I now have the new showroom for sales in the works, setting up the categories and products as well as the pesky issues such as shipping & payments. Finally. Also, I am awaiting the [...]
Category Archive for 'Bazin'
Thanks to all of your emails indicating interest in sales. Since the African Fabric Sales shop at Yahoo was closed, I’ve been working to get the domain transferred and a shopping cart installed here. Apparently I did things in the wrong order but now it looks like we are on track. Once we are ready, [...]
Posted in African Batik Fabric, African Prints, African Quilts, Batik, Bazin, Fashion, Hand-Decorated Damask, Indigo, Industry, Kente Prints, Modern Tribal Cloth, Mudcloth, Traditional Fabrics, WAX on Nov 13th, 2012
Are you starting to wonder why my prices are so low and the inventory is so small? It’s all part of a projected revamping of African Fabric Sales in which we intend to sell out the factory made fabrics–the wax, the prints, the damask–and replace them with hand decorated and tribal fabrics. This was [...]
Posted in African Batik Fabric, African Prints, African Quilts, Batik, Bazin, Book Reviews, Events, Fashion, Hand-Decorated Damask, Indigo, Industry, Kente Prints, Modern Tribal Cloth, Mudcloth, Other Links, Traditional Fabrics, WAX on Jan 9th, 2012
As we consider the wisdom of continuing with our store found at www.africanfabricsales.com we none the less start the new year with our store wide 20% discount sale. The web store was created to continue a business under THIS name that I was no longer pursuing in person at fairs, festivals, and quilting & sewing [...]
As I mentioned previously, I’ve been sorting through the accumulated boxes of this and that in the Fabric Storeroom, and most recently, have arranged by color the beautiful damask. Particularly the 1-yard cuts remaining from my days selling at quilt shows and conferences. It’s gorgeous fabric, damask and suitable for mixing in with other fabrics [...]
We are in the process of loading new hand decorated cotton damask onto our web store. The fabric comes in strange sizes–a 3 yard length I purchased turns out, for example, to be 2 yards and 24 inches, that is if it’s not 2 yards and 32″ but whatever. I’m selling it by the half [...]
If you can’t make it to Africa this year, or even any time soon, New York is a pretty good second choice. We are here for the month of April, having rented an apartment at 119th & Frederick Douglass in Harlem. While our little street is pretty quiet, we’re just a couple of blocks away [...]
We’ve just posted a collection of 9 different designs dyed with indigo on 100% cotton damask bazin fabric at www.africanfabricsales.com. They come from Guinea Conakry and are aromatic and richly loaded with dye. See the article about caring for Indigo fabric here.
This letter just came in, and I thought I’d like to share it with you all as well as my response. Hi, I am working with on developing garments with African refugee woman in New Zealand. I am interested in applying traditional fabric printing methods. Are there any that are reasonably simple and don’t need [...]
Bazin is the local name for factory woven cotton damask. Most of it is made elsewhere, but BAZIN is considered a Prestige Fabric and thus is incorporated into clothing for daily use as well as dress-up. The finest BAZIN arrives in Africa from Switzerland and Austria, the greatest amount is manufactured in China.