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It's Official!


Magie & Bob have

handed over the


meter stick!

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Thank you

Magie & Bob


For everything

you have taught us &

your continued support.


Enjoy your next


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We are

Jenny & Wally

A textile enthusiast from

the UK and a batik artist

from The Gambia.


Together we will continue

to bring you unique

textiles & beads from

across Africa. 

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Sorry No Baskets....


We have had to stop

supplying the beautiful

Bolga baskets for a bit.


But we look forward to

working with the gang at

Baba Tree Basket Company

in the future.

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We have changed

our payment system....


We now use



No account needed 

you can still use your 

regular debit or credit card.

Come Visit Us 

We know how daunting buying textiles online can be…

The very nature of our business relies heavily on colour and texture. Both of which can be hard to translate via a computer screen. Though we try our best, there will always be factors beyond our control. 

Booking an Appointment

Click the ‘Book now’ button below (or anywhere it appears on the website) and you will automatically be re-directed to our booking page.

Click on ‘Shop Visit’ and pick a day and a time slot that suits you. You are not obligated to stay the whole 2 hours. You can come on your own or bring friends. (6-8 people is best).

You will then be asked to input your contact details and confirm your booking.

A confirmation email will be sent and a reminder email the day before your appointment. 

Click here to book the appointment using setmore

Why do we ask you to make an appointment?

There are a few reasons why we do this…

  • We want you to have the best experience possible. Give you dedicated time to understand your project and fabric requirements, so we can offer you our best advice, knowledge and expertise, free from distractions.
  • We love to get to know our customers, hear travel stories, and talk about shared experiences. Whatever the topic...Africa, textiles, family, history, travel, sewing.
  • We are also a young family. The appointment system allows us to manage our time better. Giving us freedom to choose when we dedicate time to the business, when we have family time and (most importantly) when best to schedule buying trips to Africa!

Thank you for your understanding.

Jenny & Wally

For more information on visiting the shop and the surrounding area CLICK HERE.

World Textile Day Scotland : Bridge of Allan

Saturday 1 June, 10 - 4

FREE ENTRY to our exhibition and sale of fair trade textiles from around the world

11 am : main talk : Textile Animal Trappings - Celebration and Endurance

  • with world textiles expert and author Gaynor Williams
  • £5. Tickets on the door

2 pm : two short talks : Magie Relph and Diane Gaffney

  • £3. Tickets on the door

FAIR TRADE MARKET from makers, workshops and villages around the world

Plus: delicious onsite catering and refreshments all day

Venue: Parish Church of Scotland, 12 Keir St, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4NW

View and print flyer: World Textiles Spring Events [ PDF format ]

The African Fabric Shop at Threads Textile Festival

7 - 8 June, 10 - 4

With Jenny and Wally 'otherwise engaged', Magie and Bob will be manning the stand at Threads Textile Festival.

Yes, we'll have our usual array of fantastic African fabrics, sourced diretly from the makers across Africa. Other festival highlights include:

  • Sunny Bank Mills gallery/shop/exhibition
  • Talks
  • Workshops
  • Sunny Bank Mills archive tours
  • Onsite food and refreshments

Plus: don't miss Magie's talk - Big Is Beautiful

Magie will show and discuss African costumes from her collection.

Saturday 8 June, 2 pm.

More information:

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