Last Sunday I have invited my friends over for a Makers Afternoon at our place.
I asked them to bring their own materials to work on their projects. Here in Tanzania, we have a lot of beautiful African fabrics. They are called Kanga and Kitenge. With so many colors and patterns, it is impossible for a person with an eye for design not to get a bunch and start tinkering about ways to use them. In the past year, I made various sizes of cushions, covered the couches and dining chairs and latest but not last, I made some lovely pyramid shaped door stoppers:) I am not the only one who is bedazzled by the colorful world of Kanga and Kitenge. Apparently without any exception, everyone who attended the Makers Afternoon, came in with a basket full of fabric:) The best part of the afternoon was the chilled vibe and the chatter that filled the room. Every one of us was focused on making our projects and in the mean time chatting to each other. Some of us left with a finished product whereas some others had a long way to go. A great way to finish up a lovely weekend. I highly recommend it!
I have made a chopstick holder for Jamie. I used the design of a previous one that I bought from Japan and copied it to some colorful kitenge material. Jamie said he liked it. Here you go:)