TamiahDesigns

FUNKY, UNIQUE, ORIGINAL & QUIRKY AFRICAN TEXTILE CRAFTS

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom · 1417 Sales

TamiahDesigns

FUNKY, UNIQUE, ORIGINAL & QUIRKY AFRICAN TEXTILE CRAFTS

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 1417 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Gaelle

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Announcement   ****Gaelle is on her way to one of the best textile destinations in the World: Ivory Coast next week and will be back on 07/09/2017 with more wonders such as typical traditional fabric Made In Africa, vintage Mudcloth, Baule Ikat. Baule Shibori, ... . The dispatch time has been adjusted accordingly and will be shortened as the weeks go by! ****

** NEW ** 2018 DIARIES ARE NOW IN STOCK! ** NEW ** ORDER YOURS NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! There is a wide range of choice made to order...

Special offer on all academic diaries for 2017-2018! Once they are gone, they really are!

NEW FOR THE WEDDING SEASON: AFRICAN PRINT ACCESSORIES

Please also get in touch (sales@tamiahdesigns.com) If you would like to stock our funky diaries and notebooks in your brick and mortar shop. Check our catalogue here:
https://issuu.com/kgaelleanguie/docs/2017_stationeries_retail_catalogue_
Wholesale terms available on request!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 12, 2017

****Gaelle is on her way to one of the best textile destinations in the World: Ivory Coast next week and will be back on 07/09/2017 with more wonders such as typical traditional fabric Made In Africa, vintage Mudcloth, Baule Ikat. Baule Shibori, ... . The dispatch time has been adjusted accordingly and will be shortened as the weeks go by! ****

** NEW ** 2018 DIARIES ARE NOW IN STOCK! ** NEW ** ORDER YOURS NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! There is a wide range of choice made to order...

Special offer on all academic diaries for 2017-2018! Once they are gone, they really are!

NEW FOR THE WEDDING SEASON: AFRICAN PRINT ACCESSORIES

Please also get in touch (sales@tamiahdesigns.com) If you would like to stock our funky diaries and notebooks in your brick and mortar shop. Check our catalogue here:
https://issuu.com/kgaelleanguie/docs/2017_stationeries_retail_catalogue_
Wholesale terms available on request!

Gaelle

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Sale on all academic planners now on in our etsy shop!#academicplanner #academicdiary #diary #stationery #midyeardiary #20172018diary #africanprint #westafricanfabric #africa #teacherplanner #studentplanner #thankyouteacher
2018 slimline diaries are now available from our etsy shop! They feature the wjole week on 2 pages, are compact and easy to carry about in a bag or a pocket...
#2018diary #2018planner #slimdiary #pocketdiary #organiser #beorganised #appointment #africa
New terracotta/black and white mudcloth print patchwork here on a chunky A5 2018 appointment diary...
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About

TAMIAH - These Are Modern Inspiring Afrochic Handmade - Designs

Tamiah Designs is owned by me, Kouassi Gaelle. Kouassi is my Ivorian name and Gaelle the French but the usual one. Kouassi is normally a male name in ivory Coast but my parents wanted a boy so badly that they called me the male version of Akissi.

I am a French/ Ivorian African textile crafter. I was born in Paris, France 3 decades ago from Ivorian parents and spent most of my childhood in Ivory Coast surrounded by cheerful and colourful West African textiles also known as Ankara or African wax prints. I was fascinated by them.
After returning to France when I was 17 for post secondary studies, I really missed wearing my wax outfits and started collecting them whenever I was going back on holiday.

After graduating with an engineering postgraduate degree in France, I decided to move to the UK 10 years ago which was a lifelong dream but still there was a missing piece in the puzzle of my life. I always loved Science but what I loved about it was actually the investigatory part.

So, after unexpectedly losing my Dad to cancer 4 years ago, I took the plunge and decided to start a business that will enable me to fulfill myself personally and professionally. I also had the unique opportunity to work with my beloved textiles and showcase/promote them in any possible way.

So, here I am with Tamiah Designs, named after my daughter. I found strength in both of them when I lost "Papa". Both Tamiahs are my pride and energy source!

The business is built on a passion for fine textiles, and in particular for African textiles. Their vibrant and colourful attributes are the main source of inspiration.

We are designing and manufacturing handmade accessories for home, office and school using African textiles. For the time being, they are all individually handcrafted in our studio in Bensham, Gateshead, UK.

Also, each piece in the Tamiah Designs line is handcrafted in limited edition batches. This provides a much sought-after appeal to our pieces, while offering unique designs that are handcrafted to the highest standards specifically for our customers.

Shop members

  • Gaelle

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Textile Crafter - Treasure Hunter

    I am a mother of two. I am originally from Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa where I grew up. I was born in Paris, France and kept strong ties. Understanding both cultures, I decided to create a business where I will make these 2 worlds encounter.

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Last updated on Nov 13, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

Please do not hesitate to get in touch If you have a special requirement e.g. fabric, diary size and/or layout ...

Wholesale availability

Please also get in touch (sales@tamiahdesigns.com) If you would like to stock our funky diaries and notebooks in your brick and mortar shop. Check our catalogue here: https://issuu.com/kgaelleanguie/docs/diary_2017_catalogue_tamiah_designs
Wholesale terms available on request!

Sizing details

Weekly planners are hardback diaries available in A6, Slimline, A5 and
A4 sizes.
* Slimline:
3 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 3/8 inches
8.5 x 16 x 1 cms
* A6:
4 3/16 x 5 7/8 x 3/8 inches
10 x 15 x 1 cm
* A5:
5 7/8 x 8 3/8 x 3/8 inches
15 x 21.5 x 1 cm
* A4:
8 3/8 x 11 1/2 x 3/8 inches

Daily planners are hardback diaries available in A6, A5 and A4 sizes.
Hourly (appointment) planners are only available in A5 and A4 sizes.
* A6:
4 3/16 x 5 7/8 x 3/4 inches
10 x 15 x 2 cm
* A5:
5 7/8 x 8 3/8 x 3/4 inches
15 x 21.5 x 2 cm
* A4:
8 3/8 x 11 1/2 x 3/4 inches
21.5 x 29.3 x 2 cm