Tuesday

VERRETTES, HAITI
Where to begin? My visit to Haiti was such a wonderful experience. Ton, the Dutch filmmaker/journalist who invited me has formed a group of women in Verrettes that will hopfeully someday soon become a cooperative. His goal is to revitalize the native Haitian cotton by asking farmers to plant seeds without using any pesticides and have the women spin skeins and knit organic baby blankets from it. As this process will take some time, he is temporarily having artists go down to teach different crafts like embroidery, knitting, and felting to give the group work.


6 comments:

Sanne said...

wow, what a special project! it must have been a good experience.

GAIL said...

I love your pictures. Life can be very different from what we know.

peteski said...

like that half green wall shot.

michelle said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful experience, I am so happy for you.

Kimberlee + Lies said...

thanks for telling us more:)
-kimberlee

karin said...

Wow, the green tones in these pics are breathtaking.