Friday, July 21, 2006
Changing the World One Charkha at a Time
This is Therese of http://jumpsheep.blogspot.com/ who is literally making a difference in the world one charkha at a time. Terese has been on a mission to put these wheels in the hands of spinners in Africa who make their living spinning cotton on spindles. Please read the full story and see all the wonderful photos from her travels. She just posted fiber related pic's from a trip to Marakesh.
If you'd like to learn more about how to help, Material Whirled http://www.materialwhirled.com/charkasforafrica.htm has set up a page on their website dedicated to selling handspun yarns donated by spinners to help raise funds. Or if you'd like to donate a couple bucks they also have a paypal account set up. I will be putting together a big basket of fibery goodness that I plan to raffle at the shop and online- so check back as I'll be posting photos and details to my blog this weekend.