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Craft Catalogue

Kylemore community crafters make a beautiful range of homeware. Our design inspiration is found in the country lifestyle of the area and the beautiful images, textures and colours that is Africa.

Please contact us to place an order or to request further information.

Meet our Crafters

Denise Jacobs

Denise Jacobs

Denise Jacobs

As a child growing up in Cape Town I always dreamed of living near the mountains. Twenty years ago I married my husband who brought me to stay in his community here in Kylemore, next to these beautiful mountains… so my dream has come true. We are a very happy community, everyone knows one another, and the mountains provide peace and tranquility in my heart.

I have always loved needlework. As a young girl of 15 I went to work in a textile factory, making handkerchiefs and lingerie for many years. Since working with the other crafters here at Imbali Craft Centre I have learnt so much more: not only craft skills, but it has helped me gain self confidence through interaction with people and responsibility for teaching others. I used to be very shy, hardly looking at people when I spoke and always looking down. Now I can sit down and talk even to important people with confidence. This makes me very happy, even though I still prefer to work behind the scenes.