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Freshly Woven

There's always something special about woven fabrics, especially ones that are built to last, like ours. I am continually amazed at the strength and durability of our rugs, curtaining fabrics and blankets. We sometimes receive carpets which have been damaged over the years and need some TLC. The carpets, some over 30 years old still retain excellent colour, shape and have worn well and developed a patina that comes with lots of use. From time to time it is a good idea to switch your curtains around, so that the side facing the sun gets a break. And the stretching that might happen when curtains are drawn also gets changed around. This will ensure a longer lifespan. Sometimes blankets wil

A trip to Lesotho

A recent trip to Lesotho renewed my respect for the pastoral, subsistence herdsmen who keep the precious sheep and Angora goats safe in the distant and extremely difficult terrain in the mountains. I was lucky enough to be invited on a horse riding trip organised by a friend, someone had dropped out and there was a spare place. It was a five day ride through some of the most extreme landscape and pristine scenery. Our horses came from the famous Moolmanshoek stud in the Free State, they had been trucked in a few days before and we met them at Maliba Lodge. Our first day involved a 750m climb toward the Drankensberg escarpment. It was 10 hours of hard going, horses working their way over r