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£60raised of £1,500 target by 3 supporters

    Weʼve raised £60 to get 'Weaving for the World' off the ground, a grassroots initiative to teach communities the lost art of coco palm weaving.

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    Funded on Wednesday, 15th February 2017

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    I would like to run Coco Palm Weaving Workshops in less fortunate communities, living in areas where Coconut Palms grow. An in-depth course covering how to find material, prepping, cleaning and weaving various styles of baskets, hats and accessories would offer more sustainable forms of making a living where many indigenous communities have moved away from their traditional lifestyle of sustainable farming and fishing to selling cocktails or cheap imported trinkets. Many of their own eco-friendly, ancestral hand-crafted skills are being lost and forgotten, due to the world’s shifting priorities.

    I would ideally like to work with women, incorporating natural medicine for women's health, sharing what was passed down to me in South America - tried and tested through my own experiences – from natural contraception to maintaining gynecological health. Running workshops with men is also a possibility.

    Traditionally women had the role of working the land and growing the food, nourishing and caring for the family, while men fished or hunted, found wood for cooking and constructed. Workshops would be invaluable to both men and women, where weaving skills could be used for construction purposes and making household items to sell and for their own use.

    There are several places I feel called to - back to Ecuador (to work with Earthquake survivors and in partnership with Purahoja), Guatemala, Turkey, Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Haiti and the Caribbean.

    Teaching communities to weave is a form of social responsibility and empowerment. In the future, perhaps woven packaging can replace plastic packaging, reforestation projects can be implemented. There is huge value in things made by hand and with sustainably sourced materials. The focus is environmental and a return to working with the earth and not against her.

    This initiative is through Pachamama Handmade Crafts and in partnership with Wombsense.

    www.pachamamacrafts.com

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    • Tracey-Lee Scully1 year ago
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      Tracey-Lee Scully

      1 year ago

      I'm selling giclée prints of a painting I did in 2015, called 'Pajarita Perdida' (Lost Bird). Please help raise funds by purchasing one, all proceeds go towards funding 'Weaving for the World'. https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/496549183/fundraiser-for-weaving-for-the-world?ref=shop_home_active_1

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    • Tracey-Lee Scully1 year ago
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      Tracey-Lee Scully

      1 year ago

      I'm running a fundraiser at The Boileroom in Guildford tomorrow night, join a Christmas Gift Box workshop, all donations go to Weaving for the World <3 http://www.theboileroom.net/listings/events/23-nov-16-craft-club-sock-snowmen--christmas-gift-box-workshop-the-boileroom/ https://www.facebook.com/events/103076956847354/

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    • Tracey-Lee Scully1 year ago
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      1 year ago

      Immense thanks to Angel Anon for their generous donation, I am infinitely touched by the generosity and love of those around me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! <3

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    • Angel Anon

      Angel Anon

      Nov 14, 2016

      Thank you for sharing your weaving! I wish you all the very best with your project and know how much heart you are putting into this. Keep on your path of serving the earth beautiful sister! Blessings

      £30.00

    • Banjo

      Banjo

      Oct 20, 2016

      Peace, Love and Light, may the Coconut tree's live on forever and a day

      £10.00

    • Lisa Harris (Robinson)

      Lisa Harris (Robinson)

      Oct 18, 2016

      with love Shamanka Sister - you have clearly found your bliss and pathrespect to you and much love Lisa

      £20.00

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    Tracey-Lee Scully

    Tracey-Lee Scully

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    I am a Weaver, Artist-Maker, Creative Workshop Facilitator and Womb Activator. I am interested in working with crafts to better the lives of those around me, and particularly interested in working with women and indigenous cultures. I have volunteered in Ecuador, with 'JUCONI'.

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