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Fabric of the Week: Turquoise and Brown

Our fabric of the week is a colour combination; turquoise and chocolate brown. We have a selection of shweshwe prints in this particular colour and there is something just so rich and even regal about the combination. They work beautifully together, as well as on their own. We even sampled the Wiksten Kimono Jacket in …

Look What They Made: Saskia’s Storage Boxes

Saskia has made these fabric wrapped storage boxes. A great practical way to accessorise your living space whilst bringing in pops of colour. Made with a selection of wax prints from our store.

Mix It Up!

Typically, wax prints are sold in 6 or 12 yard lengths. These long lengths allow people to sew entire outfits from the same fabric. In West Africa for example, these outfits are quite elaborate and need that much fabric. If you do want to make something that needs quite a bit of fabric but you …

Love Sewing Magazine Issue 59: A Brief History of Shweshwe

Did you see our bit of research on shweshwe fabric from South Africa was featured in the October edition of Love Sewing Magazine. Here is a glimpse. Check out a printed copy if you get a chance.  

Look What They Made: Urbanstax- Wiksten Kimono Jacket

I have been itching to make the Wiksten Kimono Jacket for a while as I have seen sooooo many gorgeous versions on Instagram. Just have a look at the #wikstenoversizedkimonojacket and #wikstenkimono hashtags to see what people have made. The pattern gives the option of three different jacket lengths so I went for the mid.  …

Those pesky labels…

Depending on the quantity of ankara print you have bought in an order, you may get a piece of fabric that has the manufacturers label on it. This sticker usually appears on the first 1-yard section of a 6 or 12 yard length piece of fabric. We stock GTP fabric from Ghana and you may …

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