African Accents: Fabrics And Crafts To Decorate Your Home by Lisa Shepard

from the back cover

Bring the Mystery and Drama of Africa into Your Home

Beautiful colors. Rich textures. Exotic patterns. The way we decorate our homes has become one of the most meaningful ways to express our individualism -- and African fabrics bring a unique quality to our living spaces. Now you can enjoy these exciting fabrics at home by making any of the functional, decorative projects in this book. As an added bonus you will learn how African fabrics are made and discover the cultural aspects tied to them.

  • More than 40 projects -- easy to advanced -- to sew, fuse, and glue, including pillows - photo frames - place mats - gift boxes - dolls - wall hangings
  • Chapters covering the dining room, living room, master bedroom, kid's bedroom, home office, and gift giving
  • Complete resource listing for fabrics, buttons, ribbons, and other materials
  • Create the look of authentic adinkra, kente strip weaving, korhogos, mudcloth, appliquéd kuba cloth, and embroidered kasaï velvet with readily available materials