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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

Mary Williams

Mary Williams

Mary Williams

I was born in Kylemore… this is my home, and I hope to die here one day too. We are a wonderful community, and the troubles that afflict our young people like drugs are things that come from outside: this is not our way, and we all have to help our young people get through these tough times. I myself left school at the time of the 1976 riots, when many of us were engaged in youth resistance. Only in the last few years, when I was already 40 years old, and a mother of four children, did I complete my matric certificate, which was a very exciting moment for me.

Years ago aunty Eva Williams asked me to join the sewing group that met in their homes… and from there we grew into Imbali. So I am one of the very first crafters. We have learnt many new skills, can support ourselves into retirement age, and now we help to teach and supervise others in our open-plan workroom.

I hope that Imbali can hold its head up over the years… that we become a well-known ‘name’ and that people tell one another about our beautiful work. And one day, when I am properly retired, I will continue to give back to my community by caring for the needy and vulnerable children around me.