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 seven World Textile Days around the UK.
It's the biggest and best quilt show in Europe - so of course we'll be there!
Here are our tips for enjoying the show:
See you at Festival of Quilts. 9 - 12 August. NEC, Birmingham.
While we were away in Newfoundland, Isobel was kept busy posting out heaps of baskets. As soon as we got home, Bob got busy photographing and we've now uploaded plenty of new baskets to tempt you.
You've already seen our popular urn shaped baskets - called Jemima 10 Cows. Now we have a smaller, more affordable version called Baby Jemima.
You'll also know our unique Pakurigo Wave baskets - those are the really wavy, wonky ones. We now have a smaller version called Baby Wave.
Plus, we have a great new array of giant Laundry baskets!
View and buy: Special Use & Decorative baskets
We've been looking for threads of this quality and pedigree for a while and we've finally found them!
On our winter trip to Johannesburg we connected with Aldo and his team at Chameleon Threads.
Now you can view and buy Chameleon's wonderful Perle No 8 embroidery threads right here on our website, at the shop and at our various events like Festival of Quilts and World Textile Days around the country.
Per 16 metre skein: £2.40
Any 11 for the price of 10
View and buy: Chameleon hand-dyed threads
All of our new jewellery kits - designed exclusively for The Africa Fabric Shop by our own Isobel Holland - are now even easier to make.
View and buy: Jewellery Kits
Going back a few years, Bob used to write fairly regularly for Travel Africa magazine.
Recently he's reconnected with the publisher Craig Rix and his editorial staff and we're looking forward to working together to bring African fabrics to whole new audience.
Our first story for them is online now in the Travel Africa Extra section of their website.
'Telling the stories' is a big part of what we do in helping you understand and appreciate African textiles and fabrics.
Over the years we've published many articles documenting our travels and our textile discoveries.
Now we've decided to share these stories with you on a dedicated page here on our website. We hope you enjoy them. We'll be adding more soon.
Read and print: African Textile Stories