Creating with textiles is exciting, stimulating and satisfying. Ask any textile artist, quilter, decor designer, uphosterer, costumer or tailor.
But your creative choices - material, weave, texture, design, pattern, provenance and especially colour - can sometimes be daunting.
In this new section of our website, we hope we can help solve your dilemmas.
We've brought together fabrics and other items from across our website and across Africa into colour themes like Sunrise, Rainforest, Savannah, River, Pure Indigo, Sunset and Night.
Choosing colours and fabrics could never be easier.
It's a new dawn. Golden orange light splashes across the land. The rising sun brings new life, new opportunities and new challenges.
Capture the warmth with our African Sunrise palette of colours.
Going up that river was like travelling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings. Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness
Reflect on that perpetual stillness with our African Rainforest palette of colours.
Almost nothings says 'Africa' like the silhoutte of a lone cheetah surveying the savannah from atop a barren kopi. Out there, deep in the swaying grasses, there is life and there is death and the never-ending cycle of renewal.
Explore that essence of Africa with our African Savannah palette of colours.
All across Africa, water sustains life.
Trickling streams become vast rivers: the Nile, Niger, Gambia, Zambezi and incomparable Congo.
Sustain your creative spirit with our African River palette of colours.
Indigo, in many respects, is the colour of Africa. From Tuareg nomads - the blue men of the desert - protected from the elements by their indigo-dyed tagelmusts or turbans. To flowing, swirling skirts of indigo Shwe Shwe from South Africa.
Play the African blues with our Pure Indigo palette of colours.
In Africa, the sun sets fast. One moment, it's day. And a moment later - after a brief kaleidoscope of colour - it's night.
Hold onto those last rays of light and warmth with our African Sunset palette of colours.