MAHILAS VÄNNER-FRIENDS OF MAHILA
This is a meetingplace for members and interested friends to Mahila Aur Pani Embroidery Club-Kvinnor och vatten-i byn Bhilon Ki Basti near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.Here we will share news about what happens here in Sweden and in "our" village.
We will write in English, sometimes in Swedish.All our members are welcome to take part in this blogging.
(Mahila aur Pani= Kvinnor och vatten)
KÖP ETT BRODERI STÖD ARBETET OCH KVINNOR O FLICKOR
www.mahila.se HEMSIDAN UPPDATERAD
Bakgrund, Syfte och Beskrivning av arbetet
Hur kan man stödja flickors skolgång
Butiken laddad med broderier
BRODERIER FÖR LIVET, 28 MIN FILM Välkommen som medlem i Föreningen Mahilas vänner; Bg: 420-5431
firades i år i många hörn av världen. Sydafrika, England, Danmark, Rumänien, USA. Indien, och på många ställen i Sverige.
Vi var 4 artister som träffades i all enkelhet på Kafé Olivia på Konstnärernas Kollektivverkstad, KKV- Bohuslän och satt några timmar och stygnade. ...was celebrated this year in many corners of the world. South Africa,England, Denmark, Romania, USA, India and in many places in Sweden. Here in Gerlesborg where I live we were 4 artists that met in the café in our Artists Collective Workshop. We had a nice time together with our embroideries.
for World Embroidery Day 30th of July
Textile reflects our world; embroideries can show the
expressions of our time. Embroidery and textiles can focus
on the social injustices between countries.
By the means of embroidery we can draw attention to the necessity of
engaging in the force of textile in global trade and with it in world peace.
Textiles is a power and let us use embroidery as an inspiration for people to
engage in creativity that leads to a better understanding between countries
and between people.
To embroider is a peaceful occupation. It can be traditional made from a common
remembrance, drawn designs, from a pattern, or from your own imagination. You em-
broider for joy, beauty, decoration and for the creation of identity.
Stitches can be decorative, beautiful, comforting, repeating, healing, telling, plea-
surable, rebellious, caressing and perfect.
People embroider out of joy, as a hobby, professionally, for the bare necessities of
life and as an act of freedom. You embroider together with others or in meditative soli-
We want to acknowledge embroidery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to
free, creative thoughts and ideas. We want to tie our embroidery threads from the privi-
leged northern hemisphere together with stiches that are sewn by embroidering sisters
and brothers all over the world.
We want to be part of a joyfully creative peace movement.
The initiative came from Skåne Sy-d, a local group of Broderiakademin, the Swedish
Embroiderer’s Guild. The first World Embroidery Day took place in Vismarlöv, 30th
July 2011. The importance of embroidery must be made known and World Embroidery
Day will spread around the world. Make 30th July a day filled with creativity for the sake
of Peace, Freedom and Equality.
And I look forward to see what the women and Girls did in the village...