I am an artisan in construction; I live in Chile … the end of the world … The name of my hometown is La Ligua, from Quechua name that comes Lihua, which means wool which is woven to the house … the main economic activity in my city is the woolen fabric and the bakery elements that inspire part of my textile work … so I decided to name my knits with names of the rural towns near my hometown. I hope you enjoy the textures and the warmth of my work …
I hope you enjoy the visit and be interested in leading a part of me with you.
All the accessories you will find in this space are handmade and are part of my process of personal exploration through materials such as felt and wool.
I am a proud member of Etsy Latino Team
Hola! Bienvenidos a mi pequeña tienda de Etsy.
Soy una artesana en construcción que vive en Chile… al final del mundo…
Todos los accesorios que encontrarán en este espacio son hechos a mano y son parte de mi proceso de exploración personal a través de materiales como fieltro y lana.
Espero que disfruten la visita y se interesen por llevar una parte de mi con ustedes.
Soy una orgullosa integrante de Etsy Latino Team
Hand knitted cowl, made with natural Merino wool. Extra warm for coldest days of winter.
This cowl fastened with a of button made of Guayacan wood of center of Chile.
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additional entries +3 for each dollar contributed to our Chile relief fund via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you prefer to send supplies, please email me at email@example.com
Here is Memgalarce’s message about Chile…
“I appreciate the invitation and interest in helping my country…the situation is still critical and I can see will not improve now that winter comes to the affected areas. I was traveling this week by the Maule region and the only thing that describes what I saw is: devastation and poverty.
I wonder which organization will channel the resources raised, as some agencies have centralized resources and areas remain unaddressed. I ask because I work in Fondo Alquimia (www.fondoalquimia.org) the only fund for women in Chile and we are also developing a fundraising campaign to come to the aid of women and their communities … because we know that is through them to rebuild solidarity networks more effectively. The people there need underwear, shoes, bed clothes, some drugs, water…building supplies”
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Contest ends May 9, 2010 and is international, Good Luck!