Tag: Handmade

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…

An explosion of colour and textures greets you in Richard’s little corner of Swellendam at the Patchwork Studio. Lovingly curated Donovan is creating an artwork, a centre to uplift his community, a place of empowerment and education, a home for…

It’s difficult to pass by Swellendam without looking twice. From a distance the little clusters of buildings tossed out onto the hills and valleys at the foot of such a picturesque mountain, look like some kind of lovingly painted dream…

I love making things with my hands. I love lino printing. I enjoy the old fashioned, hands-on feel of carving with beautifully handcrafted tools. I love following the lines of my design on the linoleum block. Inking the lino and…

Greetings, my name is Bruce. If you live in Swellendam, you might have seen me walking down the main road or along the mountain trails. I love the outdoors. I feel more connected to the earth when I’m outside or…