We're delighted that so many creative people around the world have discovered The African Fabric Shop during this tough pandemic year. In a nutshell...
Spring is the perfect time to sort out your studio, sewing room, allotment, or what ever. So, some handy tips to help you choose.
Round market baskets
Oval shopping baskets
Nyariga shopping baskets
Special use and decorative baskets
When it comes to interior design and home decor, our ever-creative customers are proving once again the appeal and versatility of African fabrics.
Julie Ferguson started out making a block for the Virtual Log Cabin project and didn't stop until she had a full set of curtains. Well done, Julie!
Jenny Potter used Musa's hand-dyed indigo fabrics for her curtains.
And Susan Stobbs dressed up her window with the Timbuktu design from our Woodin Bogolan range of African furnishing fabrics. Sorry - that design is all gone, but we have plenty of other options in stock.
Over 35 years Magie and Bob have travelled to 34 of Africa's 54 countries, researching and documenting the processes of dyers, batik artists, stitchers, bead makers and basket weavers.
Not surprisingly, we've amassed thousands of images and more recently video clips. Mostly, they sit there eating up space on Bob's Mac.
Lately - with Jenny working from home (COVID, remember that) - she's been keeping us up there on social media. Her latest creative venture has been making short videos about our products, makers, suppliers and philosphy.
We hope you find them informative and fun. More videos coming soon.
Watch on YouTube: African Fabric Shop Handmade
Kudhinda is Shona for 'stamp' or 'print'. Kudhinda 'potato print' wallhangings are designed by Ros Byrne in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Initially Ros's team used real potatoes to delicately stamp the designs by hand, but these days handcut rubber stamps are more efficient.
Their detailed designs reflect the strength, colour and pattern of southern African design. Kudhinda is committed to fair trade principles.
100% cotton canvas, with hanging sleeve.
Sizes vary. Each wallhanging is a unique creation: there is only one.
View and buy: Kudhinda potato print wallhangings