We have had a very exciting time at Handmade By Me lately. Our new little shop has been open a whole month already and we are loving our new space! For those of you who have yet to see it, please do come pop in for a visit. It really is such a happy little space : )
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We were also recently involved in an incredible exhibition called Picture Africa which was part of 100% Textiles at Decorex in Cape Town a couple of weeks ago. The exhibition was curated and created by the lovely and talented Cathy O’Clery and we couldn’t have been prouder to be associated with such a fantastic bunch of artists, photographers, textile designers, and makers from around the continent.
Three of our fabrics were paired up with this gorgeous afro-electric image by talented Kenyan photographer Thandiwe Murui. Our Geometric Navy fabric was used for the backdrop behind the image, our Another Rainy Day fabric was used for the upholstery of the chair which was accompanied by our LUX Feisty Floral on Green Panama Cushion.
“Curated by the influential Cathy O’Clery of Platform Creative Agency, “Picture Africa” is a significant exhibition that boldly celebrates the relationship between photography, textiles and fashion as seen through a pan-African lens. While the show features photography from the continent’s finest image-makers alongside textile designs from designers and manufacturers associated with the African continent, the wealth of contributors also extends to bloggers, image-makers, artisans and fashion leaders. Expect a dazzling amalgamation of creative thought!”
We were also super honoured to have had our name featured recently in an online article by Vogue magazine! They recently posted an article on Bree Street called “A Walking Guide to Bree Street – Cape Town’s Coolest Block” and even thought its super teeny and tiny we got a mention along with our favourite Bree Street shop, SAM.