Vlisco (haute ankara)

“Elegance simply defined.” In this video, you will see modern styles made with African fabric…product of Vlisco Véritable Hollandais

Liberia Orphan Education Project: Sister Act for Liberia

Some of us can never get too much of African wax print and batik fabrics. It isn’t enough to cover head to toe in African style outfits every chance I get. I need bags, accessories, home decoration and screen savers too! …

Publish Date: 07/22/2010 17:00


Quilt from African fabric

Progress made on the quilt I’m making with the fabric I bought while in Malawi, Africa. I’ve made some changes/deviated from the pattern, somewhat, with the choices I made for the color combinations. My sewing is not perfect – which is exactly what I…

kaimito | studio: Project No. 5: African Wax Print Tank Dress

Here a summer tank dress made from an African Wax Print that I got from Marquam, a specialty store in my neighborhood that sells all kinds of African textiles. The prints are amazing and they sell them in bulk 6 yards long, …

Publish Date: 06/18/2010 17:46


Making Kanika’s Black Doll Figurines, Black Art, African Art

Kanika African Sculpture’s black doll figures are hand-sculpted from clay by Kanika, painted with a color glaze, fired in a kiln to over 1800 degrees, then carefully draped with vividly colored, authentic African fabric that represents traditional an…

African Prints/ Etsy Find » Design In Color

il_430xN.129194723 · il_430xN.151652098. Great African wax prints found at Etsy. Great for throw pillows or even reupholstering a chair like these beauties · Related Posts with Thumbnails. July 16th | Tina | No Comments » …

Publish Date: 07/17/2010 2:09


Tote bag using fabric from Africa – with Seminole patchwork pocket

Here’s my second tote bag – one that I was excited to make as my “work” bag. It was fun – and again – only a few hour’s work to make it. I love trying different seminole patchwork patterns.

African Fabric and Textiles

Besides Kente Cloth, there are various other types of African Frabric and Textiles. These cloths are generally hand made and require a lot of patience and creativity. Below are some other creative and beautiful types of fabric from …

Publish Date: 04/05/2010 2:29


Take a Look at African Korhogo Cloth

Yvonne Taylor and Wayne Kiltz talk about the making and significance of African Korhogo Cloth and what it means to you.

SingleBubblePop: sensational seating

sensational seating. Take a look at the latest chair collection from Anthropologie! The African wax print fabric trend is still going strong and I love the bold patterns they selected for these chairs. …

Publish Date: 07/21/2010 18:41


Wax Print Inspiration

African Wax Print fabric…I am so covering a chair in Mini’s room with this fabric…Probably not her taste if I just show her this picture…but, I think she’ll love it when she sees it in her room all pulled together with all her …

Publish Date: 07/19/2010 18:15


Ukundi Video1.wmv

Ukundi: An Ethical Fashion Project I was working in Tanzania at the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development in Tanzania doing research. While I was there I met a Masters student named Laura Shayo who is from northern Tanzania. We bo…

The Beauty of West African Wax Prints

Ananse Village, fair-traded African Wax Prints. One Mango Tree. A. African Wax Resist Prints from Selvedge Magazine. Lalesso, An Eco-Conscious, Ethical Clothing Company from Kenya inspired by African Khanga. Check out Lalesso.

Publish Date: 06/20/2010 23:19


World Cup Fever: African Inspiration With AfricaAtelier :: Etsy Blog

I was at the lake yesterday and this woman was sitting on the most beautiful African fabric. I was tempted to make her an offer. I love the traditional African fabrics. June 11, 2010 at 11:27 a.m. BlueRoseRetro …

Publish Date: 06/11/2010 14:00


eeny meeny

And I really would like the animal print, which is an African fabric to stay put in the middle of the upper row. I think. I made this quilt because I wanted to use that African print. And this was the only valid way I could figure out …

Publish Date: 07/15/2010 19:29


Currently Coveting African Wax Prints

African wax print textiles have been popular in West Africa since the Dutch began bringing them from Indonesia in the late 1800s. So it’s about time they’re finally making their way over the Atlantic. I’m really drawn to them; the big, …

Publish Date: 06/29/2010 16:30


African print and pagne: cheap or cheap? « hibiscus jaune

The person that made me seriously revise my opinion on African fabric is the American singer Solange Knowles. On many blogs, I have recently seen her with a simple but stylish summer dress. While wondering where in the world she could …

Publish Date: 06/29/2010 4:14


Her Best Hair: Sunday Style: Braid Out and African Fabric Headband

Sunday Style: Braid Out and African Fabric Headband. To close out Black History month my church had an African Heritage themed Sunday. It was pretty cool to see a sea of bright colors and so many different patterns of Kente cloth. …

Publish Date: 03/01/2010 15:00


What is Adinkra?

A look at Adinkra fabric, describing its significance and design. Taken from the free online course Textiles in Ghana. For more, visit The Open University’s OpenLearn website. openlearn.open.ac.uk www.open.ac.uk –

Out of Africa

Of course, if you can’t get to Brixton (it’s on my to-do list next time I go down to London) then you can always shop on-line for fabulous African textiles at the African Fabric Shop. Magie Relph has a huge selection from Adventure …

Publish Date: 05/27/2010 12:27


African Fashion that Mixes Style and Charity

Each garment is handmade with the royal African fabric, Kente, imported from Ghana. Designers Edna Bissoon and Cindy Gaston were volunteer teachers and photography club advisors at a school in Ghana. …

Publish Date: 07/01/2010 16:49


A Big List of Fabric Sellers in the UK

African Fabric Shop A fabulous shop with a lovely range of fabrics that could never be described a run of the mill. Gorgeous beads and some really good kits too. Backstitch Not an enormous selection of fabric, but very well chosen …

Publish Date: 07/06/2010 22:57



I found this amazing two-piece outfit made from glorious African wax print fabric at the car boot sale. Around my neck of the woods it isn’t that much of a rarity to see women sporting fabulous garb like this, especially on a Sunday …

Publish Date: 07/20/2010 20:26


Models with georgeous designs from African wax fabrics. Fab

Models with georgeous designs from African wax fabrics. Fab!!! http://thecraftbegins.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/vlasico.jpg.

Publish Date: 05/29/2010 10:36


Eve of Departure

Firstly, and this Fran did tell me, the biggest designer name in African wax prints is actually a Dutch company, VLISCO. According to Wikipedia, they began printing wax textiles in the Philippines, but discovered that their batik …

Publish Date: 06/11/2010 5:30


Yanni's Guest Diva Edition: Afrocentric Chic!

Batik, African Wax Prints, Animal Prints. It’s all so delicious! To me this whole Tribal deal it isn’t just a trend. It’s part of my personal style! It’s my way of subtly screaming “I’m Black and I’m Proud!” and also a way to pay homage …

Publish Date: 06/26/2010 20:18


Tip Top Afrika – African wax printed fabric meets flashy cotton

Shoulders and pockets are made from African wax print material. Putting on and taking off is facilitated by elastic inserted at the front and back and also at the wrist. Have a look at: www.tiptopafrika.com.

Publish Date: 04/01/2010 11:30


FIMA Fashion Festival – 2010

The FIMA fashion festival was recently held in the West African country of Niger. Both African and international designers showed off some of their finest runway fashions.

African Fabric