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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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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Still Life with Fish 


Requested by Yvette, imagined by Adri, woven by Zanele. The end.
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Saying goodbye is never easy... 


These beauties are off to their new home at So Local, a beautiful gift shop in Bethlehem, Freestate, tomorrow. Au revoir, my lovelies!
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Feathery greens & greys 


We're all pretty pleased with how our new Feather design came out in shades of green and grey. On sale in the shop here.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
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Spotted - and patterned and blossomed - near Hoedspruit 


Have you heard of Camp Jabulani near Hoedspruit? They offer the most incredible safaris - on the elephant back! What an experience that must be! We decided that it would only be proper to to send their order of Mielie cushions and bags by elephant. The ele-caravan should be arriving any day now and you should soon see the Mielie stuff in the boutique at the lodge.
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Tennis, anyone? 


Lookie what we made as a custom order for Kathy Tillman, a very loyal Mielie fan and supporter! Kathy's daughter is a keen tennis player and she requested a Mielie tennis bag. After a couple of false starts and one or two curses, we're really pleased with the result - thank you Zanele and M!

By the way, if you live near Arrington, Virginia, do yourself a favour and spend the day at the Tillmans' Inglewood Lavendar Farm, a beautiful place for an outing and the perfect venue for a wedding.
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Have Breeze Cut, will stamp 


Saturday's rainy weather was just perfect for sprucing up Mielie's packaging with a custom made stamp, skillfully carved by Niki. He used Breeze Cut, which is much easier to cut than old fashioned lino. So nice to get my hands dirty again!
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Just for you! 


We're busy packing these custom cushions for customers in the US. I'm so pleased that they came out so beautifully! The "Helen & Carl" cushion is a wedding gift.
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Look out London, here comes Mielie! 


These three beauties are on their way to London to be part of the Department of Arts and Culture's Design exhibition during the London Olympics. So exciting!
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