Monday, 4 March 2013

Trip to Ghana

I recently returned from an amazing teacher exchange trip to Ghana. It was extremely hot, but the people, culture and textiles history is just fascinating. I taught the students how to embroider their names onto patches, which i have brought home to make into a patchwork quilt to display in their school. I was taken to try the Ashanti printing method called Adinkra printing and purchased some blocks to try with my students here. I also saw traditional Kente cloth being woven. We were taken on a tour through the bustling, eclectic market where I purchased lots of Dutch wax printed cottons, which are so bright and exciting. I'm hoping to make some of these into vintage style dresses and circle skirts.

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  1. What an amazing opportunity - Looks like you had a fantastic time!