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Shwe Shwe Indigos

Traditional Shwe Shwe prints from South Africa

Perfect for patchwork!

The African Fabric Shop is the biggest importer - with the biggest choice - of Shwe Shwe fabric in the UK and Europe.

These fabrics are sometimes called 'Three Cats' - a reference to the distinctive logo stamped on the back of the fabric. Originally, Shwe Shwe was produced in Manchester for export to South Africa. Today, it is made in South Africa by Da Gama Textiles.

Traditionally, Shwe Shwe was always indigo, with the occasional red or chocolate brown design and the odd touch of gold to highlight the indigo.

All fabrics are 100% cotton. Because these fabrics are starched in the factory - that's the tradition - they are quite stiff when new. After washing they are lovely and soft and easy to work with.

Fabrics are 90 cm / 36 in wide, approximately. Fat Quarters are 50 x 45 cm / 18 x 20 in, approximately.

Per Fat Quarter: £2.95     Per metre: £11.80

3 Cats logo backstamp

The famous Three Cats backstamp guarantees the real thing: genuine Shwe Shwe indigo by Da Gama Textiles in South Africa

I'll Have Them All Indigo
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from £64.90ASH006
Shwe Shwe Indigo Adventure Pack
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from £16.25ASH001
Catherine Wheel Indigo
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£2.95FSH1468
Fabulous Indigo
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£2.95FSH1464
Galaxy Indigo
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£2.95FSH459
Bobbles Indigo
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£2.95FSH1011
Kaleidoscope Indigo
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£2.95FSH1100
Spirograph Indigo
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£2.95FSH1466
Infinity Indigo
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£2.95FSH0977
Diamante Indigo
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£2.95FSH0739
Deco Diamonds Indigo
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£2.95FSH1463
Clover Indigo
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£2.95FSH0984
Plain Indigo
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£2.95FSH016
Mesh Indigo
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£2.95FSH0644
Bean Indigo
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£2.95FSH1376
Basket of Eggs Indigo
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£2.95FSH1372
Super Dotty Indigo
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£2.95FSH1377
Eclipse Indigo
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£2.95FSH1366
Garland Indigo
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£2.95FSH1373
Posies Indigo
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£2.95FSH1374
Curls Indigo
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£2.95FSH121
Twirling Indigo
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£2.95FSH1369
Twins Indigo
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£2.95FSH1375
Rotation Indigo
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£2.95FSH1221
Buttons Indigo
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£2.95FSH2267
Shields Indigo
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£2.95FSH0873
 
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