Guinea Fowl Fabric

I am always on the hunt for things associated with the guinea fowl, if I am not actually hunting for their eggs!

  • Guinea fowl eggs!
  • Guinea fowl meat.
  • Guinea fowl recipes.
  • Guinea fowl sounds!
  • Guinea fowl info.
  • Guinea fowl books.
  • Guinea fowl art.
  • Guinea fowl blogs.

It was on one hunt for all things guinea fowl that I found some fantastic guinea fowl fabric.

I found the fabric on the Sew2Speak website, where the author Ruth had used fabric with a guinea fowl design to make postcards as part of her class. Ruth’s article was very helpful as it explained exactly where the fabric came from. The fabric is from the African Fabric Shop. I was so inspired by Ruth’s postcard and the African fabric, even though I am not an experienced seamstress, that I quickly contacted the African Fabric Shop to purchase some of their fabric.

Here is a picture of the lovely guinea fowl fabric.

Guinea Fowl Fabric

I am now the proud owner of 1/2 a metre of this bright and cheery electric blue guinea fowl fabric.

My initial thoughts were that I could make a cushion but now that I have the material I think fabric, washable placemats and coasters would be more suitable and original! As I am not an expert seamstress, I will let you know how I get on, but it could take some time, so watch this space!

  1. Beautiful fabric! I love the blue! Now that I’ve been reading your site, I’m totally going to get some of these cool birds! I love the info you share and cannot wait for summer to begin (I’m a teacher) so I can set up a new home for these cool exotics!

    Comment by BoggyWoggy – May 1, 2007 @ 3:08 am

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – May 3, 2007 @ 6:52 pm

  2. Hi BoggyWoggy,

    Yes the fabric is great. I’m so pleased you have decided to get some guinea fowl. I totally recommend it. They have real characters and are beautiful to look at. I’m glad you enjoy reading the info on my site. Thanks for your comments.

    Sara @ Farming Friends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – May 1, 2007 @ 5:52 am

  3. Hi Sara

    What a great find. I am certainly ordering some. I think it will make a great table cloth for the summer – we can be eating outside, from a guinea fowl cloth, as our guinea fowl sun themselves on the lawn beside us!!
    Thanks for finding this & letting us in on it

    Felicity

    Comment by Felicity – May 2, 2007 @ 6:41 am

  4. Hi Felicity,

    I’m glad you like it. When you go on the website you will see that they have other colours too. It sound a good idea making it into a table cloth.

    Sara @ Farming Friends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – May 2, 2007 @ 7:28 am

  5. Sara,
    I think placemats and coasters would be a great idea. If you also buy some of the cotton batting used by quilters and layer them up like a sandwich – guinea fowl, batting, backing fabric you will get heat resistant mats too. I suggest the cotton batting because it is thinner and easier to use than the polyester. You can quilt along the squares around the guinea fowl to keep all the layers together.
    Ruth

    Comment by Ruth – May 3, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

  6. Hi Ruth,

    Thank you so much for your encouragement and tips. I was wondering how I might achieve placemats and coasters. I will let you know how I get on and may call on you for more quilting advice.

    Thanks again for helping me find this great fabric.

    Sara @ Farming Friends