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African Fabrics

https://twigadudu.wordpress.com/ Leigh-Anne has stared a hand dyed company TwigaDudu, is producing vivid dyed cotton and tee shirts out of raw African cotton. Made in South Africa. they work with women in the tribal area to help create income.

http://www.kallistiquilts.com/ quilting fabrics from Africa, Australia etc.

www.africanfabric.co.uk The African Fabric shop is based in London England and sells the most divine African Fabrics. Margie and Bob have written a wonderful book about African Wax fabrics. Check them out and tell Margie I sent you.


Culture, Creative Inspiration & Global Arts

www.kanthathreads.com Cathy Stavuluk documednts the work of Surayia, a living treasure of embroidery in India. A film is in the making.

http://www.handeyemagazine.com/ One of my favorite magazines excellent articles about global arts and craft

http://www.anansevillage.com/ Ananse Village is a fair trade company buying fabrics from Haiti and Africa.

http://www.andsewitgoes.blogspot.com/ Terry Grant has a great fabric arts blog.

http://www.tafalist.com/ The best source of global textile artists.

http://www.sallyscott.co.za/ This South African quilt artist is worth checking out.

www.pamelart.homestead.com Pamela Allen – gorgeous collage quilts.

http://www.turtlemoon.com/ The incomparable Susan Shie! Amazing textiles.

www.africanfabric.co.uk The African Fabric shop is based in London England and sells the most divine African Fabrics. Margie and Bob have written a wonderful book about African Wax fabrics. check them out.


Making the World A Better Place:

http://www.thetownshipsproject.org A Canadian non-profit organization jumpstarting business in South African townships through micro-lending,an asset based community development.

http://www.freewebs.com/thembaproject/ Founded by the amazing Catherine Robar, The Themba Development Project works to assist the struggling people of South Africa. Catherine’s extraordinary vision and leadership has helped this community is astounding ways.

http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/  Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971.

http://www.kiva.org/  Kiva: Loans that change lives- a truly amazing way to contribute tiny micro loans to women who want to chage their lives.

http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/ Home of the Grandmothers-to-Grandmothers Campaign.  Grandmothers to Grandmothers is a network of women across Canada who put amazing energy into helping Grandmothers in Africa.

www.wozamoya.org.za A remarkable HIV/AIDS Center in KwaZulu Natal. We visit this centre on our cultural tours to South Africa.


Friends and Great Folks

www.three-thistles.com Three Thistles B&B. If you come to Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia and you want a truly special place to stay, check out this lovely B&B. Phyllis is a wonderful inkeeper and you’ll want to return for the peace, great organic food and the magic of her garden.

http://www.odettetolksdorf.co.za/ Odette Tolksdorf is a renowned South African textile artist and dear friend. Odette organizes my tours to South Africa.