Dogkerchief - Family Washing


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Dogkerchief - Family Washing
Dogkerchief - Family Washing
Dogkerchief - Family Washing
Dogkerchief - Family Washing
Dogkerchief - Family Washing
Dogkerchief - Family Washing
  • For the ultimate fashion dog!
  • Reversible dogkerchief
  • Slip onto a collar 
  • Can be worn kerchief (front) style; or back (cape) style
  • Available in Small/Medium and Large
  • Mix of cotton and linen
  • Choose by front/top print, and enjoy a mystery backing print (each is unique)
  • Cut, assembled and sewn by Second Stitch
  • Print placement different for each item
  • Made from Magpie Goose offcuts, ensuring zero waste and maximum enjoyment of beautiful textiles! 

Artist- Wanda Gibson

Wanda is a Nukgal Wurra woman of the Guugu Yimithirr people (on her mum’s side), and lives in HopeVale on the Cape York Peninsula QLD. Her dad is a Yuuethawarra man and his country is around Cape Melville. Both of Wanda’s parents were stolen generation and were brought to Cape Bedford Mission when they were 10 or 12. During WWII her parents and the community were taken from the mission and transported to Woorabinda as the German missionary was suspected as a spy.

Wanda was born in Woorabinda in 1946, and her family returned to HopeVale when she was 3. 

After her husband passed away Wanda started working with the other ladies down at the art centre. Wanda is a master weaver – she weaves baskets, birds, and fish from dried grass. She is also a painter and completed a Diploma of Visual Arts at Cairns TAFE in 2014. Wanda has five kids, 11 grandkids and 5 great-grandkids. She enjoys fishing and camping down at the coloured sands beach (Elim) near Hopevale.

Art story - Family Washing

“My design takes me back to my childhood when we used to go to the beach for a holiday every year. We only got two weeks holiday from mission life. It would take us two days to walk to the beach! It’s 45km, so if we left at 6am on the first day we’d arrive by 6pm the second day. We had to carry everything - food, blankets, clothes - so we could only take three dresses: one to wash, one to wear, and one spare.  

We’d build a humpie down there to sleep under. When we had to do our washing, we’d roll a 44 gallon drum down to the creek, boil water in the drum, hang it up, and wait for it to dry! I drew the style of dresses the Lutheran Church used to give us for Christmas. At Christmas time we would get dresses, or pants, a jacket maybe, and a few toys. We used to look forward to our new clothes.”

Second Stitch

Second Stitch is a Refugee/Asylum Seeker run textiles enterprise. In their Coburg, Melbourne studio, newly-arrived migrants, asylum seekers, and refugee women learn new skills and connect with the community. Second Stitch offers a clothing alteration service and produces a range of handmade products (including face masks - currently in hot demand!), while also running sewing + product development workshops. 

Many of the women are working towards a Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production. Through Second Stitch they also receive customer service training, build business skills and access specialised mentoring from industry professionals. 

Magpie Goose X Second Stitch collaboration

Magpie Goose x Second Stitch presents an accessories range using textile offcuts from Magpie Goose garment production. The collaboration enables those newly arrived to Australian shores to connect with, learn about and celebrate First Nations people and culture.  These products have been made by the hands of people from countries as diverse as Somalia and Eritrea, Syria and Turkey; and the products are adorned with designs by Aboriginal people from diverse Aboriginal country across Australia - from Guugu Yimithirr and Alawa, to Winparrku and Ngurrapalangu


Measurement of item, in cms. Item will soften as worn and washed. 

width (around collar) 28 35
Collar sleeve width 3.5 4
Length (at longest point) 18.5 22



Solo dogkerchief post in Australia (fits in an envelope): $2

Standard Australia Post: AUD $8 (approx 5 business days)

Express Australia Post: AUD $11 (approx 1 - 2 business days)

Standard International post: AUD $15 

Express International Post: AUD $25 

Free standard shipping Australia-wide for all orders over $500

All orders are packed and dispatched from country Victoria (Postcode 3685 if you would like to get an estimate from Aus Post). Orders made before 2pm will be posted that day, and after 2pm will be posted next business day. 

Our guarantee: returns and exchanges

We want you to be happy with your Magpie Goose item + for it to fit well. We will exchange, provide a store credit, or provide a refund if your item does not fit or if the piece is not right for you! Full returns policy here.

Care instructions

Cold hand wash is ideal to preserve the print.

Do not tumble dry or dryclean. 

warm iron. 

Dogkerchief - Family Washing
Dogkerchief - Family Washing
Dogkerchief - Family Washing
Dogkerchief - Family Washing
Dogkerchief - Family Washing
Dogkerchief - Family Washing