Year: 2016

Stitch Cross Visit: To Learn About Naturally Dyed Silk Scarves

by Jessica

Two weeks ago 3 staff members and 5 of the most dedicated and engaged embroiderers embarked on a mammoth road trip to visit a silk weaving cooperative who make naturally dyed silk scarves in Soatanana, in the central highlands of Madagascar. This trip was incredibly exciting, not least because the embroiderers had never left their […]

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Stitch Sainte Luce thanks Glastonbury Festival

by Jessica

Last week, a dedicated SEED Madagascar team braved the rain and mud and ran Stitch Sainte Luce’s first independent stall in the Green Futures area of Glastonbury Festival. This was a really exciting step for the Stitch association as it was one of the biggest shows we had ever done. The International Volunteer Coordinator Sue […]

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Stitch goes Stateside!

by Jessica

We’re delighted to be featured this week in Hand / Eye Magazine. If you haven’t already seen it, this is a wonderful publication that covers high end craft makers all over the globe. There’s loads of interesting features and gorgeous images, it’s well worth bookmarking. This also coincides with our exhibition of story cloths at Cultural Cloth in Wisconsin, […]

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An Incredible Gift of Glasses

by Jessica

The third and most recently health talk for the ladies of Stitch Sainte Luce involved eye care. Many of the women have been concerned about their eyes, something all embroiderers can relate to! Some of the women are finding it difficult to see their embroidery work up close. Others struggle with the transition between very close […]

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Moringa Seedlings for Stitch Sainte Luce

by Jessica

Last week Stitch teamed up with Project Mitsinjo for the second instalment of the health talks. Mampandry, the Mitsinjo Community Agent for Sainte Luce planted some moringa seedlings around the Stitch studio. The seedlings were very kindly donated from SEED Madagascar’s nursery project in Sainte Luce.   The moringa oleifera plant has enormous health benefits […]

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