Our friends and suppliers are extremely grateful to you - our followers and customers - for your donations. Your money has helped them all during this very difficult time. There's still some money left in the pot, which we'll distribute as it's needed.
We'll say it again: we're a business, not a charity. Raising donations when they are desparately needed is an honourable thing, of course. Again, we thank you.
But what our friends and suppliers really need is business.
The more fabric, beads and baskets you buy from us online, the more we can buy from Musa, Neneh, Esther, Perpetual, Oklah, Amina, the Brass Bead Boys and the basket weavers at the Baba Tree in Bolgatanga.
We're putting new items online all the time. By signing up for our e-Newsletter...
Obviously you can't come to the shop and all of our events are either cancelled or in limbo for the forseeable future.
The good news is: you can still shop for our fabulous African fabrics, beads and baskets online. Happy browsing.
More info: How are we dealing with COVID-19?
When we're in Accra we love diving into Kwasi's shed-full of vintage African textiles. He's a real expert and we've learned a lot from him over the years.
Aside from selecting great Vintage and Collectable African Textiles, Magie always spends time sifting through Kwasi's scraps - the sacks of remnants he's saved to repair old and damaged cloths.
You may have seen these textile treasures on display at a show. Now - with all events on hold - you can browse and buy our Vintage Textile Fragments online.
View and buy: Vintage Textile Fragments
Over the years, many of you have asked, 'Do you have a flat basket I keep my wool in?'
Alas, the weavers in Bolga rarely make this style of basket.
We do occasionally get a few, which we bring to events.
Now - with all events cancelled - we've put the few we have on the website.
View and buy: Flat Dish Baskets
Be quick. Limited stock. When they're gone, their gone.
Like many of you, Magie loves her Shwe Shwe.
Plus, she's always experimenting with new ideas for this versatile fabric.
It's colourful. And it's really easy. No special tools required.
And remember. We only sell genuine Shwe Shwe fabrics, designed and printed in South Africa by Da Gama Textiles. No illegal copies from us.
View and buy: our new Maseru Necklace Kit
What happens when you put together a great bag kit design by our own Dorothy Deane with colourful hand-dyed batiks by Esther Amate in Accra, Ghana?
Answer: the NEWEST fabric and colourway combinations for our easy-to-make batik beach tote bag kit.
View and buy: New colourways of Batik beach tote bag kit
The Virtual Quilt project is up and running
Many of us - stuck in lockdown - are wondering what we can do to generate some good vibes and hope in these strange and stressful times.