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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

Majestic Indigo
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Spirograph Indigo
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Broderie Indigo
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New Mosaic Indigo
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Dotty Indigo
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Desire Indigo
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Disc Indigo
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Energy Indigo
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Plain Indigo
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Bohemia Indigo
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Mosaic II Indigo
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Basotho Village Indigo
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Meringue Indigo
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Big Bang Indigo
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Spear Circles Indigo
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Moons Indigo
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Tumble Indigo
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Arabesque Indigo
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Diamante Indigo
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Poppy Indigo
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Galaxy Indigo
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Tailor's Chalk Indigo
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Fandango Indigo
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Maltese Cross Indigo
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Pinwheel Indigo
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Mosaic Indigo
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Moss Indigo
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Brick Indigo
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Firefly Indigo
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Bones Indigo
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Bobbles Indigo
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Deco Diamonds Indigo
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Spring Garden White Navy
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Pin Cushion II White Navy
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Poppy White Navy
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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
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from £14.60ASC029
Shwe Shwe Adventure Indigo-Scarlet
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from £14.60ASC018
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