Capricorn Quilting was a dream come true for many
quilters in Polokwane. For several years
it was very difficult to buy 100% cotton fabrics locally to use in quilts, and
people had to travel to Pretoria to buy all their fabrics and other needs.
Ann opened her shop on the 6th of February 2012
and a new era in quilting started in Polokwane.
Everything needed for quilting, from start to finish, was now available
in the city. Long-arm quilting is also
done in the shop and this helps quilters who want to continue on other projects
and do not have the time to do their own quilting. She also spotted a need for knitting, crocheting
and embroidery and then expanded her shop to accommodate all that is needed to
fill that gap in the local market too.
Ann Nel is very passionate about any handmade article,
whether it is quilting, knitting, crochet, embroidery or sewing. She knew that Polokwane needed a one-stop
shop where she can bring together all these different people who share her love
for handmade items.
Capricorn Quilting gives classes from beginners stage and
also for the more experienced in quilting, knitting, crochet and machine embroidery. In the near future Ann wants to attract
school children too, to become involved in classes and to learn the skills of
sewing, knitting and crochet.
stocks more than 500 different cotton fabrics and is a quilter’s haven!!