This is the stack of fabric I brought home from Kenya. I picture small pouches made of these wonderful colours as well as leather bags lined with them–and, maybe some summer tops. Some of these fabrics came from this stand in the Kisumu market. The vendors are a mother and son team who enjoyed posing for this photo. Their fabric was delicious–you can see the pieces I purchased in the foreground. We also bought Kitenge fabric for the women at the community centre in Matangwe to make bags which they will sell on the web.I am particularly fond of this piece as it was given to me by the wife of the principal of the Metangwe school when I visited her and her husband in Bondo. The colours of this all-cotton fabric are stunning; it comes from Tanzania as you can see.I bought these pouches and luggage tags in Nairobi as I couldn’t resist the patterns. They are made in Kenya of a soft durable cotton; the brand is Kanga which is the term for the traditional Kenyan wrap worn by the women.
Love seeing the fabrics….and so happy to get a glimpse into your amazing adventures. The aqua/turquoise print is particularly lovely.
Thanks, Jen. The turquoise fabric is from Nigeria. It’s interesting to see the different patterns and colours coming from the different African countries.
It has been quite an adjustment reintegrating into Canadian society–hooking has been therapeutic for me–and this has the added advantage that I am moving along on side 4!! I will be done the hooking in another week or so, I hope–and then the task of whipping is before me. How are you going to finish Jumbo??