Wreaths! Its getting that time of year again, and we are hard at work creating “THINGS…..” (or crafts if you like). Dead giveaways are that retail is hiring like there’s no tomorrow! Whether it is Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanuka or just plain ‘Happy Holidays’, there seem to be a certain ‘air’ about […]
Crafting is a talent that is not given to all. My mother was a crafter, and really good at it too! Me? Not so much. I remember her using a children’s craft book and sitting with me at our kitchen table patiently showing me the pictures and helping me try to reproduce what I saw […]
Always loved history, because it actually tells us where we’ve been and what we’ll end up as,- unless we take care and maybe alter course before we “hit the iceberg”? To me, one of the most inspirational figures was Helen Adams Keller:- American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to […]
Nannie Helen Burroughs A young Nannie Helen Burroughs. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. Quick Facts Significance:Educator and activist Place of Birth:Orange, VA Date of Birth:1879/1880 Place of Death:Washington, DC Date of Death:1961 Around 1880, Nannie Helen Burroughs was born to a formerly enslaved couple living in Orange, Virginia. Her father died when she was […]
HISTORY OF KENTE Popular “KENTE CLOTH” originates from Ghana, West Africa and is a personalized hand woven ceremonial cloth, but it is far more than just a beautiful textile. The various colors and intricate patterns represent the history, ethics, values, philosophy and religious beliefs of the Ghana people. Each Ghanaian weaver […]
It’s amazing to think how naturally talented people are to enable them to create masterpieces in arts, crafts, and fabrics. How humble are the beginnings of a royal robe at the hands of the weaver.