Saturday, June 14, 2008

Peru

I have been doing some dyeing today, 300g of BFL sliver from Bluefaced.com

Andy from Bluefaced is going to be selling raffle tickets at Woolfest to help the Mirasol project, and he put a shout out to all his customers, asking if they could donate a raffle prize for it.

Here's the beginnings of my contribution...

My inspiration for the colours in this yarn came from googling Peru and then looking at the pictures. I couldn't pin one colour scheme down, so I thought, "Hey, I can do 3 ply now, why not just do all colours?"
So thats what I intend to do....one ply of each colour.... :) Its gonna be interesting!!!



The Mirasol Project is named after a young Quechua girl who, with her brother, tends 350 alpacas. Its aim is to fight poverty and encourage community development. As well as providing accommodation, meals and health-care, the boarding-house will be a centre where the children can develop personal, occupational and communication skills and study techniques in specialised after-school workshops. The centre will foster the principles of peace, tolerance and equality with a respect for human rights and basic freedom. As well as an awareness of other cultures, the centre will also focus on the preservation of the language, culture and tradition of the children and their families. The architectural design of the boarding-house makes use of local materials and know-how. In its physical, social and educational aspects, value is placed upon local knowledge However, in addition to preserving local traditions, the centre has a creative and innovating function in preparing its children for a changing and challenging future.

So, if you are coming to Woolfest this year, be sure to find one of Andy's helpers, or Andy himself, and buy a raffle ticket!!! All the money will go to a really good cause, and you can also be in with a chance of winning lots and Lots and LOTS of yummy yarn!!!

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1 Comments:

Blogger MiffyRabbit said...

Those colours are so cool, can't wait to see the finished yarn. I'm def going to buy some tickets.

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