Finding a unique pattern in life that balances a busy work schedule with a place of sanctuary that allows the time to focus on your true passions is what Richard de Jager has found in Swellendam.

As a stylist working on projects the world over, you can usually find him hidden away in his studio in the village centre, enveloped by a vibrant menagerie of inspirational colours and textures that celebrate his love of world class design and luxurious cotton products.

Richards somewhat bashful yet flamboyant personality is boldly expressed through his meticulously curated collections from design legends such as Kaffe Fassett Collective, Tula Pink, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner and Keiko Goke.

An inspiration to both local patchwork hobbyists and those looking to satiate a desire for rare and extravagant cotton products, visit Richard at ♡ The Patchwork Studio