Twelve women have been coming to the Community Centre to hook mats. All but three of these women are new to the craft, but in three short weeks they have moved to drawing their own designs. We are having an open house on Tuesday to show the community what we have accomplished. Here are some photos of the women hard at work and also a preview of the hooking. Five of the pieces are already sold!
Archives for February 2014
This time a message from the school, Metangwe Primary. The grade 6 class at Park Dale School in Belleville Ontario sent letters to the grade 6 class in Matangwe. Below you will see the students opening the letters. Inside they not only found a note from Canada, but also drawings and a hand-made colourful bracelet. You will also see teacher Jackie giving them some help. Matangwe students say THANK YOU PARK DALE!
Hello from Matangwe Kenya. I am well into my third week here and finally getting to do a blog post. Things are going very well both at the school where I teach in the morning, grade 8 of 57 students and grade 7 of 54 and in the afternoon at the Community Centre where I am working with 15 women on rug hooking.
I hope to do several more detailed posts with pictures, but for now will just show you a couple of pieces of the hooking. There are four women who have returned from last year, but the others are new. I am thrilled with the progress they are making. Here are a few of the first pieces they did using t-shirts. We have established a solid set of criteria and each woman must complete a good piece using tshirts before she moves on to the dyed nylons and hooking one of the local birds. These pieces are all their own designs and colour choices. If you donated tshirts you may very well recognize them!