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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: £2.95     Per metre: £11.80

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 £64.90ASH006
Shwe Shwe Indigo Adventure Pack
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from £16.25ASH001
Catherine Wheel Indigo New
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Fabulous Indigo New
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Galaxy Indigo New
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Bobbles Indigo New
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Kaleidoscope Indigo New
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Spirograph Indigo New
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Infinity Indigo New
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Diamante Indigo New
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Deco Diamonds Indigo New
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Clover Indigo New
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Plain Indigo
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Mesh Indigo
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Bean Indigo
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Basket of Eggs Indigo
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Super Dotty Indigo
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Maasai Collars Indigo
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Eclipse Indigo
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Arabesque Indigo
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Garland Indigo
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Posies Indigo
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Curls Indigo
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Twirling Indigo
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Twins Indigo
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Doodle Indigo
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Rotation Indigo
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Broderie Indigo
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Buttons Indigo
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Shields Indigo
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