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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading