Magie Relph and Bob Irwin travel extensively all over Africa searching out fabulous textiles, beads and baskets.
Every time we unpack our bags, we add new temptations to the website. Enjoy!
We are co-organisers of eight World Textile Days around the UK in 2019.
Alison's really got the bug... that pernicious 'I just have to design a new kit for the African Fabric Shop' bug.
Following up on her best-selling A Day Out in Kruger kit, here's Alison's latest creation.
It tells the story of why elephants love to eat mopane leaves... but you have to buy the kit to find out!
Includes full easy-to-follow instructions and patterns.
View and buy: Elephant Story wallhanging kit
Our Bolga baskets come from the best weavers in Bolga via our basket guru and treasured friend Gregory MacCarthy.
Greg has lived in Bolgatanga for 15 years, working closely with the weavers on the big issues:
We've got some great NEW baskets on the website, including:
Baby Moses baskets - only a few so be quick
Giant Laundry Baskets - beautiful and practical
Bolga Fans - beat the heat!
Wow! These are truly amazing.
And presto: our latest Langa Lapu sunprints. Available by the metre and Fat Quarter. Plus - as shown:
If you love our inspiring and colourful range of Kudhinda screenprints from Zimbabwe, you're sure to love our latest additions - just arrived from Ros Byrne's studio in Harare.
Initially Ros's team used real potatoes to delicately stamp the designs by hand, but these days handcut rubber stamps are more efficient.
View and buy: Kudhinda potato print wallhangings
Watch the video of World Textile Day Wales in Llanidloes, March 2019. Beware: the cakes are as tempting as the textiles!
Have you noticed we've cut down on the big shows? We've only got Festival of Quilts left. Here's why.
From our World Textile Days, we've discovered something important about running a small scale, fair trade business. We're not just selling fabrics, beads and baskets. We're communicating our experiences and our passion for what we do directly to you.
So instead of big shows, we'd rather bring our mobile shop to you. These types of events are perfect for what we're talking about:
Invite Magie as a speaker and we'll bring the shop with us!
More info: Talks by Magie Relph