Cosmos and Pearls

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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!

Welcome to Kapeeka!

Welcome to Kapeeka!

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

Rachel and Jessica

Rachel and Jessica

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

Meet Our Advanced Tailors!

Meet Our Advanced Tailors!

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

Francis and Mamma Sewing

Francis and Mamma Sewing

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

The Juliet Clutch

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

A little piece from our very first embroidery class.

A little piece from our very first embroidery class.

  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