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The latest stories fresh out of Barrydale, South Africa.

Online Shop Now Open for USA Customers!

Experience the richness of Karoo craftsmanship from the comfort of your home as Barrydale Hand Weavers proudly unveils its collection online in the USA. Delve into a world where tradition meets innovation, where each handcrafted piece tells a story of skill and dedication passed down through generations. From intricately woven textiles to charming artisanal products, our offerings are a celebration of South African heritage and creativity.


The Inspiring Collaboration of Barrydale Hand Weavers and Leila Atelier

In a serendipitous meeting of tradition and creativity, Leila from Leila Atelier recounts a journey through the scenic Langberg route that sparked a lifelong fascination with the art of weaving. As her family embarked on their annual Christmas pilgrimage to the Eastern Cape, they found themselves drawn to the charming town of Barrydale, where Leila’s encounter with a floor loom marked the beginning of a profound connection to the craft.



People and Prices!

We have changed prices this month in line with the inflation of our raw products (cotton and dying of cotton) but also due to our commitment to increasing wages and improving the employment benefits offered to our employees. We introduced a life insurance scheme last year and are in the process of getting a pension fund in place as well.

Your Gift Makes A Difference

Every month, Barrydale Hand Weavers selects a grass-roots community project to support and this month we are supporting a youth skateboarding project that has recently started in Barrydale.


These Are The Last Days of Summer….

In some parts of the country we can feel the arrival of Autumn in the crisp morning air and slightly earlier sunsets. However, during the day, you can still feel the glorious warmth of Summer.

Boxing Clever

Barrydale Handweavers owner Arran Bastable visited the make shift training facilities of the local fight club where Sergeant Conroy Williams keeps young men out of trouble by teaching them the finer art of boxing at mixed martial arts.


Hand Weavers watch their work come to life on the big screen

Barrydale Hand Weavers made it onto the big screen, or at least a bespoke range of outfits that was born from their looms was used to manufacture hundreds of outfits for the movie The Woman King.

The Movie premiered in South Africa this week and almost the entire Hand Weavers staff from Barrydale was privileged to watch a private screening at New Metro, Worcester on September 30.

Weavers Stand United in Aid of Pinky

he Barrydale Hand Weavers team this week completed their Pink for Pinky drive during which the proceeds of a bespoke pink tea-towel and hand cloth range was donated to 11-year old cancer sufferer Trinity Schäffler.

Trinity, or Pinky as she’s affectionally known, is an 11-year-old cancer sufferer who is currently undergoing chemo treatment at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

Great excitement in Barrydale as Hand Weavers confirm Cellar move

As part of their efforts to meet the ever-increasing demand for their popular products, Barrydale Hand Weavers confirmed this week that they would be relocating to the Barrydale Cellar by the end of April.

This much-needed increase in floor space will ensure that the weavers have more than enough room to erect all the new looms that were purchased over recent years.

Woza Barrydale Hand Weavers Woza

Exciting times ahead for the Barrydale Hand Weavers family, both at the weavery and on the bowls green. The business has continued to grow through the pandemic and 2021 is se to be another year of growth and fun for the team.

Weavers contribute to Barrydale Flags of Hope

When a community driven initiative that so beautifully complemented our business ethos presented itself, we did not hesitate to get involved. In fact, we found that donating a significant amount of the material used to embellish the streets of our town during its annual Art Meander has proved to be one of the highlights of our year.