Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Update... April 6, 2012

Mary Ann and I are leaving tonight for Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We are almost all packed and ready to go!

We have received enough yarn to make 400 market bags! Thank you so very much to all the ladies on Ravelry, Cascade Yarns and Skacel for their generous yarn donations. This project would not be possible without your support!

Can you imagine having to live for the last two years in a camp, inside of a tent, with your children, having lost your husband/partner in the earthquake?

We are currently working with 20 women, with more than another 20 women on a waiting list, who still live inside these tents, in the camp that is located in Parque Natif Natal, on Santo #16, Santo, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. See previous blog entries for details on the Crochet Project.

On this trip, we will supply the donated yarn to the ladies.
Mary Ann with some of the donated yarns
Mary Ann re-skeined the yarn, especially the yarn that came on cones, so that we have more space in the large duffle bags that we take to transport the yarn.
Three of the Four Duffle Bags packed & ready to go!
I am packing the fourth bag right now... let's hope that the bags are not overweight since American Airlines won't take any bags to Haiti that weight more than 50 pounds.

On Monday morning, Erin and Tiffany will arrive from Tucson, Arizona with more supplies. Also, Mary Ann and I are giving workshops to the ladies from Monday through Friday, next week. In addition to working on perfecting the market bag, we will also introduce the ladies to garment crochet and will teach how to make "yarn" out of used clothing, to crochet rugs, etc.
Rag Rug - my crochet experiment
Wish us luck and send us your prayers and positive thoughts for our trip! We will be back on April 16th.

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