Our friend Christine Kibuka in Nairobi embroiders squares of recycled denim with lovely village lady motifs. When Dorothy Dean - who designs all of our bag kits - saw them she did what she always does. She created a new bag kit for us. We hope everybody buys one so we can order heaps more embroidered panels from Christine.
View and buy: Christine Kibuka Bag Kit.
Dorothy's new version of our Rwenzori bag kit features hand-dyed Amafu and Langa Lapu fabrics from South Africa. Available in two colourways: Gold/Sand (shown) and Blue/Purple.
View and buy: Mtatha Bag Kit.
Hanlie and her team in Durban have really done a great job on our latest shipment of Amafu fabrics.
Bob's been busy photographing them. Tony - aka Mr Bolt - has been getting them onto bolts and up on the shelves. And Isobel has uploaded them onto the website.
So, was Magie totally idle, then?
Not at all... she chose the colours and designs!
View and buy: Amafu South African hand-dyes
Hard to believe, but we're half way through another great year of World Textile Days - the free one-day world textiles exhibition we organise around the country with Jim and Diane Gaffney and our various world textiles pals.
In early June our new venue at Kings Sutton in Oxfordshire proved a real winner. Many thanks to all who attended and enjoyed themselves gorging on cakes and textiles.
Keeping the event fresh, lively and fun is paramount in our minds and we're always thinking ahead.
We've already booked our venues for 2017, so mark your calendars now and don't miss World Textile day in your region.
All about World Textile Day: www.worldtextileday.co.uk