I made a few new crocheted plastic bag bags recently. I gave the pink one to my sister and the blue one to my boss.
I usually just string the colors together randomly, but this time I wanted to try something slightly different.
So for the blue bag, I tried to be systematic about stringing the colors in a particular order. The resulting pattern looked like plaid diagonal stripes. I think it turned out pretty cool!
This post is a little belated, but….
I recently participated in a Toyota Prius commercial (which basically involved knitting & crocheting around a car).
I’m the one wearing a red hoodie.
The HI Travel Forum was lots of fun.
Among the inspiring travelers who spoke at the event were Joyce Major from Smiling at The World and Peggy Kelsey of the Afghan Women’s Project.
We also got to meet lots of interesting people as they visited our booth in between speaking events.
Miguel and I will have a booth at the HI-USA Travel Workshop on Nov 19th at the Radisson Hotel in Austin, Texas.
We’ll be talking about our plastic bag crochet projects, the work we’re doing in India, and visitors will get a chance to learn how to make their own plastic bag crochet creations. We’ll be hanging out at our table from about 8am-1pm, so stop by and visit us!
The Travel Workshop will include workshops on various travel topics (such as web 2.0 and how to use it while abroad, conflict resolution for travelers, and voluntourism).
More details below:
I recently made a plastic bag top hat for The Hat Museum in Portland, Oregon.
Here are some more pics (I think Miguel makes a better hat model than I do).
Miguel and I presented our trip on October 6th at the Hosteling International Hostel in Austin.
It was fun to compile our photos and tell our story to family, friends, and future HI travel scholarship applicants.
For those of you who didn’t get to attend, here’s a pdf file of the slideshow I made. It’s more like a compilation of photos that we used as talking points, so while it doesn’t give you the whole story, it gives you a good overview of our trip and goals.
My story of my Plastic Bag Crochet project appeared in Mumbai Action, an information and advocacy platform developed by Mumbai Smiles NGO.
You can read the story here:
My project BagsBeGone project was featured recently in FashionFad.in, an online fashion magazine.
Also Food For Life Vrindavan, one of the organizations I did a crochet workshop with, wrote a little blurb about the event in their newsletter.
You can click on the links below to read the full articles.
FashionFad.in – Online Fashion Magazine
Food For Life Vrindavan – Newsletter
For those of you in Austin, Texas… I will be giving a short presentation about my trip to India. The presentation will be part of a welcome back session for the two Hostelling International travel scholarship recipients.
I will discuss my plastic bag crochet project, speak more generally about traveling in India, and show pictures that illustrate some of my personal highlights.
This event is free and open to the public. It will take place on October 6th, from 6:30-8:00.
Here’s the flyer:
About a month ago, I wrote about our experience visiting Dharavi, a big slum in Mumbai. You can read that blog post here.
Well…Fatima of Dharavi recently crocheted her first full size bag!
As part of Dharavi Project’s initiative to encourage creative expression among the children, some of the kids were given cameras to document their surroundings. This photo was taken by one of these kids.