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.
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
Our good friend Janice Gunner is one of the UK's best known quilters and a great fan of African fabrics.
She stays with us from time to time when she's 'up north'. Back when the shop was all in our house, Janice slept in the spare bedroom, also our African fabric stock room. When she came down for breakfast she often had a pile of fabrics with her.
And so was born the idea of our Janice Gunner Special Selection Inspiration Packs.
Limited edition, so be quick!
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