Greetings from Africa

by Elina Helenius

One of my nicest ongoing projects is in Tanzania Africa. I am happy to design a collection of handwoven cotton scarfs to Dar es Salaam based weaving workshop WOW. I just visited the workshop in Dar and spent a wonderful week with the local weavers and german master weaver Andreas Möller. We were weaving the first samples of my designs with the Flying8 looms which were designed and build by Andreas and local carpenters. First samples of the scarfs you can see here worn by the happy weavers and friends of World of Weaving.

From left to right: Joyce, Maggie, Salma, Ian / Andreas, Joseph, Samuel, Mama Mushkall / Grace, Victoria, Gertrud, Charles Makundi / Nadine, Rachel, Mark, Elina