I recently took a cruise starting at Ushuaia, Argentina and ending in Cape Town, South Africa. After 3 marvellous weeks at sea observing penguins, albatross and seals, it was good to get back to civilisation and FABRIC!!!
I was fortunate in having a friend to guide and drive me around Cape Town in search of local textiles. One inspiring stop was the factory for Carole Nevin Designs. Carole’s fabric is used in homewares i.e. tablecloths, placemats, aprons, shopping bags, cushion covers etc. It is all hand printed and some are also hand-painted.
Here are just a few of the beautiful fabrics in the studio.
I was excited to be able to take a tour of the factory. It was very interesting, I had never previously been able to see how a commercial design studio operates.
Here is a rundown of the different sections in the factory (not in any particular order):
Thank you to Carole and her team for welcoming us into their studio space. It was such a special opportunity for a quilter and textile junky like me.
If you are visiting Cape Town, I recommend having a look at the creations of Carole Nevin. There is a convenient shop in the V&A Waterfront.
I will be working on sewing up a few projects with Carole’s fabrics. Watch my Instagram for progress!