Barrydale Hand Weavers
|Barrydale Hand Weavers
|Phone:||+27(0)28 572 1488
+27(0)72 864 0313
|Address:||37 De Kock St, Barrydale, 6750|
Barrydale Hand Weavers, 37 de Kock Street, Barrydale
Barrydale Hand Weavers was born of a desire to slow down, and it’s this that’s allowed us to take a uniquely considered approach to craftsmanship. We’re about Product, Process, and People.
To craft our fabrics we use locally grown cotton, spun here in South Africa, in its natural state or dyed to our colour specifications.
For our mats and rugs we upcycle the by-product ('waste') from South African textile mills as we use the edges of cotton fabric, cut from their industrial looms.
Our Weavery on 37 de Kock Street, Barrydale is open to the public and has become a sought after tourist attraction in Barrydale. Or if you are on the main road (Route 62) and want a coffee while you browse our range then head to the Mud Gallery, our approved retail outlet in Barrydale.
Barrydale Hand Weavers has emerged from a proud, small-town venture to become a modern producer of exceptionally crafted hand woven products.
For owners Kate and Arran Bastable, the journey to Barrydale Hand Weavers has been both a long and a short one. The couple were visiting family in the tiny Karoo town of Barrydale when they came across the business. They instantly loved its products, and even wrapped their firstborn baby in a Barrydale Hand Weavers blanket. When the opportunity arose in 2018 for the couple to acquire the business from family friend Carol Morris, their commitment was swift and decisive, though not taken lightly: after all, it involved three small children recently moved from Scotland to South Africa, two significant career pivots, and one full reassessment of the pair’s priorities. In short, Barrydale Hand Weavers was born of an intentional decision to slow down.
And so the Barrydale Hand Weavers story stretches back even further: the creators of the textiles that we’re so proud to produce have been a part of the business for years before South African Kate and Scottish Arran introduced their unique talents and innovation into the mix. The makers themselves remain at the heart of the business, and are now better-enabled than ever to grow meaningfully within it.
We supply local and intentional retailers, and offer customised weaving designs. You can also buy directly from us online at www.barrydaleweavers.co.za