African Fabrics: Sewing Contemporary Fashion With Ethnic Flair by Ronke Luke-Boone

From the publisher:

Exotic! Exciting! Inspiring! African fabrics are sought after because of their rich histories and lavish designs. If you love these fabrics, but aren't sure what to do with them, the new book - African Fabrics - is just for you.

Author and designer Ronke Luke-Boone helps take the mystery out of these works of art and teaches fabric lovers and sewers of all skill levels where to buy fabrics, how to choose the right ones, and the best techniques for sewing them.

African Fabrics covers the six most popular African textiles -- mudcloth, Kuba cloth, Korhogo cloth, fancy prints, wax prints, and Kente cloth. This guide shows readers how they are produced and ways to incorporate them into contemporary designs for men, women, and children, as well as home décor.

As an added bonus, Luke-Boone offers 14 original projects, including a tote bag, tunic, pillows, placemats, and a child's loom, three of which have full-size patterns.

African Fabrics is an excellent reference for sewers or anyone who is interested in fabrics, culture, and history.

14 step-by-step projects -- three with full-size patterns.

144 Pages, 200 color photos, and 80 illustrations of wonderful textiles.