Fair Trade Crochet from Haiti Babi on Creators of Tomorrow Show

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I’ve been enjoying watching Creators of Tomorrow, a ten episode documentary show available on Vimeo that follows the journeys of three social enterprises that are trying to better the world. Específicamente, I’ve been interested in the story of Haiti Babi, a fair trade knit and crochet organization started by two Seattle women that employs mothers in Haiti to help keep their children out of orphanages.

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Crafting a LifeKnitting as Prayer

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En este video, Rev. Ian W. Riddell talks about the benefits of yarn crafting and how knitting is a form of prayer for him.

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Mandalas para Marinke – July Update (All Submissions Posted!)

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It was over one year ago that I launched the Mandalas for Marinke project to honor the work and life of Marinke Slump from A Creative Being and to raise awareness about depression and mental health issues. As of yesterday, all of the individual submissions have been posted.

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Leanne’s Crochet Mandala (the final post of submissions to Mandalas for Marinke!)

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Leanne writes, “I am also someone who suffers from depression. My crochet hook is my weapon in my battle against this illness. Stitch by stitch I’m taking back my life.

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Janet’s Crochet Mandala for Wink

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This contribution to Mandalas for Marinke (a recycled cotton mandala made using Wink’s 12-round standard mandala crochet pattern) comes from Janet.

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Misha-Anne’s Crochet Mandala

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This contribution to the Mandalas for Marinke remembrance project comes from Misha-Anne in Sydney, Australia

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