Africana

My dad has sort of made a hobby of traveling to Africa. It began with a fellowship program through work a little over a year ago and now, including those trips, he's been 7 times. He and my mom just back from almost 5 weeks in southern Africa. Each time they go they bring back all sorts of wonderful art pieces and handicraft. I've been lucky in that I've ended up with this crazy huge cache of wild African fabric. I have so much yardage that I feel no worry cutting into it for hexies, even if I want to use the rest for something like a full length dress (the last piece was 4 meters long!)

In further homage to my dad, I took the picture for this hexie on the album sleeve of his 33 record of Crosby-Nash Live from 1977.

Hexie count: 23