Welcome to our exciting world of dyes, paints & fabrics!  Also online quilting classes and freemotion quilting DVDs!


***Please note:  I will be out of the country in May, June and July, so will be unable to process any orders during that time.  My housesitter is not involved with the business, so will not be able to answer any phone queries.  My apologies for any inconvenience.***

NEW 2010 colours

I have some new Procion and acid dye colours for 2010.  See them here and here.

Want to see how much fun my classes at the National Quilting Symposium had?  View some photos here of the Beginners', Beyond the Basics, and Surface Design classes. 

Interested in the next National Quilting Symposium at Queenstown in 2011?  Get all the information here. I will be teaching again!  My classes are "Pole Dancing with Shibori" and "Faux Batik"


Want to improve your freemotion quilting?  Bored with the usual designs, and want to extend yourself to something more dramatic? Now available in New Zealand - Patsy Thompson's quilting DVDs - see more information here.  

CLICK HERE to download my "Dyeing Tuition #1" eBook - FREE!  What is an eBook?  It's a book in "electronic" or digital format.  It comprises text and photos, and you can download it from this site onto your computer for personal use.

We all like free stuff - for more of it, go HERE to my FREE STUFF pages for links to FREE instructions, tutorials, patterns and downloads.

Need general dyeing instructions for my dyes?  You can download basic instructions for fabric here and wool here

5 Good Reasons to Buy Your Dyes from Tillia :-

1. Tillia's owner, Shirley Goodwin, does not simply sell dyes - she uses them herself in all her quilting and artwork, and in her fabric ranges.

2. Tillia dyes are fresh imported stock from a major US distributor, not leftover stock from local chemical companies.  This way, you have access to the latest colours and trends. 

3. Full product support is available. Shirley's membership of various international dyeing and surface design groups means she keeps up to date with products and their applications.

4.. Should products you buy from us prove to be unsatisfactory, they will be replaced.

5. Tillia has been the major name in dye supply in New Zealand for the past 15 years.  Tillia's aim is to be the best, not the cheapest.

So why would you buy your dyes from any other supplier?  Read what Tillia's customers are saying here.


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WANT TO SEE ARTWORK FEATURING MY DYES & PAINTS?  See my recent work on my blog here

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IMPORTANT NOTICE - when you order from Tillia Dyes, you are automatically added to our mailing list.  If you do NOT wish to receive our free newsletters and special offers, please advise at the time of ordering, or at any time by email.  Your privacy is important to us, and your contact details are never supplied to any third party. 

Tillia Dyes & Fabrics is owned and run by Shirley Goodwin.  Shirley is  a member of the International Surface Design Association, Creative Fibre Association, and TAFTA (The Australian Forum for Textile Arts). She also teaches quilting and dyeing, and was selected as a tutor for the 2007 National Quilting Symposium in Palmerston North, the 2009 Symposium in Wellington, and will be at the Remarkables Symposium at Queenstown at Easter 2011. 

Shirley is part of the following internet groups: Artful Quilters' Web Ring; Dyers' Web Ring; Surface Design Web Ring; Dyers' Email list; Surfacing Email list; Complex Cloth Email list; QuiltTeach email list; Fiber Artists/Mixed media group; Dyeing Forum; Kiwiquilters List.