Thursday, February 21, 2019


I've just finished another bag, to be given as a gift. I came across an interesting article about shweshwe, the fabric I've been using to line the bags. Here's a link to follow if you're interested. The fabric should be blue and white to be absolutely traditional, but I rather like the idea of traditions evolving and being updated.


  1. Thanks for the link to the very interesting article! I've often wondered how the designs were printed on the fabric. I do like to see traditions evolve, but I'm sure you know that the blue and white fabric would be my favorite!

  2. Great article, so interesting. I love those copper rollers. Your bag looks great?

  3. Very interesting, and beautiful fabric! As I read it struck me that India is credited with indigo dye and did a quick wiki read. In fact the name indigo is from Greek word meaning Indian. Vasco da Gama helped spread it to Europe.
    We have a special & famous Jaipuri handicrafts line that uses only blue and white for pottery, fabrics, etc.

    1. Oh, that’s interesting. These techniques spread around the world and now the origins are not always well known.

  4. Love that material, gorgeous colour, why be traditional do something totally different and start a new trend. Very interesting about the material

  5. Beautiful fabric! Thanks for the link to the article, very interesting.