Today I thought I would share some of the beautiful and creative work my talented clients produce with the vintage African fabrics they buy from my shop. Above, San Diego based Cute_Totes owner/maker Alicia Ferreira hand crafted this unique bag from vintage African indigo and suede. Alicia has a talent for turning Morrissey Fabric's vintage African indigo into incredibly stylish bags.
The on-trend African indigo pillow shown above is just one example of what House of Pillows Elizabeth Pappas can do. A shibori African indigo textile becomes boho-style chic in her hands. Elizabeth has been a Morrissey Fabric patron since I first opened my shop and she continues to amaze me with her creativity.
Elizabeth Pappas also creates gorgeous mud cloth clutch bags with leather as seen above, left. Her Etsy shop House of Pillows also carries a selection of spice tone Mud cloth pillows for those who want that extra bit of warm color.
Shibori African indigo pillows aren't just for my USA makers. Kristen from Fixxtco based in Canada, also creates stunning pillows. Typically the vintage cloth Kristen selects has a coastal vibe. Fixxtco has offered some of my most rare African indigo textiles made into designer pillows. Recently she has added my antique Chinese textiles to her assortment.
There are times when the makers I work with let the cloth speak for itself. Here, House of Pillows shared a simple photo of a spice tone mud cloth used as an accent throw.
African mud cloth is crafted into large statement pillows by Mia Weaver at The Ivory Gull. Mia is based in Washington state so her pillows have a casual, playful vibe. On occasion Mia's son lends his sunny disposition to Mia's marketing photos. More African mud cloth pillows by The Ivory Gull seen below.
African mud cloth is often used for upholstery projects. Below, Lili and Spice Interiors used their Morrissey Fabric African mud cloth for a simple bench project.
Need more than a pillow cover? Casey Girl Designs can reupholster a chair for you. She can upholster with new or vintage African mud cloth. Find Caseygirldesigns on Instagram.
African indigo combined with a suede strap, fringe, and beads couldn't look more gorgeous! Cu_Totes has mastered the art of repurposing vintage African indigo cloth. Well done Alicia.
Below is an assortment from House of Pillows.
I invite all my Morrissey Fabric customers to send photos of their finished projects so I can share them in my blog post, Instagram, or Face Book.
You can create your own African indigo or Mud cloth piece, or please contact any of the talented women credited I this post.
Thank you for continuing to shop small with Morrissey Fabric and my amazing hand makers.