President Obama received crocheted silver beanies this weekend from an attendee of the wreath-laying ceremonial for Bombing of Darwin Day.
I have to admit that there’s a part of me that wants to take a trip to Brighton just for the chance to stay in Hotel Pelirocco, a “rock and roll boutique hotel” that now has a room that’s decorated entirely in knit and crochet.
A new Women’s Center has just been built outside of Mzuzu, Malawi in SouthEastern Africa. This is a place where women can come to learn how to crochet, knit and sew. This isn’t just a ladies’ gathering place, though. It’s a place where these women can learn how to take these skills and make a business out of them in order to support themselves and their families.
Throughout the world there are small organizations that work with artisans to provide them a fair wage for their crochet and knit work. AHA Bolivia is one of those organizations.
Knowledge Unlock Soaring Heights (KUSH) is a youth-led business that crafts crochet sandals in Jamaica. The organization recently received a $120,000 grant along with priceless assistance in entrepreneurial skills to help them grow.
It seems very obvious to me that crocheting a poncho is a useful skill to have but I realized as I read it that not everyone may understand that.