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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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Shwe Shwe Indigo Adventure Pack
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from £15.90ASH001
Plain Indigo
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Mesh Indigo New
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Bean Indigo New
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Basket of Eggs Indigo New
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Super Dotty Indigo New
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Twigs Indigo New
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Maasai Collars Indigo New
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Eclipse Indigo New
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Arabesque Indigo New
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Garland Indigo New
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Posies Indigo New
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Curls Indigo New
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Reticella Indigo New
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Twirling Indigo New
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Twins Indigo New
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Tatting Indigo New
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Doodle Indigo
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Windmill Indigo
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Champion Indigo
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Dream Indigo
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Asterisk Indigo
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Fandango Indigo
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Tailor's Chalk Indigo
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Tumble Indigo
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Rotation Indigo
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Broderie Indigo
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Triple S Indigo
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Fireworks Indigo
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Ceedee Indigo
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Buttons Indigo
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Shields Indigo
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