Keiskamma Art Group

Date: 27th February - 1st March 2012

 

It was with great anticipation that I drove down the dusty rural road into Hamburg, where for the next four days I would be facilitating a Red Shoe Workshop with the artists of the Keiskamma Trust. I knew that they would benefit from the workshop, but I also knew that working with these skilled embroiderers was going to be an exciting  experience for me.

 

I was not to be disappointed, as the group rose to the challenge and the results speak for themselves.

 

   Community Red Shoe Workshop with Sally Scott    community workshops with Sally Scott 

Ndileko                                           Veronica                                          Msindisi

Community Red Shoe Workshops with Sally Scott    Community women workshops    Creative community workshops

Bandlakasi                                         Veronica                                           Bandlakasi and Novuyani

 

The focus for this particular workshop was to show participants how to create something original from their personal life experience. 

 

 

Creative sewing workshops with artist Sally Scott    innovative workshops with Sally Scott

Nombuyiselo                                                                        Cebo

 

   Creative sewing workshop with Sally Scott

Msindisi                                                                            Novuyani and Msindisi

 

They worked hard to complete their shoes within the limited time frame, and by the final afternoon we were able to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labour.

 

Creative sewing workshops with Sally Scott     Embroidery and creative sewing workshops with artist Sally Scott

Nomfusi at work                                                              Novuyani at work

 

I was very satisfied with the outcomes of the workshop, and the shoes were absolutely gorgeous...each pair as unique as the individual who made them.

 

 

Cretaive sewing workshop with artist Sally Scott    Innovative creative sewing workshops with Sally Scott    Creative sewing workshops with fibre artist Sally Scott

Zukiswa                                                  Nomfusi                                                Zukiswa

 

 

                                              Creative sewing workshops for community

 

                                                The shoes of the Keiskamma Artists of 2012

 

For further information about the Keiskamma artists and the Keiskamma Trust, visit their website and blog:

www.keiskamma.org

keiskammatrust.blogspot.com