Turquoise and Chocolate Floral Shweshwe Fabric

£12

Turquoise Floral Shweshwe fabric from South Africa

100% Cotton
Main Colour: Turquoise
Length: Sold by the metre
Width: 90 cm (35 inches)
Weight: 158 g (after washing)

21 in stock

A beautiful turquoise and floral shweshwe print fabric. This is the original shweshwe fabric from South Africa. It is a medium weight cotton with a lovely drape and great for quilting as well as dressmaking. To give you an idea of the scale of the pattern, look at the last image which shows a tape rule shown in inches. Each flower in the pattern is about 2.5 inches wide. This is approximately 6 cm.

FABRIC DETAILS
100% Cotton
Main Colour: Turquoise
Length: Sold by the metre
Width: 90 cm (35 inches)
Weight: 158 g (after washing)

This fabric is sold by the metre and this listing is for one metre of fabric. To buy more than one metre, use the arrows to select the number of metres you need and a continuous length of fabric will be sent to you.

WASHING INSTRUCTIONS

Wash Separately
40 degree wash
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not dry clean
Warm Iron

The recommendation is that you ALWAYS WASH Shweshwe fabric before sewing. This will remove the stiffness of the fabric.

ABOUT SHWESHWE FABRIC
Shweshwe is a printed dyed cotton fabric widely used in traditional South African clothing; dresses, skirts, and so on. It was originally dyed indigo but is now manufactured in a variety of colours and designs. The formal name for shwe shwe is ‘Indigo-dyed discharge printed fabric’. It is a trademarked fabric and is manufactured by Da Gama Textiles in the Zwelitsha township outside King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Weight 0.18 kg

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