional blue-dyed Hungarian fabric ~ a folk craft in itself.  I found it here, the Kovacs family has been producing blue-dyed products since 1878.  Their website is: http://www.kekfestokovacs.hu/




The lovely woman in the shop allowed me to photograph the interior of the shop including the antique implements used to make the designs.





I can't wait to create something with my new fabric!

2 comments:

  1. Good morning,
    Thank you for your post.
    I am going to Hungary next september and I wonder
    if you know wether the Kovaks sell their fabrics by the meter.If yes, are there very expensive?
    Thank you for your answer.

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    1. Yes, they do sell the fabric by the meter but they also sold pre-cut pieces which is what I bought since I wanted a selection of styles. I'm sorry but I can't remember the cost. It was more than we pay for fabric in the USA but fabric in Europe is always more expensive.
      Have a great time in Hungary!

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