Jeanette Viviano has enjoyed sewing and art since she was a very young girl. She made her first quilt in 1978 and has taken many classes in quilting, design and art. A desire to work with a more diverse palette than found in commercially made fabric led Jeanette to the joy of hand dyeing.
Jeanette's passion has expanded to manipulating fabric and experimenting with new techniques using color, texture and a fun, creative process.
A native of Michigan, Jeanette has lived in West Linn, Oregon for over 20 years and works out of her home studio. She has 3 adult children and a teenaged son, who along with her husband Frank have become helpers "to dye for."
Please feel free to contact Jeanette for more information or to visit her studio.
Jeanette's Fabric To Dye For products are carefully hand crafted using only high quality, 100% cotton fabric from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
Fat quarters are approximately 18" x 22".
Fat eighths are approximately 18" x 11".
Yards are approximately 36" x 44".
Can be used with commercial quilt fabrics.
Both sides are of equal quality providing even greater choice and flexibility.
There are multiple values of color on each side, covering a dynamic range from light to dark.
Under normal use, my fabrics do not require pre-washing before you use them. All of my hand dyed fabric has been washed and rinsed 14 times. I prefer to wash my quilts in cool water, gentle cycle and using an extremely mild soap made for quilts. You may want to test a corner of the fabric before using and washing, since everyone’s water can affect the fabric differently.
You may hand wash or gently wash these fabrics. Do not scrub them harshly against each other. Line dry and press with a very hot iron. Can also be dry-cleaned.
Silk-Cotton Blends, Voiles and Velveteens
Wash in cool-to-warm water. Iron silks and voiles while still damp for best results. Line dry velveteens and iron with a thick towel on top of the fabric.
Each individual fat quarter or yard is treated with different bathing and artistry techniques to produce stunning colors and innovative designs.
Unlike most commercial suppliers, my fabric is machine washed up to 12 times, machine rinsed multiple times, and machine dried.
Trimming and ironing make up the final phase of the process.
Digitally photographed at high resolution, each fat quarter is ensured precise color matching when displayed on the website. Not all computer displays show color the same way. You may have to adjust your display to see the accurate colors of the fabric.
Adds innovative design and vibrant color to quilts.
Provides additional texture and depth.
Blends or connects the colors and values of other fabrics in a project.
Excellent for both focal point and foreground on quilts.
Beautiful in applique and Baltimore Album quilts.
Exceptional for landscape, flowers, fruit, trees, water, rocks, leaves, sky and all nature.
Great for art quilts and stained glass quilts.
Ideal for wearable art designs.
Please feel free to contact Jeanette for more information on adding your quilt link to this page.
Kits, accessories and supplies for the new and experienced quilter.
Award-winning quilt artist, author, instructor, and designer of patterns for quilts, quilted clothing, and clothing embellishment.
Cheryl Uribe (Gizmo Girl)
Longarm quilter Cheryl Uribe is the Gizmo Girl for Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims' Internet quilting show called The Quilt Show.
Dharma Trading Co.
An excellent source for textile craft supplies and supplier of all fabric dyes used by Jeanette's Fabric To Dye For.
Artist, writer and quilt maker Gloria Hansen has a beautiful site of quilt making ideas and designs.
Multi-media artist (art quilting, painting, decoupage, jewelry and photography) Jamie Fingal's book, "Embellished Mini Quilts: Creative Little Works of Art" was published in October, 2007. Go to her website for more information.
See all of Janet's quilts along with detailed descriptions and information about her studio workshops and lectures.
Jean Brown has started seven Quilt Guilds on the West Coast and teaches and vends many shows all over the country. Her "special and different" method for Hand Quilting has become legend across the quilting industry.
Good friend Jennifer Conrad presents a creative expression of quilted, knitted, and painted poetry.
Quilt artist, teacher, judge and designer Kathy McNeil is famous for her animal applique patterns. Her award winning work has been exhibited widely in international competition.
Lorraine Torrence Designs
Designer Lorraine Torrence has a great site that features patterns for wearable art. Lorraine is highly regarded as a designer and teacher. Shop, look for upcoming classes and even find some tips for fitting garments.
Art Quilts and realistic fabric portraits by Marilyn Belford and her students are displayed. Also to be seen are photos of Marilyn's works as they evolved from start to finish.
See all of Mary's quilts along with detailed information about her classes, workshops and schedule.
Northwest Quilters, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides the opportunity for fellowship and exchange of techniques and ideas, encourages others to quilt and provides information about quilting.
Oregon Quilting Company
Machine quilter and fellow Oregonian Linda Alexander's site features samples of her outstanding work and information about her quilting services.
Pacific Rim Quilt Company
Seattle-area sisters Nancy Lee Chong and Janice Lee Baehr have a beautiful site specializing in Hawaiian quilts and applique.
Paula Burch's Own Site
An instructional site about this marvelous art form, sharing new ideas with other fabric artists.
North Carolina Piedmont Art Quilt Guild
North Carolina Piedmont Art Quilt Guild in Concord, North Carolina established in October 2009, offers college level art, design, drawing, life studies and computer aided drawing lessons, like the one used by Robbi Eklow to produce Free Expressions, to our members. Our mission is to produce a creative environment to learn art and design for art quilting at reasonable rates and to further the profusion of good art and design in fiber art. The guild is member of Studio Artists Quilting Association (SAQA), and a sponsor of the International Surface Design Association. We are a chapter member of the National Quilting Association (NQA).
Arashi Shibori scarves with Swarvoski crystal beads attached are also for sale.
The Pine Needle
Located in the Pacific Northwest, The Pine Needle is a previous winner of Better Homes & Gardens' Quilt Sampler Top Ten Shops.
Quiltart, the Internet's largest mailing list for contemporary art quilters.
An excellent source for quilt and quilting related sites.
An excellent source for quilt and quilting related sites.
QuiltBus is the quilt store that comes to your door with fabrics, patterns, kits, books, batting, notions & supplies, ideas and more for the quilter.
Not all computer displays show color the same way. You may have to adjust your display to see the accurate colors of the fabric.
You can use these color accuracy charts to determine if you need to adjust your computer's display.
The saturated colors on the top chart should move from yellow to blue to gray for each column (top to bottom), and should progress from light to dark values for each row (left to right). If your computer display is properly adjusted you will see a gradual value change for each color that will progress uniformly from left to right.
Another great source of information on calibrating your computer monitor's display for color accuracy can be found at: this site. Adjustments to your computer display should be made according to the documentation provided.
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Please feel free to send Jeanette photos of quilts (or other application) that you have made with Jeanette's fabric! With your permission, we will happily post your photos on our Photo Gallery page.
Send us a very high quality (resolution) jpeg file of your quilt as an email attachment to the address listed below. You may also want to send closeups of particular areas of the quilt. Also include any pertinent information that describes the quilt, including which fabric category was used. For reference, take a look at some of the examples below.
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Place a custom request by filling out this form. Custom requests are generally priced at the same amount as fabric that is in inventory. For example, if you custom request an Ultra Sateen with specific colors it will cost $30.00 per yard, the same price used for Ultra Sateens in our website inventory.
The Custom Request form will be used to describe your general needs - a starting point for further discussion with Jeanette on the specifics. She will contact you upon receiving the custom request to discuss your requirements.
Once you have complete this form, it will be emailed to Jeanette. You will not be asked for a payment or any commitment by submitting a request.
All dyes used are Dharma Trading Co. Procion MX Dyes.
Jeanette was featured in the Oregonian on October 29, 2004. Writer Patricia Conover visited the Portland-area studio where Jeanette hand crafts each piece of fabric.