The Deckle Edge started in the bustling suburb of Rondebosch in Cape Town. It had some paper and a bit of paint but it was actually a craft shop, gift shop, collectors shop as well as a coffee shop. It sold everything from rubber stamps and teddy bears to milk tart and rooibos tea with a few oils and acrylics on the shelves in the corner.

We have come a long way since then, expanding to include specialist products for printmakers, illustrators, watercolourists, sculptors and many more, realising that art and creativity play such a large role for so many.

We have realised that not only are we for the artists, but we exist for the students getting through architecture school, the brides planning their dream wedding, the parents wanting to try a fun new activity with their kids and every single person who desires to add a touch of creativity to their lives. We believe that every person is creative and we strive to provide them with tools to discover what form that creativity will take for them.

“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.”

~ Helena Bonham Carter

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