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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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£3.10FSH7525
Mosaic II Indigo New
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£3.10FSH1560
Basotho Village Indigo New
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£3.10FSH1545
Meringue Indigo New
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£3.10FSH1277
Big Bang Indigo New
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£3.10FSH1467
Spear Circles Indigo New
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£3.10FSH0709
Moons Indigo New
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£3.10FSH0913
Tumble Indigo New
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£3.10FSH317
Arabesque Indigo New
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£3.10FSH0468
Diamante Indigo New
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£3.10FSH0739
Poppy Indigo New
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£3.10FSH1214
Galaxy Indigo New
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£3.10FSH459
Tailor's Chalk New
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£3.10FSH0875
Fandango Indigo New
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£3.10FSH1102
Plain Indigo
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£3.10FSH016
Maltese Cross Indigo
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£3.10FSH2532
Pinwheel Indigo
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£3.10FSH1009
Mosaic Indigo
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£3.10FSH2564
Moss Indigo
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£3.10FSH1222
Flame Indigo
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£3.10FSH1494
Sunflower Indigo
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£3.10FSH1465
Brick Indigo
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£3.10FSH1099
Firefly Indigo
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£3.10FSH0906
Bones Indigo
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£3.10FSH0530
Tatting Indigo
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£3.10FSH1368
Catherine Wheel Indigo
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£3.10FSH1468
Fabulous Indigo
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£3.10FSH1464
Bobbles Indigo
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£3.10FSH1011
Infinity Indigo
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£3.10FSH0977
Deco Diamonds Indigo
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£3.10FSH1463
Clover Indigo
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£3.10FSH0984
Basket of Eggs Indigo
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£3.10FSH1372
Twirling Indigo
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£3.10FSH1369
Poppy White Navy New
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£3.10FSC1214WN
Spirograph White Navy New
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£3.10FS1466WN
Twins Indigo
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£3.10FSH1375
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 New
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from £14.60ASC029
Shwe Shwe Adventure Indigo-Scarlet
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from £14.60ASC018
 
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