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Fabric of the Week: Purple Batik

Our fabric of the week is more a colour theme rather than a particular fabric. It is Purple Batiks! All are handmade batiks from Nigeria and Ghana made using the wax resist technique and  with the main colour of purple. When you think of the colour purple, what comes to mind?  I think of grapes …

Cool New Patterns- Wiksten Kimono Jacket

We have a new exciting addition to the website which is a new category for sewing patterns.  This consists of sewing patterns that would work well with our fabrics.  Do share if you have made any of these patterns in some bright prints or batiks and watch this space for some examples of our very …

Look What They Made- Lavinia

Check out this fabulous outfit. Lavinia made the gorgeous kimono jacket from our Orange and Blue Peacock Kitenge fabric. It is elegantly layered over a jumpsuit with a great contrast of colours and textures. Check out more of her makes on her Instagram account (handle- @baba_jole).

Fabric Samples

We now offer a sample service where you can order fabric swatches to allow you to look at colours, texture and feel before buying. You can choose from the Shweshwe prints, Wax prints and Aso-oke. Each swatch is about 8 x 10 cm and you can select up to 5 different fabrics you would like …

Fabric Art by Bisa Butler

I came across this artist by chance on Instagram and I am already dreaming about living in a big enough house to buy one of her pieces and display it in all of its beautiful colourful, storytelling glory! The artist is Bisa Butler. Bisa Butler was born in Orange, NJ and raised in South Orange, …

Look What They Made: Urbanstax- The Assembly Line Tulip Dress

I made the Tulip Dress from The Assembly Line, an independent brand who design beautiful minimalist sewing patterns. Their style is Scandinavian and contemporary. I am a trainers and dress kinda girl so I decided to try the Tulip dress and I have to say I absolutely love it. The bodice is semi-fitted which works well. …

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