The Village Workshops

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The Village Workshops stall at the Dublin Flea Christmas MarketLindi or Pin, as she is known to her friends, is currently working with basket weavers making beautiful hand-woven baskets of all earthy and bright colours. It is mainly the women that dry and dye the sisal fiber with natural dyes from the landscape before weaving them into all different basket shapes, large and small. Each basket has its own unique character and has the name of the maker inked onto cardboard and sewn onto the inside.

People are falling in love with these baskets, which have been sold at the monthly Dublin Flea for the last few months. They can be used in so many ways, as plant pot holders, storage, laundry baskets, fruit bowls or even as beautiful ornaments. Pin is also working with tailors who are creating gorgeous male and female shirts and baby clothes out of electrically coloured and patterned Kenyan fabric. Every shirt is unique and is made on foot-pedaled machines by local women in Kiteghe Village. They are made without electricity, without running water and are ironed with a charcoal iron. The proceeds from the shirts and the baskets go directly back to the women in these villages.

price range | €5 – €70
website | thevillageworkshops.com

 

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