World of Fabric: Mudcloth

Gorgeous fabrics from faraway places — that was the theme of Stitch Fall 2009. It’s also a favorite theme of mine; I think of myself as a global textile explorer, and I love the incredible diversity and beauty of textile traditions from around the planet. Fortunately, we modern sewists no longer have to wait for camels on the Silk Road or tall ships to bring us treasures; we can find Mudcloth Toteauthentic international fabrics everywhere. Here at StitchBlog, we thought we’d start a series of posts to tour the world of fabrics. The only passport you’ll need is your sewing machine and your imagination.Today, a look at African mudcloth, an earthy fabric with a name that belies its beauty.

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