Women in their mid-thirties in India are earning new income through crochet thanks to lessons from an American designer named Sheila Clein.
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.