Woza Moya Crafters have been busy!

The new ranges at the Woza Moya shop are truly world class, and quite unlike anything I have seen elsewhere: fruity beadwork, flower-inspired jewellery, angelic animals, functional glassware and an aviary of craft birds.

Angels:

A magnificent larger than life angel by wood-artist Josephat Phiri greets you as you walk through the door. He demands your attention and reverence, with his huge wings, kind face and earnest eyes. There is a bit of an angel theme at Woza Moya currently. Phiri also has a range of diminutive wooden angels with amazing detail, sanded smooth as glass. Alongside Phiri’s works are wood-burnt angels with funky sun-shades and attitude by Sibusisu Mapumulo. His range features animals as well as people.  

Fruits and Flowers:

The Woza Moya beadworkers have new product lines too – my favourites are the fruity range of jewellery and accessories. Bunches of grapes, tiny watermelons and citrus slices; apples …. and apple cores; bright berries and spikey pineapples: from tiny thimble size to bolder statement pieces.

As a companion to the fruit range is the flower collection – with bright blossoms, delicate buds and cheerful posies – all beautifully made from beads.  The fruit and the flowers and liven up a drab ensemble and transform a plain outfit. They would also make great gifts and treats.

Upcycled Glass:

Another range which is flourishing is their upcycled glass range of tee-light candle holders, flower vases, ornaments, decorations, chandeliers, wind chimes and drinking tumblers – all made from glass bottles – both transparent and green glass, in different shapes and decorations. With Father’s Day around the corner, there are some innovative gift options to be found.

Upstairs:

It’s fun navigating the brightly painted staircase to find the aviary of birds upstairs. Birds from wood, wire, beads, paper and fabric flutter in unison: from enormous eagles to dotty Guinea fowls. You would be hard pressed not to find the perfect gift for a twitcher!  

Coffee and More:

To catch your breath while deciding on what angels, glassware, fruits and flowers to buy, a sit down and cup of coffee is recommended at the Ubuntu Ground Coffee Café. As a distraction you can pick up a pre-read book from their book stand, and pop into their habby shop to pick up some bargain fabric cuts, and old school patterns. End your visit with a walk through the white elephant and plant nursery. I got huge brownie points by buying an armful of soft toys for the family’s rescue pups – who were delighted with their new playfellows! The purple teddy with the blue bow was an especially big hit!

Good To Know:

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26 Old Main Road, Hillcrest

Opening Hours:

Saturdays from 8am to 2pm

Weekdays from 8am to 5pm

Contact:

Call us on: +27 31 765 5866

Post/Pre Sales Queries: wozamoya@hillaids.org.za

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