TamiahAfricanDesigns

AFRICAN FABRIC STATIONERIES, CRAFTS & SUPPLIES

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom | 2235 Sales

TamiahAfricanDesigns

AFRICAN FABRIC STATIONERIES, CRAFTS & SUPPLIES

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 2235 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (433)

Announcement   THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THESE 7 YEARS - To celebrate, enjoy 10% off the Valentine Shop section!

Valentine cards and mini notebooks available for a limited time!

Promotion on 2019 Planners: 50% off diaries in the shop.

Personalisation is now available. At checkout, add your own name or the name of the person you are gifting the planner or journal to and a sticker showing: "The planner/journal" belongs to: x will be affixed inside.

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Announcement

Last updated on Feb 11, 2019

THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THESE 7 YEARS - To celebrate, enjoy 10% off the Valentine Shop section!

Valentine cards and mini notebooks available for a limited time!

Promotion on 2019 Planners: 50% off diaries in the shop.

Personalisation is now available. At checkout, add your own name or the name of the person you are gifting the planner or journal to and a sticker showing: "The planner/journal" belongs to: x will be affixed inside.

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This is a stunning Baule cloth has a pattern called: "Sun".
It is a very rare textile to source online. It is also included in the Spring Sale.
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Clearance sale on 2018 diaries to make way for the new collection...
#2018planner #2018diary #clearance #sale #promotion #africa #kitenge #wax #africantextile #africanprint #stationery
Flash sale on the last of the 2018 calendar diaries! Grab yours before it is too late!
#flashsale #etsyshop #etsyseller #etsyfinds #beorganised #africandiary #africanprint #africanstyle #africa #stationery #colouraddict #africantextile #kitenge #wax
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About

TAMIAH AFRICAN FABRIC DESIGNS - From Africa to the World

Tamiah African Fabric Designs (aka 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 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 6 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

  • Kouassi 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