Tuesday, 9 June 2015

An Interesting and Informative Meeting, Books, Bags......

9th June 2015

Last night we had speakers at Embroiderers Guild from 'Bags of Difference'.....

....Chris and Ed gave us a talk/photos on their work in Uganda, helping the people improve their lives by making bags, aprons, oven gloves etc....

.....the talk was so very interesting about the hospital, village and life in Kisiizi....

www.kisiizipartners.org.uk

.....Chris and Ed give their time to talk to groups and sell goods made by the villagers so they can provide a better life for their families....

...I bought this handy folded shopper....


.....very well made in a lovely cotton and the pouch is attached....


.....all the goods were labelled with the price and name of the maker and all money paid was sent back to the person in Uganda by Chris and Ed enabling the villagers to support their families....
.... a brilliant idea!

If anybody is interested in Chris and Ed talking to their group....

e-mail   christexart@gmail.com


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Finished one of my books today....

....when I went away last week I forgot to take the instructions for stitching this design, so made it up and enjoyed some weaving on the spine, certainly an original,unique item!!!


Front, padded, hand dyed fabrics....


.....I colour washed, sprinkled, sponged the pages....


....quite pleased with the result!

Also covered a plain paper book with my own marbled paper....


....just need to apply acrylic wax to protect!