Fun new project 


We have been having SO much fun printing our own fabrics and turning them into beautiful bags. This is our first sample - more to come!
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Today there is only one topic 

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Exotic Mielie destinations 

One of the best things about Mielie is that our general and geographical knowledge and just keeps on improving as our products get posted to exotic sounding places. Like Powys, in Wales, the town that boasts the happiest people in Britain. As you can see Powys is a magical place in winter, but in spring it transforms to the greenest valley you've ever seen. Maybe this Flower Field Mielie bag will nudge spring along?
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Baby steps 

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And then there were four 


Toes curled and whoops of delight were, well, whooped when these beauties arrived today. Zanele, Manyawuza, Sentiwe, you truly are master crafters. These four yoga cushions are on their way to Aix en Provence, where they will be gracing the lovely Isabelle's yoga studio.
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Say "bonjour" to many waves of grey and black 


We've been having a trs magnifique time with several lovely French clients lately. This custom chair was specially woven by Manyawuza for Mathilde, whose charming mum, Chantale, made it all happen. The design is a classic japanese woodcut design called Qinghai. I think Manyawuza's interpretation is extraordinaire, n'est-ce pas?
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Happiness = beautiful work 

We're currently working on a set of four yoga bolster cushions for a Isabelle, a wonderful client from France. The weavers quickly nicknamed them "sausage cushions"! Each cushion will have a different accent colour, but the designs will all be similar. I can't wait to see them all!
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Introducing the Braidy Lady 



Oh my goodness, the little boy scout in me has become absolutely hooked on knotting, braiding, and loomless weaving! I took a book of knots with me on holiday and had so much fun. Now what to do with all my little multicoloured treasures?
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Watch this space 


We've been commissioned to make a custom chair for office furniture company Ukhuni - I can't wait to see the end result!
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Wildlife inspiration 


I've just come back from a lovely holiday at the Kruger. It was thrilling to see all those magnificent animals roaming freely. It also made me realise that we've captured quite a few of them in our Mielie medium. Only those delinquent hyenas and the stately rhinoceros still need to be mielie'ed.

Confession time: We did once do a rhino, but everyone thought is the love child of narwhal and a manatee.
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