Friends, what are your views on African inspired prints?
I've been kind of oblivious to date, until recently seeing these three gorgeous dresses: by Heather of Closet Case Files, Lauren of Lladybird and Cassie Louise. Now I'm consumed by thoughts of getting my grubby hands on some and stumbling across The African Fabric Shop has made this a dangerously tangible possibility.
My absolute favourites have to be the African Wax Prints, especially the stunning birdcage one and the yummy apple one! The black and white prints could look very chic too.
But look at all these other interesting prints too, some of which are hand dyed! The elephants are too cute for words and the batiks are also very appealing to me.
Oh and the array of animal prints - brilliantly labelled Wild Skins - is sublime! Anyone with me on animal prints or do you think they're tacky?
So what do you think? Do any of these tempt you or do you find them too outlandish? Have you ever bought fabric from The African Fabric Shop and would you recommend it?