Kitenge, Kitenge, Everywhere!

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This photo was shot driving down Gulu Highway on the way to the Ziwa Rhinoceras Reserve for a Tailor’s Day Out.  No matter how many times we see Kitenge or wax printed African Fabric, they still get us excited!  Aren’t they stunning?  So many colors and fun prints to choose from!

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

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

Welcome To The Common Thread Collective!

Hello Friends! Jessica here, checking in to welcome you to our blog and inviting you to continue to share our journey! Thank you for stopping by to pay us a visit.  What a great adventure we have been on over … Continue reading