21 October 2009
I have recently found this group online called Casamento from Capetown in South Africa. They showcase beautiful individually handcrafted furniture, which is made using natural fibres and traditional techniques.
Their web page is full of beautiful images of their products but a little bit limited in terms of information. I have been going around in circles trying to find out more about them and the artists they present. In particular Laura Sums (photographed above, centre) who is a crochet artist involved in a project called The Yabonga HIV Project . As part of the HIV/Aids training programme she teachers women to crochet and create her designs giving them a home based career. I love the idea of this, being involved in a group working together on crochet projects. So much fun!