Africa Dance Fest @ BAM
The "African market" at BAM's Africa Dance Fest, Brooklyn. One shopowner had a pagne from the 2009 Obama visit to Ghana, with Atta Mills, His "first Lady" Naarou Mills, President Obama, And Michelle Obama. "Fancy" single sided. He got it in Ghana at the time, and was not interested in selling it. I don't blame him! A beautiful Wax print by GTP, one of the best I've seen.
Madiba schweschwe fabric | Etsy
Sadly this lovely Madiba print has been discontinued. I was lucky enough to source the last few yards of it in indigo. The rice shape pattern in the background is a very pale lemon colour. The width is 36 inches and I have pre-washed it to remove the dressing. This fabric could be used for various items,and it is a medium weight cotton
Victoria Rowell - Obama Dress at the Emmy Awards
Did you see the Emmy Awards this year? One of the hot topics is whether Victoria Rowell (formerly of The Young and Restless and Diagnosis: Murder) had one of the best or worst dresses. She wore one featuring Obama fabric from Ghana. Sistah blogger Karen Nicole, who has been to Ghana, discusses the fabric. If Victoria Rowell has any scraps left, I could use them for a new quilt! What do you think of her dress?
Presidential Fabric, West Africa & The Peace Corp...
Our customers are incredibly talented and what they do with Mary Jo's fabric is nothing short of amazing. The story you are about to read comes from a proud Mama, stateside (N.C.) and her darling son who is far way, in Cameroon, West Africa. What this generous hearted fellow did with the fabric, sent to him, is one sweet story. Wow, 10+ Yards of "Obama" fabric goes along way! Read on: Hi to all the lovely ladies at MaryJo's! Our son (Daniel)is serving in the Peace Corps in Cameroon (in…
More snaps from ABC Carpet & Home
Ikat graveyard. Chair covered in Obama fabric. Who knew? That slab on top is like 6 inches of marble. Holy cow. I totally want it. I think it was $4000 or something. Ouch. Madeline Weinrib rugs as far as the eye could see. You know, I want to dislike all her rugs now because she's just... everywhere. But there were some really interesting rugs in these piles. Loved these tables. Totally batshit crazy chandelier. Loved it.
Closing Of Textile Plant Marks Passing Of Already-Bygone Era
On Friday, Cranston Print Works in the central Massachusetts town of Webster will close, and in doing so give up its title as the oldest textile plant still operating in the United States. WBUR's Bob Oakes paid a visit to the plant in its final days.