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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

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
Plain Indigo
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£3.10FSH016
Maltese Cross Indigo New
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£3.10FSH2532
Pinwheel Indigo New
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£3.10FSH1009
Mosaic Indigo New
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£3.10FSH2564
Moss Indigo New
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£3.10FSH1222
Flame Indigo New
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£3.10FSH1494
Sunflower Indigo New
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£3.10FSH1465
Brick Indigo New
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£3.10FSH1099
Firefly Indigo New
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£3.10FSH0906
Mercury Rising Indigo New
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£3.10FSH0940
Bones Indigo New
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£3.10FSH0530
Tatting Indigo New
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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
Kaleidoscope Indigo
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£3.10FSH1100
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
Bean Indigo
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£3.10FSH1376
Basket of Eggs Indigo
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£3.10FSH1372
Garland Indigo
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£3.10FSH1373
Twirling Indigo
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£3.10FSH1369
Twins Indigo
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£3.10FSH1375
 
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