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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. 

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. Perfect for dressmaking and crafts. Weight after washing: 160 grams per metre, approximately.

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

Per Fat Quarter: £3.10     Per metre: £12.40

3 Cats logo backstamp

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

Bohemia Indigo New
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Mosaic II Indigo New
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Basotho Village Indigo New
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Meringue Indigo New
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Big Bang Indigo New
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Spear Circles Indigo New
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Moons Indigo New
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Tumble Indigo New
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Arabesque Indigo New
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Diamante Indigo New
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Poppy Indigo New
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Galaxy Indigo New
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Tailor's Chalk New
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Fandango Indigo New
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Plain Indigo
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Maltese Cross Indigo
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Pinwheel Indigo
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Mosaic Indigo
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Moss Indigo
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Flame Indigo
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Brick Indigo
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Firefly Indigo
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Bones Indigo
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Tatting Indigo
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Catherine Wheel Indigo
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Bobbles Indigo
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Infinity Indigo
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Deco Diamonds Indigo
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Clover Indigo
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Basket of Eggs Indigo
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Twins Indigo
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Poppy White Navy
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Spirograph White Navy
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I'll Have Them All Indigo
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from £68.20ASH006
Shwe Shwe Indigo Adventure Pack
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from £17.05ASH001
Shwe Shwe Adventure Indigo-White
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from £14.60ASC029
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