There's something intangible but somehow very real that links together our worldwide textile community. Stitched textile artists Janice Gunner, Liz Hewitt and Magie Relph call it 'a common thread'.
So that became the title of their joint exhibition, originally scheduled for Festival of Quilts 2020.
When COVID got in the way, we moved to plan B - African Odyssey: A Common Thread... by Zoom.
4 weekly Zoom events starting Wed 29 Sep: more info and booking
We've been flat out in the shop unpacking our latest arrivals from across Africa.
First out of the boxes and onto the website...
Great designs in a new array of colours...
All hand-dyed and handscreened, of course...
View and buy: Amafu South African hand-dyes
Psst. Here's a little secret...
Coming soon: new African wax prints and new African hand-dyed batiks
South Africa is a wildlife paradise, especially for birdwatchers.
No wonder local artisans have become so expert at interpreting the natural world in wire and beadwork figures.
We have a very limited supply of some particularly beautiful pieces, so be quick. Each figure is a unique, one-of-a-kind creation.
Handmade by Tinashe Crafts in the Western Cape, South Africa.
View and buy: wire and beadwork figures
Our reorganised website puts a fresh focus on furnishings and interiors: African style.
Look no further than this new section on our website: African Furnishings & Interiors
Hand-dyed eco-prints from Pru Bolus of Langa Lapu in South Africa. 100% linen.
For these pieces, Pru uses totally natural plant materials like bottle brush, bracken fern, harpephyllum and more - all found on her property on South Africa's famous Garden Route.
Each piece is unique. There is only one.
View and buy: Eco-prints