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New-Generation West African Fabrics

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About the Author

Lisa Shepard Stewart
Lisa graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City and has held various positions in the sewing, craft, and textile industries, including creative director, writer/consultant, fabric buyer, merchandiser, and promotions manager. A dedicated collector of African fabrics since a visit to Senegal, West Africa, in 1986, Lisa encourages others to express their creativity through culturally relevant techniques and materials.

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