Our beginning students all learn to sew on paper. This helps them to control the needle and tension. Too loose and it becomes knotted, too tight and it rips the paper. The dots also help to teach space and visual … Continue reading
No matter where you go in Kapeeka, smiles will follow you! How can you resist these adorable cheeks?
We want to send Laurel Wright at Cosmos and Pearls a HUGE “THANK YOU” for interviewing our founder and spreading the word on our work.
We truly love all of our fans and dedicated supporters. If you simply share us by word of mouth, you do more for us than you could ever know.
Thank you Laurel!
Here is our bustling metropolis of Kapeeka, Uganda. The round about is where the black top ends (No, not Shel Silverstein’s sidewalk, the actual road). Fifteen years after The War of the Bush, the Ugandan Government paid back the villagers … Continue reading
This sweet little girl is Rachel. At the time this photo was taken, she was anywhere from 7-9 years old depending on who you asked. When she was younger, she contracted malaria and her family was unable to purchase the … Continue reading
Our first group of Advanced Tailors are all amazing women! Unfortunately, Justine was not available on photo day, as she has just welcomed her second, beautiful baby! Their distinct personalities lend to nothing but fun and it is always amazing … Continue reading
Even though it has been two years, we still love this photo of Francis and Mamma sewing in the last few rays of winter light. We started in a bullet ridden school house without doors, windows, electricity, or even a … Continue reading
This piece makes me really, really happy. While it may be simple, it was a turning point for our intermediate students. It was the first time they worked with sturdy interfacing, and, there were hardly any re-dos. Our advanced students … Continue reading
This is one of the tote bag bottoms from our first embroidery class. Francis put this design together, hand stitched on a neutral linen base that we bought from Sister Anne in the Kampala fabric markets. All together, Francis … Continue reading
2012 was a great year for us and we look ahead to the remainder of 2013 with much excitement! Do you want a breakdown of how we spent our time and energy? Well, here you go! To view the graphic … Continue reading