Monday, November 10, 2008
Ladybird Bag Ladies
iBhungezi is a zulu word meaning "Ladybird" And it's the name of a project which runs nearby my homeThe ladybird was chosen as a symbol for this bag making project because it signifies colour, life and vibrancy. Not only has iBhungezi helped to bring employment and hope to the communities of Lower Molweni and Umgababa, but it has given a wonderful platform to these residents to express their creative beading abilities! I love the fact that their workshop happens on the side of the beautiful St Agnes Church auditorium, providing a large, airy environment and using space that would otherwise stand empty for most of the week.Go ladies go! And by the way, I am delighted with my very own beaded bag!