Rug Aid in The Gambia - December
2007 - #2 The students were very keen and managed to complete
12 saleable rugs in the short time available. Heather
is even more confident now that the project will work.
Rug school 1 This is Maggie
who will manage the workshop while Heather is in England.
Rug school 2 Some of the students
had attended the February 2007 workshop but some were
new to the craft.
Rug school 3 Heather found the
group of 35 rather too large at times!
Rug school 4 The
students picked up the technique very quickly.
Rug school 5 They made great
progress in such a short time.
Rug school 6 Sosseh brought his
own scraps of fabric from his local tailor.
Rug school 7 The sighted and
blind students worked well together.
Rug school 8 The finishing touches
were designed and produced in the UK ahead of the workshop.
Rug school 9 This girl is justifiably
very pleased with her rug.
Rug school 10 The designs were
varied and colourful.
Rug school 11 Each completed
rug had an embroidered label and a swing tag attached.
Rug School 12 The students produced
12 saleable rugs. Heather bought some to use in her fund
raising talks in the UK.