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Shop OPEN Day x 2

Fri 15 and Sat 16 March
10 - 4

Celebrate spring with a visit to our next African Fabric Shop OPEN Day x 2

We'll be open for browsing, shopping and chinwagging for both the Friday and Saturday.

We're planning on making this open day a very special one...

Stay tuned for more details!


Mark your diary NOW!'

Don't miss our 'Under African Skies' Exhibition and Symposium

5 - 28 April 2024

Hosted by The Nomad's Tent, Edinburgh

A selling exhibition linking Africa’s ancient textile traditions with contemporary creative innovation. Curated by Magie Relph and Bob Irwin of The African Fabric Shop.

'Under African Skies will be a land mark exhibition,' says Andrew Haughton of The Nomad's Tent.

'The culmination of two years of planning at the Nomad's Tent and almost 40 years of African travel, research and buying by Magie and Bob.'

Exhibition entry is FREE, of course

Special exhibition events - modest entry fee

10  April : Guest speaker

  • Talk : From Trash to Treasure : Pat Archibald is inspired by the textiles and crafts people of Ghana

25 April : Symposium

  • Talk : The People Behind the Cloth : Magie Relph  takes you on an illustrated journey to West Africa
  • Talk : Traditions and Innovations : How has the market driven change? Bob Irwin tells the backstory
  • Music : Traditional kora with Josh Doughty

26 April : Postcards from Africa

  • Hand-stitching workshop : Magie Relph

Venue: The Nomad's Tent, 21-23 St Leonard's Lane, Edinburgh, EH8 9SH

Details and tickets for special exhibition events:

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