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Open Day & Quilt Sale - Saturday 2 December

Help us raise money for Musa's clinic in The Gambia

As many of you know, we're very close to our friend Musa Jaiteh in The Gambia. Last year we helped channel almost £4,000 to Musa’s village clinic - the Sukuta Health Centre. We didn’t raise all that money ourselves. We were merely its ‘custodians’. The real work was done by Helen Conway and the many talented textile artists who made quilts to sell to aid the clinic. Here’s the full story: Helping Musa’s Clinic

The clinic staff and the village elders decided how to use the money. They spent it well, mostly on building works and sanitation improvements. Most of the money is now gone: so what next?

We’d like to keep the ball rolling. With that in mind, at our next shop Open Day on Saturday 2 December we’ll be having a modest sale of items to aid the clinic: mainly small quilts and wallhangings by Magie, Isobel and Alison.

Drop by and have a look. Maybe you’ll find something you like and any amount we can generate now is cash we can take to the clinic when we go there in December.

Thanks - Magie, Bob and Isobel


Musa shows off clean running water at Sukuta Health Centre in The Gambia


Visit us by appointment

You are very welcome to shop for our wide variety of African fabrics, beads and fair trade baskets in person. However, we don't have a traditional shop and we don't keep regular shop hours.

To avoid a wasted trip, please contact us in advance to make sure that we are not away in Africa or 'on safari' to a textile event somewhere in the UK or Europe

Magie Relph, Bob Irwin and Isobel Holland

Shop location and contact info

33B Greens End Road
Meltham, Holmfirth

Our correct location on Google Maps

IMPORTANT: If you are using Google Maps on a mobile device and you enter African Fabric Shop, it will NOT take you to our shop address at 33B Greens End Road in Meltham. It will take you to the old shop location, which was our house. For correct directions to the shop, enter our shop post code: HD9 5NW. We are in the unit behind the hair dresser and the dog grooming salon.

t: 01484 850629


A note about access

Please be aware that as we do not operate as a conventional shop, we are located up a flight of 15 stairs.

Online Quilt Sale

Begins Saturday 2 December

Help us raise money for Musa's clinic in The Gambia

Bits & Bobs © Alison Farmer:
One of the many quilts for sale online and in the shop on 2 December

Occasional workshops at The African Fabric Shop

With Magie Relph, Isobel Holland and guest tutors

From time to time we offer workshops at our shop in Meltham, West Yorkshire. Many of you already know Magie, but let us introduce you to Isobel Holland.

Isobel never ceases to amaze with her creative energy and outputs. From textile art and quilting to her innovative jewellery designs, she's always coming up with something new and exciting. Isobel designs all of our jewellery kits and teaches our occasional jewellery workshops.

Occasionally we invite guest tutors as well, among them award winning quilter, acclaimed teacher and a great fan of African fabrics - Janice Gunner.

Our workshops are stimulating, friendly and - above all - fun!

Magie Relph and Janice GunnerMagie Relph and Janice Gunner selecting fabrics at The African Fabric Shop
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