African Fabrics

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Krause Publications Craft, Jan 1, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 143 pages
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This guide helps to take mystery out of African fabric design and teaches sewers of all levels where to buy fabrics, how to choose them, and the best sewing techniques. The book covers the six most popular African fabrics and features 14 original projects including pillows, a tunic and place mats.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Mudcloth
8
Kuba Cloth
26
Korhogo Cloth
46
Fancy Prints and Wax Prints
62
Kente Cloth
86
Projects
110
Fabric Summary
137
Resources
138
Bibliography
141
Index
142
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About the author (2001)

Ronke Luke-Boone has been collecting information about the culture and traditions of people around the world for several years. She wrote an article for Threads magazine entitled "Unmuddling Mudcloth." Ronke is a member of the Home Sewing Association and an author of many titles, including African Fabrics. She has made television appearances on HGTV's Sew Much More? and the BBC Network Africa. She lives in Falls Church, Virginia.

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