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.
Our bag lady - sorry, Dot! - is always experimenting with new bag ideas.
Taking inspiration from our African fabrics, she cuts and fits and trims and adjusts and stitches away until...
Bingo! Another new bag kit lands on our doorstep.
Kit includes all the fabrics you need to make this colourful and functional shoulder bag using a random selection of our African fabrics, with full easy-to-follow instructions. Wadding not included.
Designed by Dorothy Deane exclusively for The African Fabric Shop.
View and buy: African Adventure Shoulder Bag Kit
Janice was in the shop recently and guess what she got up to...
As always, she just couldn't keep her hands off the fabrics, so Magie put her to work selecting fabrics for a new range of packs: our Janice Gunner Special Selections.
As an added bonus, each pack contains a 'hints and tips' sheet by Janice - perfect to get you started on your way to a new creation.
Be quick - these are limited editions!
View and buy: Janice Gunner Special Selections
What can YOU make with:
We have five great new Half Metre Challenge packs on the website to tempt you. Great colours, great fabrics, great colour co-ordinated threads and embellishments.
View and buy: Half Metre Challenge packs
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
Beginning Saturday 1 December 2018 - in conjunction with our Christmas Shop Open Day- you can help raise money for the Sukuta Health Centre in The Gambia.
It's easy! Just buy one of our modestly priced small quilts donated by Magie, Isobel, Alison and Steph. Treat yourself or a friend for Christmas and help Musa's clinic.
IMPORTANT:This link will not go live until 1 December @ midnight. If you click it before that date, the page will not be found.
Go to: Online Quilt Sale