There are exciting things happening at Africa Works crochet. We are producing a new range of exquisite upmarket blankets, throws and scarves in 100% organic cotton and bamboo, which is handspun and hand dyed by an empowerment project in Cape Town, Vinnis. The yarn comes in a range of stunning colours.

The crochet class is a happy, uplifting place where the ladies of Alex get together on a Monday afternoon and learn how to crochet, while sharing a sense of camaraderie and sisterhood and earning an income. Many of the ladies had never picked up a crochet hook when they first arrived, but under the guidance of an experienced crochet volunteer, Erin Wiesner, they are now able to crochet beautifully.

We are proud of the fact that from the handspun and hand-dyed yarn produced by Vinnis in Cape Town to the crochet class at Africa Works, we are helping to uplift people economically and are impacting lives. We have many orders already and are happy to custom make blankets or scarves in colours of your choice. See our website for details, www.africaworks.co.za.