Crochet Workshop Wraps Up

I can’t believe how quickly these three weeks have flown by! It feels like only yesterday that I was getting ready to embark on this epic journey and nothing could’ve prepared me for this experience of a lifetime!

As week 3 of my crochet workshop in Cambodia comes to a close I look around and am so pleased with what the class have produced!

The creativity and teamwork has been contagious this week. I am so impressed at how quickly these ladies have learnt to crochet, working with different yarns and hooks, as well as applying what they have learnt in each lesson to create better and individual products and learning how to read crochet patterns without knowing how to read, write or speak english!

Here are a few pics to wrap up My Crochet Workshop in Cambodia:

A special thanks to Samphor (Riverkids sewing teacher) and Sreymom (Riverkids sewing assistant) without you I would have never been able to cover as much as we did!

When I’m asked what the highlight of this experience was I’d have to say it was on day 10 when the youngest in the group (age 16) said:  “I’m so happy to learn to do this because when I go home now, I can sit and make nice things for myself and forget about all my problem…”

CROCHET WORKSHOP STUDENTS – RIVERKIDS, CAMBODIA 2013

CROCHET WORKSHOP STUDENTS – RIVERKIDS, CAMBODIA 2013

We’ve laughed and cried and shared many many stories that have enriched my life and I’m so grateful to have met such an amazing, caring group of women. This has been a life changing experience for me.

Although this leaves me with a heavy heart, I hope this is not goodbye, but see you later…