Fabulous hand dyed wool/rayon felt from Country Dawn

Fabulous felts hand-dyed by Unique Stitching.

Fabulous felts hand-dyed by Unique Stitching.

With Sue Spargo visiting New Zealand last month, many of us are discovering our old needlework skills of lazy daisy, stem stitch and french knots.  These fabulous hand dyed wool/rayon felts are perfect as the base for these stitches which are now constructed with thicker threads of wool, rayon and the usual DMC stranded cottons. Intense colours, hand dyed by Cecile Whatman of Unique Stitching in Australia, are available exclusively in New Zealand via Country Dawn in Whangarei.

Every piece of felt, which is a blend of 85% wool felt and 15% rayon, is unique and the photo is a guide to the types of colours you can expect.  There is a limited number of each colourway available at any given time.  Sold in either fat quarter or fat eighth sizes you will find this size perfect for applique and textural stitching.  You will enjoy the feel and superb colour saturation that this felt gives to your latest projects.  Hand-dyed wool/rayon felt is also perfect for beginner stitchers as success can come easily because felt doesn’t fray.  Consequently you can spend your time perfecting the stitching without worrying about needle turn applique or raw edges fraying.

Voluptuous velvets hand dyed and exclusive to Country Dawn.

Voluptuous velvets hand dyed and exclusive to Country Dawn.

Country Dawn also stock voluptuous hand dyed velvets which are 20% silk and 80% rayon and once again hand dyed exclusively for Country Dawn.  Team the voluptuous velvets and fabulous felts with Valdani pearl cotton threads in various sizes and colours.



Mary has sewn and fabric collected all her life and feels that to combine both in quilting is a real joy. She has been quilting, teaching, pattern writing and selling fabric for the past thirty years and can’t think of a more wonderful and fulfilling creative outlet.


  1. How fantastic! We have been painting and I had to clear out cupboards and wardrobes and found some great fabrics I just chucked in and forgot about! Now its just like I walked into a quilt shop, overrun hahaha!
    But quilting for Age Concern and Hospice it is a godsend as I was running out of bits and money! Too much spending on workshop quilts and coffee and cake!

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