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Online Quilt Sale & Christmas Shop Open Day

2 December

Help us raise money for Musa's clinic

Beginning Saturday 2 December 2017 - in conjunction with our Christmas Shop Open Day - you can help raise money for the Sukuta Health Centre in The Gambia.

It's easy! Just buy one of our modestly priced small quilts donated by Magie, Isobel, Alison and Steph. Treat yourself or a friend for Christmas and help Musa's clinic.

  • Online sale begins 2 December and closes on 30 December.
  • Christmas Shop Open Day is 2 December, 10 am - 4 pm.

Website link to our online quilt sale

On the morning of 2 December we will publish a link here on our Home page. That link will take you to the Online Quilt Sale page. 

A Tree for Musa © Steph Saward:
One of the many quilts for sale online and in the shop on 2 December

Shwe Shwe Woven Basket Kit: available in four colourways

Shwe Shwe Woven Basket Kit by Isobel Holland

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.

  • Useful? Tick.
  • Attractive? Tick.
  • Easy-to-make? Well, Bob might struggle, but for anybody with basic stitching skills - tick again!

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

NEW & UPDATED: Jo'burg Beauty II Wallhanging 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


NEW Wax Prints and Langa Lapu Sun Prints now on website

We're celebrating International Chocolate Day by uploading some great new African wax print and Langa Lapu sun print fabrics to the website. Enjoy!

View and buy: African Wax Prints | Langa Lapu Sun Prints

Postcard from Sirigu © Magie Relph

Magie's Postcard Collection

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

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