Miguel and I just returned from our 2-month trip to India!
Thanks to all the wonderful people and organizations we met met along the way (and of course all the great folks back home who helped support our trip), we managed to teach 13 formal workshops, several more informal ones, and I estimate that 600-700 people learned the basics of plastic bag crochet. Check out this page for a description of our trip and our goals.
Each of our workshops was unique – consisting of people with a wide range of ages, backgrounds, handicraft skills, and personal goals (for specifics about each workshop, check our “events and workshops” page). This diversity enabled us to see India from different perspectives and to gain a better understanding of some of the issues the country and its citizens are facing. It also taught us that no matter who you are or where you’re from – certain values and aspirations are universal.
This particular trip was more about making contact with like-minded organizations, teaching plastic bag crochet to interested individuals and groups, and evaluating whether this idea can be turned into a larger project.