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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: £2.90     Per metre: £11.60

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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£63.80ASH006
Shwe Shwe Indigo Adventure Pack
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from £15.90ASH001
Plain Indigo
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£2.90FSH016
Mesh Indigo
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£2.90FSH0644
Bean Indigo
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£2.90FSH1376
Basket of Eggs Indigo
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£2.90FSH1372
Super Dotty Indigo
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£2.90FSH1377
Twigs Indigo
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£2.90FSH649
Maasai Collars Indigo
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£2.90FSH0709
Eclipse Indigo
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£2.90FSH1366
Arabesque Indigo
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£2.90FSH0468
Garland Indigo
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£2.90FSH1373
Posies Indigo
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£2.90FSH1374
Curls Indigo
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£2.90FSH121
Reticella Indigo
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£2.90FSH1185
Twirling Indigo
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£2.90FSH1369
Twins Indigo
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£2.90FSH1375
Tatting Indigo
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£2.90FSH1368
Doodle Indigo
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£2.90FSH2456
Windmill Indigo
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£2.90FSH0902
Champion Indigo
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£2.90FSH1278
Dream Indigo
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£2.90FSH0842
Asterisk Indigo
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£2.90FSH1217
Tailor's Chalk Indigo
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£2.90FSH0875
Tumble Indigo
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£2.90FSH0317
Rotation Indigo
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£2.90FSH1221
Broderie Indigo
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£2.90FSH0449
Triple S Indigo
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£2.90FSH1220
Ceedee Indigo
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£2.90FSH0153
Buttons Indigo
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£2.90FSH2267
Shields Indigo
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£2.90FSH0873
 
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