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Click & buy our fair trade Bolgatanga baskets!
Bob has been busy improving the way we display and sell the fantastic selection of baskets on our updated Bolgatanga Fair Trade Baskets pages. We have organised our baskets by shape:
We now have close-up images of each individual basket. You can clearly see the colours and woven designs of each basket, along with the size.
All you need to do is click the 'Add to basket' button and your chosen basket will be on the way!
New UK shipping option
For UK orders weighing more than 1 kg, we now offer two shipping options:
- First Class post / Parcel Force 48: More expensive, but faster.
- Discount Courier, 3 days + delivery: Cheaper, especially for large or heavy parcels.
You can choose your shipping option from the menu on our check out page.
Special Christmas Offer:
FREE gift wrapping in African wax print fabric
African Wax Print: A Textile Journey
Are you looking for a unique, inspiring present for a textile enthusiast? Or maybe a pre-Christmas treat for yourself?
Well, we have just the thing...
Our acclaimed book - African Wax Print: A Textile Journey - gift wrapped for FREE in a fat quarter of genuine African wax print fabric.
NEW safari print fabrics
We've just added several new safari print fabrics to the website, including two very realistic 60 cm panels depicting wildife on the Serengeti.
View and buy: Safari and Skin Prints
Inspiration: African fabric scrap diary
Magie and Isobel have digging through the off-cuts and scraps again - and creating some funky new projects along the way.
Isobel continues her series of scrap fabric 'vessles'.
Meanwhile, Magie is on a roll making scrap fabric pennants.
No. 1 African Fabric Shop Quilt Challenge
Raising money for Musa's clinic in The Gambia
Our friend Musa Jaiteh lives in Sukuta, The Gambia. We have worked with Musa for almost ten years, since we started buying his wonderful Kola nut and Indigo fabrics. Over the years, many of you have used Musa's fabrics and you've grown to love them as much as we do.
Inspired by a quilt and an idea from our friend Helen Conway and supported by the Knit and Stitch Village show at Uttoxeter, there is now a quilt challenge underway to raise much-needed funds for Musa's community clinic.
The African Fabric Shop Supports the Dream Children's Home in Kenya
Africa is very important to us and we travel there as often as we can to source new fabrics, beads and baskets. In addition to supporting small-scale craft producers, we try to give a bit more back to Africa by donating to small African charities.
On Magie's latest trip to Kenya she visited the Dream Children's Home in the Ngong Hills near Nairobi. This inspiring project provides shelter, food, clothing, medical care, counselling, education and hope for needy orphans who have nowhere else to turn.
We are now supporting the Dream Children's Home directly through our own modest donation programme. For every sale of our Safari and Skin Print fabrics and Safari Print Adventrue Packs, we donate a percentage to this very worthy cause.
Find our more: www.dreamchildrenshome-kenya-orphanage.org
And donate directly: www.betterplace.org
Using African Fabrics
Thanks to many of my loyal and creative customers, I've been collecting digital images of quilts, wallhangings, clothing, bags - you name it! - all demonstrating how you can use African fabrics in your work.
To show these images to the world, I've created a new page on the website: Using African Fabrics
I'm going to try (!) to keep this page up-to-date with new images as my customers create new and exciting things.