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Local is Lekker Folk Art Tote



A Be Inspired Exclusive collaboration with local yarn producers and dyers and artists – this month we support four women in business!

Click here to watch a video explaining the Local Is Lekker box!

After successfully putting out a Sox Box (not only for socks but was always sock weight yarn!) every quarter (well almost!) for 4 years, I felt it was time for a change in the format.

Following this pandemic of Covid-19 and the crash in the South African economy, I feel it is now more important than ever to support South African businesses, especially our yarn industry as we have come to realise how much we need and rely on yarn for our sanity!

Candice Leth is a mural artist, a cake decorator, a sculptor, a painter and an illustrator. She is also my sister-in-law! This collab has been a long time coming, we have wanted to print totes to embroider since before my trusty sidekick moved to New Zealand. I have found a local company that print all manner of things, including great totes!

Local is Lekker box number 6 contains 17 hand dyed embroidery threads by ColourSpun. The black tote bag is fairly large, with gussets – you can fit a lot in there, and the design is pre-printed so no need to trace it onto black fabric nogal!

Included is a Project Embroidery Stitch Card illustrating the basic stitches – designed by another SA illustrator, Claire Norden, as well as a beautiful postcard showing the original design by Candice Leth in all it’s glory.

Embroider along with me

In addition, from June 2021, I will be demonstrating various embroidery stitches as I embroider my bag, and these short videos will be loaded onto my facebook page for you to access.

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Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 cm

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