South African Shweshwe Fabric by the YARD. DaGama 3 Cats Purple, Turquoise, Gold Disc. 100% Cotton Fabric for Quilting, Apparel, Home Décor
Materials: Primary fiber: Cotton
Width: 35 inches
Length: 36 inches
Cut to size: yes
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This listing is for 1 yard of South African Shweshwe Fabric.
Orders of more than 1 yard will be left in one continuous uncut piece.
South African Shweshwe Fabric by the YARD. DaGama 3 Cats Purple, Turquoise, Gold Disc. 100% Cotton Fabric for Quilting, Apparel, Home Décor.
Da Gama Textiles is perhaps the only known producer of traditional Indigo Dyed Discharge Printed Fabric in the world. It is unique to this company in South Africa. The process for producing Three Cats Shweshwe is still done traditionally, whereby fabric is fed through copper rollers which have patterns etched on the surface, allowing a weak acid solution to be fed into the fabric, bleaching out the distinctive white designs.
The authenticity of the fabric can be verified by the trademark backstamp on the back of all the fabric. This fabric has typically been used for traditional ceremonies in rural areas, but now it has become widely fashionable in South African and around the world for use in quilts, clothing and housewares. It is a super high quality cotton.
This fabric measures 35 inches wide (89/90 centimeters). This is not as wide as fabric on a typical bolt.
Perfect for quilting, clothing, and other sewing crafts. Approximately 35"x36" in a yard cut.
100 % Cotton
Average Shrinkage: warp -9.5%, weft -0.7%
Standard Care Suggestions to preserve the beauty of your fabrics:
Hot water wash (first wash must be hot to remove starch)
Do not use bleach
Line Dry or Machine Dry
Do not dry clean
Shweshwe prints are traditionally coated in starch to preserve them for long sea voyages. The prewash stiffness and starch smell will disappear after washing. When doing your prewash, you may want to pink the edges of your fabric to avoid fraying.
My current stock of the Shweshwe fabrics is 6 yards per pattern. However, larger quantities are sometimes available. Contact me for special orders of larger quantities.
International shoppers--the default of International Priority Shipping is for up to 6 yards.
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Beautiful fabric. I love this shop!
Thanks so much!!
I bought this fabric because it was beautiful, but also because it reminded me of South Africa. It will make a gorgeous pillow cover and will also work well with other fabrics in a quilt. Very fast shipping.
So glad your fabric is bringing you memories of lovely South Africa!
The fabric arrived super-fast and is totally gorgeous (it looks even better in real life!) I'm not sure what I'll make out of it but be assured it will be special ~ right now I'll add it to my hoard and dream of potentials! Thank you so much ~ C.
Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so glad you LOVE your Shweshwe fabric order. The cinnamon colorway is one of my favorites.
Another great quality fabric! Such a cool print! Made a bunting for a friend’s dia de los muertos decor!
Thanks so much!!!
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