Magie Relph and Bob Irwin have been roaming Africa for over 30 years - researching, documenting and buying textiles and fabrics. Come back often to see what's new.
We're about to set off for The Gambia with a BIG SURPRISE for Head Nurse Rose Mendy and her team at Sukuta Health Centre.
Thanks to your support - on Saturday 2 December you bought 27 quilts in total - we now have just over £2,100 in new money to support the clinic with what ever they need from repairs to clinical purchases to medicines.
From Rose, Musa and the team - THANK YOU!
Quilts are still available online until 30 December: Buy a quilt to support Musa's Clinic
Isobel has been at it again - getting creative with fabrics, that is.
As soon as she showed her nifty little baskets to Magie, they agreed instantly that they make a fabulous kit.
Each kit contains enough genuine Shwe Shwe fabric to make 2 - as in two! - charming baskets, including lining fabric, beads for embellishing and full instructions with photos.
Available in four colourways: Blue, Green, Purple and Red.
View and buy: Shwe Shwe Woven Basket Kit
Magie's been busy in her sewing room lately updating our popular Jo'burg Beauty Wallhanging Kit. This new version combines our Shwe Shwe Colours fabrics from South Africa and our African wax print fabrics from Ghana.
With special thanks to Helen Conway, who designed the original kit for us.
View and buy: Jo'burg Beauty II Wallhanging Kit
Magie always tries to keep busy when we're on the road in Africa. To fill those long hours waiting for transport or queueing on borders, what does she do? She gets out her scraps of fabric and gets stitching! Introducing Magie's Postcard Collection: small handstitched quilts she makes while we're travelling.
This one - Postcard from Sirigu - is Magie's interpretation of the painted house motifs in Sirigu village in northern Ghana.
View more from: Magie's Postcard Collection