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    Party Favourites

    I love African wax print fabrics and I just LOVE how awesome the fabrics look when made into “Party” clothes. These vibrant colours and fun designs are perfect for festivals, a day at the beach or a stroll around the grocery store 🙂 These items are handmade by me – Nomes, and each design is unique. Get your own “Party” favourite from Made By Nomes Shop or madebynomes.etsy.com  

  • Charity

    Charity Christmas Market in Prague

    On Saturday 23rd November, IWAP is hosting a charity Christmas Market in Prague at the Diplomat Hotel (Evropska 15, Dejvice, Prague, CZ). 10am – 4pm. Proceeds benefit the charities Amelie and DOM. Free entry and goodies for sale include (but not limited to) delicious baked goods, new & used books, Christmas gifts, toys, handmade crafts, wine, homewares, bric-a-brac, jewellery and much more. I have been busy in my sewing studio making a few things to donate to the market. I hope to make a some more things if I have time in the coming 2 weeks. And I’m planning to make some delicious baked goodies … maybe some meringues, brownies or…

  • Fabric

    ShweShwe Fabric

    The arrival of the indigo cloth emerged after the 1652 establishment of a seaport at the Cape of Good Hope. Natural indigo dye was obtained from the Indigofera Tinctoria plant. In its raw form, the 100% cotton fabric was heavily starched in order to protect it from the damp as it travelled across the ocean in the holds of ships sailing between Europe and Africa. The Xhosa were the first to adopt the fabric from the settlers and they soon began adapting it to give it the uniquely African feel that it retains to this day. It was the Xhosa women who gave it the name “Shweshwe”, imitating the swishing…