Tuesday, July 24, 2007

African fabrics

I can't upload photos to this computer at work in London but I can tell you that I bought 27 yards of fabric yesterday in Brixton. It hadn't occurred to me whn I googled for African textile shops that what I would get was dutch wax print sold only in 6 yard pieces i.e dress size. But at £12 - £15 for those six yards it still had to be done. (For those who can do maths and work out that 27 does not divide by 6 - I did find some off cuts on the market as well!). I have some textured polycotton in black, three cotton wax prints and two mock Kente cloths. Either I use them as backings or I will be using this fabric in my quilts for a very long time to come!

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Brenda said...
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Helen said...

I'd love to see the fabrics when you can upload some photos. Sound like good buying!

Feather on a Wire said...

Where was this market in Brixton and is it there every day or is it weekly.
I fancy a trip into town, though I really should never be allowed near anywhere selling fabric ever again (g)