Yup - it was totally great to be back on the road again... catching up with our great friends all across Ghana and The Gambia...
We're flat out just now sorting out our shipments, photographing and uploading new stuff to tempt you as quickly as we can. Visit often to see what's new!
On our recent Ghana junket we maxed out our time with Gregory McCarthy and his team at the Baba Tree compound in Bolgatanga.
Wow! We were totally amazed at the innovative new basket designs the Baba Tree weavers have created since our last visit - pre-pandemic, that is.
These elegant, full-bodied Kenkia gourd baskets are a true work of art: simple design, difficult and time-consuming to weave.
We've been buying and selling Grace's fabrics for almost 20 years now and guess what? They just get better and better.
Even at 73 years of age and with her talented right hand woman Ya Ya at her side, Grace still takes a hands-on role around the workshop.
Mixing colours is an art in itself and that's where Grace's years of experimentation and exprience really count.
Then, consider the design and technique options in her repertoire:
Hanging out with Grace and Ya Ya, documenting their creations and learning - for us that's what it's all about!
Medaa se - thank you - for your generosity.
Take me there: Grace Adover's latest batiks
Cowslip Workshops, Cornwall: 24 June - 1 July
Following on from our successful Zoom events, Janice Gunner, Liz Hewitt and Magie Relph bring their African Odyssey exhibition to one of our favourite textile destinations - Cowslip Workshops in Launceston, Cornwall.
Highlights of the week include:
For details and workshop bookings, please visit: cowslipworkshops.co.uk