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.
We love Kruger National Park in South Africa. So do our pals Alison and Graham.
Alison - you may already know this - is a talented and prolific quilter. Recently she took a shine to our fantastic range of Shwe Shwe Colours fabric from South Africa. And a few days later, presto: our newest quilt kit was born.
Available in two colourways:
They're both stunning! Oh, 'Thanks, Alison.'
The village of Kapele in northern Côte d'Ivoire is a long way from anywhere. Before we went there, we'd never even heard of it and we had no idea about the totally unique and wonderful mud beads made by Kapele's local artisans.
On our first visit to Kapele we bought as many beads as we could. When we got them home, they sold out in no time.
We just had to go back for more, of course. Check out our latest collection - while they last, that is!
View and buy: Handmade mud beads from Côte d'Ivoire
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