Do you need to pre-wash Shweshwe?
Shweshwe is a heritage product still made the same as in the industrial revolution. It requires a pre-wash before cutting and sewing.
Just soak your fabric in warm water and hang it out to dry. Plain and simple. No detergents or washing machine required.
You may do a subsequent rinse in lukewarm salty water if you choose.
Saturday February 29
Saturday April 4
Saturday May 2
10am to 3pm
248 Geddes Street Elora ON
The entrance is on David Street as we are on the corner of David and Geddes Street.
Parking at the Elora Arena on David Street.
We are within metres of the Elora Gorge, renowned for beautiful scenic walks and cycle routes, as well as excellent restaurants.
Kids March Break Workshop
Make a Boro Bag in two sessions
Monday March 16 & Friday March 20
9am to 12noon
Fee: $50 for two 3 hour classes
Includes all fabric and equipment.
(Traditional or Modern Improv)
Japanese Folded Patchwork Bag
Manhole Cover Quilt
Please send an email with inquiries.
Friday January 31
Friday February 28
Friday April 3
Friday May 1
10am to 3pm
This is a hand stitching day retreat, started for participants in the #dutchtreatsewalong as shared on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Most participants are completing blocks from the book "Dutch Treat" by Judy Garden, but all hand stitching is welcome.
There is space for 8 around the table in the Meerkat Shweshwe studio.
There is no formal teaching.
Fee $20 for catered lunch.
SAQA Conference Pop-Up Shop
Waterloo Quilt Festival
Hamilton Quilt Guild Show
York Heritage Quilt Guild Show
Visit our booth at these exciting events.
January 14 Royal City QG
March 23 Halton Hills QG
April 23 Simcoe County QG
April 27 Rouge Valley QG
"The Bolt and the Beautiful: The Shweshwe Saga"
A slide presentation and trunk show with shweshwe items to illustrate the fascinating history of shweshwe and how it connects with the world history of textile production and trade.
A pop-up shop can be arranged for the same date with shweshwe pre-cuts, kits and patterns.
Currently taking reservations for 2020/2021.