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£2,100 raised for Musa's clinic

Thank you for supporting our online quilt sale: the sale goes on!

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!

Buy a quilt to support the Sukuta Health Centre in The Gambia

Quilts are still available online until 30 December: Buy a quilt to support Musa's Clinic

Magie and Rose display purchases of cleaning and clinical equipment to the village elders and clinic volunteers

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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